Thanksgiving is for me, a time of humility and reverence. I am thankful for what has happened this year – the big and the small.
I made some of the biggest mistakes of my life this year. I rushed and tried to fit too much in an already busy schedule. I have had to do, re-do and un-do things that would have been easy, had I not been rushing. Even now, I am kicking myself and the table and laughing out loud for some of the faux paus that I made and will never make again. Pay attention or pay the price – doh!
Takeaway: How you do small, is how you do all! So whatever care is given to small tasks, is the same care given to all tasks. I have am reminded to stay focused.
I am also thankful for the friends and loved ones that believe in me. Even in the down moments, through all of the social blunders and typos, the squad of cheerleaders has encouraged me. They’ve also hand-held me through some seemingly gigantic leaps forward in my personal and professional lives. They have been good examples, listeners and helpers. Don’t know what I did to deserve them, but good relationships are an absolute must.
Takeaway: It takes a village, so make sure you’re acting right and in the right part of town!
I am thankful for three word sentences with immeasurable power – “I love you” and “Maybe next time” and the most humbling sentence of all “I’m really sorry”.
Takeaway: Less is more when you say what you mean and mean what you say.
While moving about in the heights and the depths of a great holiday season you may catch a tear or two – of joy and delight and of thanks giving.
Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving.
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