Yesterday our nation had the opportunity to recognize Memorial Day. It is one of the most important days of the year. It gives all of us the chance to remember and be thankful for those who have given their lives for the cost of freedom.
As I head into a new week, my desire is to honor the sacrifices that have been made for me, by being more grateful.
English writer, G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
If you want to exponentially multiply your gratefulness, start with opening your eyes and looking around.
Personally . . .
I am thankful for old books.
I am thankful for the sunrise I saw over Lake Michigan on Friday morning.
I am thankful for long checkout lines that remind me life is meant to be lived slowly.
I am thankful for cold water after a hard workout.
I am thankful for encouraging comments at the end of a blog.
I am thankful for strawberries on my Cheerios.
I am thankful for my front porch.
I am thankful for movies that make me cry.
I am thankful for my coworkers who make me
want to be a better leader.
I am thankful for my blue trail running shorts that I wear on my day off.
I am thankful for the opportunity to double my wonder.
How about you?
What are you thankful for today?
adapted from 11.15.11
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.