I personally enjoy this time of year as the calendar year gets closer to closure and the old year begins a rebirth into the New Year filled with new opportunities. I enjoy the Fall season’s weather as the air begins to turn into a crisp, clean, cold sensation that awakens a renewed sense of life into our body and mind depending on where you are located in the world. However what I am grateful for is how in some parts of the world people are taking time out from their busy schedules to celebrate an invaluable attitude followed by actions and thankfulness. I describe these attitudes and actions in Demonstrate Gratitude and Embrace Thankfulness.
I have personally seen and read about many individuals and families going through tremendous pain, hardships and difficulties. I am truly grateful that my wife Kathy and I have experienced only a few difficult challenges compared to what others are experiencing. I have shared these difficult challenges in my blog posts. I am truly touched from learning about the challenges some are experiencing and despite their difficulties some keep a positive attitude of thankfulness, joy, acceptance of people’s differences and caring for others.
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to experience some very uncomfortable situations which has reinforced what the true meaning and value of thankfulness is for me. I hope that you do not have to become disabled, suffer severe medical conditions, experience extreme hardships, tragedies or natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy to learn the value of a constant attitude of generosity and thankfulness.
My Thoughts and Opinions on How to Demonstrate the Value of Thankfulness
• Take nothing for granted
• Give some of your time to assist non-profit agencies to help the less fortunate
• Be a mentor to share your skills and companionship to educate others
• Do not forget to say a simple “Thank You” to those who offer and provide assistance
• Surround yourself with positive people (Virtually and in Person)
• Share positive news instead of gossiping or speaking negatively about others
I wish everyone a season overflowing with opportunities to graciously demonstrate thankfulness.
Does anyone have stories of thankfulness you want to share? Any experiences of how demonstrating an attitude of thankfulness has improved your personal and professional life? We all look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and stories to assist us in enhancing our lives.
Global Dialogue Center