► 2. Be thankful that something good is always happening in your life.
This very moment, in fact every single moment of your life, something good is happening in your life. All you have to do is look for it. You may have a new friendship in the process of forming. You may be getting some new ideas on how to sell your product in the marketplace. Or maybe a weakness in your plan is being revealed. They are all good things.
Take Lois Wendell, for example. When she discovered she had cancer some years ago, she immediately called her boss — partly to keep him informed but also to get some of his positive support.
Her boss Robert said he would come right over. But once he was there, he sat in his car in front of her house trying to think of something to say. He wondered what he could say to a team member who wasn’t expected to live very long. What could he say that would be positive and helpful?
Several years later, Lois told her boss that his comments made all the difference in the world. His calm, positive comments made her feel that she would be okay.
Robert said he was glad that he had been helpful, but in all honesty, he said he wasn’t quite sure what he said. Lois reminded him. He helped her focus on the positive. He helped her develop an attitude of gratitude.
Together they made a list of the things she was thankful for. She was thankful for living in a country where the finest medical help was available. She was thankful for the fact that great advances were being made in the treatment of cancer. And she was thankful for all the support she got from her friends and family members.
Robert added the clincher. He said, “We’re thankful for this beautiful gift of faith that Lois has. She doesn’t know what the future holds, but she knows Who holds the future.”
In other words, he was able to help Lois see that there’s always something good happening in your life … even in the tough times. You just have to look for it so you can be thankful for it.
What are the good things happening in your life right now? Express your thankfulness for those things.
Above, I said I had two Thanksgiving gifts for you today. The first one is a wonderful downloadable whitepaper I put together on how you can hone your attitude of gratitude. Please accept it with my compliments.