Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day 2014
Tomorrow, we here in the U.S. will be celebrating Thanksgiving, and our thoughts have turned to describe the gratitude and appreciation. Yes, it’s important to be thankful and express gratitude. I recommend you stop and ask yourself the question, “For what am I thankful?” often, daily if at all possible.
I decided to put a different spin on it and asked my network of successful executives this question:
“What have you done in the last year for which OTHERS might be thankful?”
Here are some of the replies:
“I helped my local botanical gardens receive funding from the city to clean up their flood damage.”
“This year I gave five speeches on behalf of a local organization that collects and distributes food to 600 food banks in the southeast Michigan Region. This helped the organization to distribute more than 40 million pounds of food to those food banks.”
“Our church is involved in a program that provides shelter/meals one night per month for 10 homeless families. 29 other churches do the other nights in a month. The small group my wife and I are in “host” 2 months per year. We transport the families, set-up the overnight lodging, make the meal, and eat/fellowship/pray with the families.”
“I continue to work with homeless mothers and their families as part of a team. We have helped dozens of families during the seven years I have been involved in the Bridge to Hope.”
“I work as a part of a mentor team for Arizona Small Business.”
“We have helped hundreds of businesses during the six years I have been involved.”
“I work on behalf of Orchard Africa helping that organization feed and educate orphans from the Aids Pandemic.”
“I work on behalf of families facing various problems through several ministries at my church, Desert Streams Lutheran. We do things such as Navajo Mission, Feed My Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank, and so on.”
Awesome stuff, right? Now it’s your turn … what have you done in the last year for which OTHERS may be thankful? Add your response below in the commenting section.
The reason I share this is so you can approach every day of your life with an attitude of gratitude. It’s those types of thoughts and every day actions that can change the world … one good deed at a time.
I wish you and yours a gratitude-filled holiday weekend!