10 Things You Probably Never Thought to Be Grateful For

November 24, 2015 2 Comments

As you go around the Thanksgiving table this year and share what you’re grateful for, consider sharing something that we usually take for granted.

fall-day-300Of course you’re thankful for your health, your safety and your loved ones, but what else? What moves you? What would fill your heart daily if you would just notice it?

Take a few minutes today to ponder these ideas and then share one of them at the table on Thursday:

1. Your Senses

Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste—daily miracles each of them.

2. The Plant World

From the productivity of a late-summer tomato plant to the delicate unfurling of a fern, nature’s exuberance and tenderness is something to behold.

3. Opportunity

Our steady companion, opportunity is always ready to take us down a path yet unknown. (Hint: We have to say “Yes!”)

4. Beauty

What do your eyes feast on? What splendor makes your soul rejoice? It is all around us every day. How often do you stop to drink it in?

5. The Ability to Learn

There is no age limit on learning—period. When we stop learning, we really stop living.

6. Young Children

pumpkin-patch-2-250They model for us innocence, faith, resilience, playfulness and unconditional love.

7. Music

What inspires you, lifts your mood? Rock & roll, African drumming, violin concertos, Turkish ud, gospel? A nightingale?

8. The Ability to Give

Every act of love benefits the giver as much as the receiver.

9. Color

Sunsets, Gauguin paintings, green peppers, blue eyes. Imagine a world without color.

10. Change

It’s unavoidable; the only constant. Change can be unsettling or challenging. But the mystery of it and what lies beyond it can keep us young at heart.

Dare the Extraordinary!

Deborah-Battersby

Author’s content used with permission, © Claire Communications

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Working with Mavericks to Change the World! Sales representatives, top executives, extraordinary athletes and motivated entrepreneurs flock to this speaker and coach to escape from merely competing and embrace their rightful place of winning big and changing the world. Deb’s reputation as an innovator in coaching success pathways precedes her. From London to Australia, this leader patiently shares how to step away from the ordinary.

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  1. Mara says:

    Thanks, Deb! Pitch perfect!

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