I hope all of you have a great day and a great holiday season up ahead. My coach, Chadi Bazzi, reminded me of something yesterday and although the actual text of the email was based on someone else's writing (and therefore I'm not going to reprint here), the message was simple. Stop and be thankful for all the "bad" things in life too.
Be thankful for the struggles, the setbacks, and the times when you were ready to throw in the towel. Be thankful for the failures, disasters, and mishaps that you didn't want or enjoy. Be thankful for all those things that most people won't even think about today.
Be thankful for each of those negative energies in your life...because each one only made you better and stronger. Each one taught you something new and left you one step closer to realizing your goals. Each one gave you a new plan, a new way to solve the problem, or a new way of thinking. Each one had its own purpose and although they are never fun to go through, the outcome is positive if you choose to make it. It's not always easy and it's not always fun, but life can teach us a lot if we just stop and listen to the messages it sends.
Have a wonderful, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving everyone!
photo courtesy of JOE MARINARO