The Success Of Thankfulness

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us begin to consider the things that we’re thankful for. What are you thankful for? If we’re honest with ourselves, the people in our lives and the simple pleasures are what bring us the most happiness.

thank-you-806978_1280 Thankfulness: Photo of note: Danke

Thankfulness Should Be Year Round

As much as I love Thanksgiving, thankfulness should be a year-round activity. In fact, people who practice thankfulness are often more successful. If you don’t believe me, check out some articles in the top business magazines. Here’s a quote from an article in Inc. Magazine: 

People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective.

– Geoffrey James, Inc.

Here’s another one from Forbes:

I would add that people who are grateful not only seek out more successes, they draw successes into their lives.  When you are grateful, others like to be around you. Your appreciation includes and supports them.  You help them see the positive elements inherent in daily life, and to feel more hopeful about the possibility of future success.

Erika Anderson, Forbes

I think you get the point. I encourage you to take some time today and every day to share your thankfulness with others. Tell people that you appreciate what they do. Remind others of how much their efforts mean to you. Send someone a written thank-you note. It will make their day.

I’m thankful for all of you. When you read my blog, you’re supporting me. That means you support my success as a writer. That means the world to me. It’s in this spirit of thankfulness that I share this short, original poem with you:

The Success Of Thankfulness

Live your life with gratitude on your lips,

make every moment one to celebrate.

Remember those who lifted you up

during the days of your duress.

Share a word and a smile with those

who’ve taken the time to help you find

your way upon the this rocky road.

Pass it on!

The success of thankfulness. 

Thank You

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