Attitude of Gratitude

We live incredibly busy lives. Some of us more than others, but I think it’s safe to say that – collectively – humans are a busy breed. Especially at this time of year. Never still. Never completely quiet. Never without a plan or a To-Do List hanging over us like a dark cloud about to pour down.

Oftentimes, busy is the way things have to be, and that’s OK. It is, in fact, healthy to stay active and work hard, but it is equally important to rest. It’s how we recharge and prepare for the inevitable busyness that is building just around the corner.

But rest also gives us the ability to de-clutter our minds and refocus on things we all too often take for granted. Sometimes our ambitions cause us to put too much importance on what’s next, and we forget to reflect on what has been.

Veterans Day is in a couple of days. For most of us, this will be a vacation day – time away from the office spent with family and friends at cookouts or camp-outs or whatever it is we do when we "rest."

I’d like to encourage you to remember what Veterans Day is really all about. Take time to “chill out," but also make this a time to deliberately express an attitude of gratitude for the men and women who deserve to be remembered, lifted up and honored – not just on this special day, but all year long.

This is a special month when we celebrate gratitude, thankfulness, and the soon-to-be end of a year that (hopefully) brought more good than bad, more joy than sad, and a new perspective from which to jump in to what's next. It's a set-apart time in an otherwise busy year to focus, rest and focus on living an attitude of gratitude. 

Over the next few posts, we will be sharing a few things WE are thankful for, and would like to encourage you to do the same. What are YOU most thankful for?