Someone I'm very happy to have met this year is Forrest Willett. I'll leave it to you to read up about him (forrestwillet.com) but one of the many things Forrest has taught me (we do public presentations with our friend Chantel Coward on "Resilience, Discovery and Hope") is the importance of taking a moment each day to express gratitude. I try to remember to do this each morning when I wake up. I have much to be thankful for.
This being Thanksgiving, I do hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends, but I also hope you can take just a moment to express your thanks – your gratitude – for the god things in your life. For me, this includes being thankful for...
- my son Charlie
- my daughters-in-law Megan and Alexie
- my granddaughters Ryleigh, Taylor and Adeline
- my 99 year old mom (who says I have her genes: yup, I'm thankful for that too!)
- my rescue pups Molly and Macy ("M&M") who are such loyal pals
- my friends, too many to mention (especially those who truly care about me: thank you!)
- my ability to write books that inspire
- my ability to sing (I do love volunteering at the Legion to entertain the folks)
- my brain (hey, I've got a fine IQ and it's nice to be able to use it)
- my health
- my (usually) positive attitude
- my life in general
- living in the wonderful country of Canada
There's lots more I'm grateful for. Sure, there are a few things that have occurred to me over the last couple of years that I am definitely not feeling thanks for. But for now, I'm focused on gratitude, and that's a good way to be. Hope you are too.