Thanksgiving Day is my favorite day of the year. It happens to be the day I proposed to my bride. “Thankfully” she said yes.
Leading up to gratitude day, there are so many things that capture my attention and cause a sense of wonder.
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 yesterday 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 after a long day.
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 sweatshirt that I wear on my day off.
I am thankful for the opportunity to double my wonder.
How about you?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.