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.”  

 

i2i,

Randy

 

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The next i2i leadership blog will be on Monday, November 28th . . . Have a blessed THANKSGIVING!

 

Author: Randy

Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.