Folks, it’s that time of year again. My only HOPE is that perhaps this is the year that triggers the masses to dissolve themselves in the notion that GIVING THANKS can happen year-round… should happen each and every day… costs nothing, is timelessly priceless and indeed changes lives.
thanks·giv·ing (th ngks-g v ng) n. an act of giving thanks; an expression of gratitude
In black and white, the operative word here is giving. Needless to say, the actual form of the “thanks” itself is rather important as well. This nationally respected date for giving thanks has been anchored in time by our forefathers in an unyielding attempt to showcase its kinetic nature. And so, let us share pause for the brilliance of one of the unshakable Canon…
“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt
Well… maybe one more of my favorites:
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy
And so, I THANK YOU, folks, for giving me your time. I coach, write, speak, volunteer, paint, create… because I am moved to do so; because I love each craft; but above all, because I can be of service to anyone who crosses my path. I am thankful for those who help me, call on me to serve, egg me on and cheerlead, put me through the ringer (!), and show me that my purposeful actions are having an impact! So, I urge you: Be THANKFUL. Think it, say it, show it, never keep it bottled up, and pour it out every day.