I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G.K. Chesterton
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus
I like Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays. History tells us that Abraham Lincoln issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1863 creating the American holiday. (While Lincoln traditionally gets the credit, Sarah Hale, the author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” bannered the cause for almost 40 years prior to Lincoln’s Proclamation.)
We are hard-wired to see things that need to be changed or fixed and then to act on them. Change happens when we are discontent, which motivates us to do something about our discontentment. Thanksgiving is about stopping. Stopping. Stopping the focus on our discontentment that things are not as we think they should be and reflecting on the good things that are. Thanksgiving is about taking the time to contemplate what we are grateful for. Even when we’re going through difficult times, taking time out to ponder the many things we have to be grateful for gives us a new, more accurate, positive perspective. This Thanksgiving, stop, and take a moment to make a list of things you are thankful for; it’s guaranteed to lift your spirits.
Let me take a moment to thank all of you – clients, vendors and friends for all your support this year and over many years. We appreciate your desire to allow us to work with you and are grateful for our partnership. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.