Are You Thankful?

Thanksgiving. The time for predictable posts on “being thankful.” Being thankful is more than using your words to express the feeling. We can say “thank you” and how we are “blessed to see another day,” but if our actions are not aligned with our words, we are not truly expression gratitude.

In life, we are given many opportunities. They range from new careers, the birth of children, free public education, and even more. The greatest of them all is the opportunity to have breath and life.

Being thankful requires active participation and full application in the opportunities we receive.

Here are some things you can begin doing to show your gratitude for your opportunities.

Develop relationships

When you engage with the people you meet in your opportunities, you become more invested in making the most out of them.

Improve at your weaknesses

Improvement spurs gratitude. When you see personal improvement in any task, you automatically become more thankful for that opportunity.

Show respect to all others involved

There is no greater sign of gratitude than respect. Show respect to the people you work with, the environment you work in, and for the work you do.

And last but not least...

Grind. Repeat.


Reflect on the situations that you find yourself dragging through. How can you apply these tips to be more thankful for those opportunities?