“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like
wrapping a present and not giving it."
William Arthur Ward
There are two ways to look at the world we live in today. The first initial reaction is that our world is in a disastrous state and it is overwhelming, even impossible to change things. What difference can one person make in effecting any positive changes? The second approach is to look at our world today on Thanksgiving Day and be thankful for our blessings and realize that there are opportunities to make this world a better place. We can make it better in very basic ways by focusing on the changes we can make in our own lives. All positive changes we make in ourselves greatly influence the lives of others. A simple effort of taking the time to let others know what you appreciate in them can have that rippling effect of lifting their day and also those with whom they are in contact that day.
Today I have more to be thankful for than any past Thanksgivings. This entire year every holiday has been special because it brings back so many great memories of our celebrating them together for 50 years.
I am thankful for our family, friends, and readers of my blog postings who have offered me support and encouragement to continue these endeavors to offer ideas to make positive changes.
I am thankful for the feedback from readers of my blog making positive changes after they read a book or have implemented one of the daily practices I suggested from my tool box.
I am thankful for a friend of my daughter telling her she reads every blog posting I release because it is the only positive thing she gets to hear about.
I am thankful for our wonderful grandchildren for giving me the title Positive Pops and for supporting my mission by talking to their friends and teachers about my blog. In conversation during her interview for high school one of our granddaughters told the interviewer he needed to check out her Pops’ website.