Gratitude and Greed: What Thanksgiving Can Teach Us About Cents and Sense

Happy Thanksgiving!  I’m really grateful for your support, shares, subscription and readership of my little blog — it sincerely means a lot and I wish all of us much success, happiness and a great future!

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday of the year.

Think about what you are most grateful for in your life.  

I’d imagine many items on your list aren’t things that you can buy, but rather friends and family your cherish, experiences you’ll remember forever (like travel, food and art), and time you spent working on things you care about.

Heck, go one step further and I would say that even periods of time that you don’t enjoy, where you make real sacrifices and yell, scream or suffer, you are usually doing it for a greater cause.  And the fact that we can focus on working toward a greater cause, rather than merely struggling to survive, is a great thing and a luxury a majority of the world does not have.

The bottom line is that gratitude can help keep us grounded.

Thinking ahead to what people regret the most before they die, the list doesn’t include buying a more expensive car, house or gizmo, but usually involves spending more time with people.

This is where gratitude can help us focus on the things that truly matter.  Whatever you are most grateful for, try to do more of.  The things you appreciate least, you can cut to focus on bigger priorities.

And what matters is not greed and cents, but the people around us, the life we live, and the experiences we’ll never forget.

Thank you for being part of my journey and I’m excited for what the future will bring us.


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