Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to spend some time with your family and friends. In some of Turkey/football/family induced chaos, I hope you find time to reflect on what you are truly thankful for.

The art of being thankful has been spoken of by so many cultures, religions and philosophers over thousands of years. It is a simple practice, that if done consistently, leads to success, happiness, and peace of mind.

It is important that we recognize and give thanks to all of the blessings in our lives. 

It is easy to get stuck in the trap of 'I'm thankful for my family, my health, and my new car.'  However, this year, I'm trying to dig a little deeper. Of course I am infinitely thankful for my beautiful family, but I'm also thankful for the way my wife is helping me raise them. I'm thankful for the other people in my families life - teachers, employers, neighbors.

I'm even thankful for the struggles. I'm thankful for that one time I lost my job - it made me better with finances and gave me some free time... a lot of free time. Damn, what did I do with all that time? I'm getting distracted.

The moral of this story - as you go about your day, take a few steps back and dig deeper into what you are grateful for. Even in the most dire of times, you can find countless things to give your gratitude.


This concludes my rant. Oh yeah, I'm still writing books and stuff. Happy Thanksgiving!


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