French teacher, Jean Baptiste Massieu, who founded a school for the deaf is credited with the following phrase . . . “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”
This from a man who was deaf himself and had 5 deaf siblings.
I agree with Jean. Of all the things I am thankful for, I think memories may top my list.
Memories are a great gift from God. The good ones, and even the bad ones.
The good ones are pretty obvious. If you could go back and have a do over on some of your past days, I assume you would start by choosing your best day.
For instance, I wish I could go back and live this day again . . .
But don’t you also wish you could go back and change some of the decisions you made on your worst days? I know I do.
If you think about it, memories can be a great reminder to avoid a repeat of past mistakes. Emotional pain, regret, failure, disappointment . . . No Thanks!
There are no do overs. Just this moment. This day.
As you approach the coming week of Thanksgiving, I challenge you to taste every delicious moment of life.
Laugh. Love. Look back.
And don’t forget, “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”
The next i2i leadership blog will be on Monday, November 28th . . . Have a blessed THANKSGIVING!
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.