I don’t believe there is any greater feeling in the world than gratitude. After all, if you’re grateful and thankful for something, you can’t help but have warm feelings about it. In that vein, it’s time for my annual list of what I’m thankful for. Hopefully, you have some or all of these things in your life too…
Health: My wife is healthy (very healthy now that she’s on her healthy eating plan). I’m reasonably healthy (though I could certainly drop 20 pounds). My kids are healthy. Even my fish are healthy. It’s true that without your health you have nothing.
Business: I’m thankful for my job. I’m thankful for my clients (the big ones and the small ones). Without them, I wouldn’t have a job and no one would be able to read this incredible blog post. And I’m thankful for my co-workers, who not only put up with me, but take great care of our clients as well.
Golf: Even though my golf skills have seriously diminished of late (see last month’s blog post) I’m very thankful for this greatest of games. Golf gets me outdoors, burns calories, and gives me some much needed diversion from work and parenting. If you’re not yet a golfer, I urge you to take up the game.
Perspective: Unfortunately my wife and I have lost family members and friends in the last few years, all of them too early. Their deaths have given me a greater perspective on life. It’s short, precious, and shouldn’t be wasted worrying about things that don’t really matter. I try to remind myself of this when I lose a client or my kids have a tantrum. Easier said than done, but I’m working on it.
Tomorrow: If you’re healthy, there is always tomorrow. Tomorrow brings the promise of new opportunities, new experiences, more snuggles with my kids, and maybe one more round of golf in the 60s (this is the first year I haven’t broken 70, even once, sigh…).
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!