One of the first CEO’s I had direct contact with while working with him often stated – the door swings both ways. This applied to a number of instances from deals we were negotiating to employees being hired or fired. The statement applies to viewpoints we all hold near and dear to our hearts as well.
“If a person isn’t thankful for what they’ve got, they aren’t likely to be thankful for what they’re going to get.” ~Frank A. Clark
Have you ever considered how others see you? Especially when speaking out with a certain point of view or value system.
Do we each live out these ideals and view points?
Is it possible, at least for a few days if not longer, everyone will intentional stop wearing their political opinions on their chest and enjoy having conversations with people on other topics?
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~Eckhart Tolle
Each day is there someone we come into contact with where we may offer our appreciation and even encouragement to them. Are there people we come into contact with often where we are actually withholding our appreciation and encouragement to?
How many of us are going to a food store to pick up a few last minute items or to purchase everything needed for the family feast? Do you stop and look at the person, the real human being, behind the register scanning each item? Maybe, just maybe ask how they are doing at this busy season? What are they doing for Thanksgiving?
Be intentional with gratitude for your family, your health, for what you and your family have in life. Celebrate by being intentional with gratitude to people you interact with.
It does not take more than a few minutes. Your caring attention and a few kind words may make someone’s day.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ Mother Theresa
It is my hope and wish you will take in a few deep breaths and reflect on how really fortunate you are to be able to do exactly that. There are people who struggle for each single breath.
Here are a few thoughts to read through to help get you in the mood if you are not there yet.
“I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” ~ Mike Ericksen
“They may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
There may be some of you who are getting really upset with me. You feel that these are way too soft. In fact you are wondering if this article was outsourced. You should know me better than that by now. Every single word is written by me each week! This quote then is for all of you –
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching.