Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
While the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving the last Thursday of each November, other countries and cultures also celebrate similar holidays, most having different festival dates and holiday names, but all with the same intent – to give thanks.
Did you know Canada may have been the first to celebrate Thanksgiving, way back in 1578?
Other examples of celebrating thanks include China’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Pongal in India, Chusok in Korea, Tet Trung Thu in Vietnam, the Jewish Feast of Sukkot, and in Germany there’s Erntedankfest.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
–Henry Van Dyke
Giving thanks and expressing gratitude is healthy in both our personal and professional lives!
Take time to reflect on the positive.
- What / whom do you appreciate? Who appreciates you?
- What inspires you? How do you inspire others?
- Is there pleasure and enjoyment at home? What about at work?
- What have you accomplished? Who’s shared in those accomplishments?
- As a leader, a friend, a family member, or a co-worker, let others know how they add value to your life and thank them.
We all can value our personal and professional relationships, and we all have the ability to motivate, influence, inspire, and appreciate others.
And, in the words of John Hersey:
Thankfulness breeds success.
Leaders lead by example. Share what you’re thankful for!
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