Double Your Wonder

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 . . . What are you thankful for?



repost from 11.16.11

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9 years ago

I am thankful for YOU!


9 years ago

Sounds like a kid who needs money 🙂

Coach Brown

9 years ago

Thankful for God’s love revealed in my life through my family and friends. His love is all the reward I desire in this life, and of course little Noah, Natalie and Eli’s hugs and smiles too!


9 years ago

Good stuff Coach!

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