How To *Give* Thanks

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. – W. Clement Stone

Today is Thanksgiving here in the good ol’ USA and while some will be scrambling for some “Door Buster Sale” item or some other essentially unobtainable bargain, I suggest that we 1) don’t engage in any “shopping-like” activity and 2) we put our money where our mouths are in regards to “being thankful.”

Make today the day you begin a practice or gratitude (as I have been for some time now*).

Any by practice I mean do something, everyday, to get in touch with what’s working and wonderful in your life and anchor that awareness and feeling.

I pause each evening and write down five things I’m grateful for.**

This practice has made a tremendous difference in my life.

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* While my behavior is far-from-perfect, I shudder to think where I would be without this wonderful awareness-building practice.

** Yes, I mean to say: sit down, get still and quiet and actually write out, long-hand, on paper.

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