Showing some gratitude…
Thanksgiving is here again, and it is good to show gratitude. Sadly, that seems to be lacking in today’s polarized world. But here are some things I am grateful for:
My parents — Although both gone, they poured their love into my brother and me, and offered us the encouragement to be whatever we wanted to be. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
My wife — Friend, confidant, life-partner, and lover for almost 50 years. Without your support, I would not be writing about my consulting adventures. Thanks, Mary!
My sons — You both make us proud, not only of your accomplishments, but also for the wonderful fathers and husbands you have become. Thanks Darren and Chris!
My grandchildren — You brought us joy, and the hope and promise of a bright future for the world. Thanks Raymond, Maxine, Thomas, Joseph, Chloe, and Charles!
My little mutt – Who knew 18 pounds of fur could bring so much happiness? And who rescued who anyway? Keep wagging that tail, Sami!
My clients — It has been a sincere pleasure to work with you. Not only have you allowed me to live a dream life, you have taught me so much. Thanks to each and everyone of you!
My colleagues –– Your gracious sharing of information and ideas enhanced my abilities to serve my clients. Thanks especially to my late business partner Bill, may you rest in peace!
My advisors — You guidance has kept me on the path to success and prosperity, which I now enjoy in my “golden years.” Thanks to all of you!
My friends — Last, but not least, thanks of all of my friends over the years – many who are in the above categories. Thanks for the simple gift of friendship!
In closing, here is a quote I recently ran across:
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf.
If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished.
To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there is a blessing in everything.
— Alan Cohen
Happy Thanksgiving to all! — Uncle Daryl
P.S. So what are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?
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