“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero
If you’re in the United States, it’s time to turn off your monitor, and head home to what’s most important. And as I prepare to end my week and do the same, on behalf of myself and the entire PPI Team, I just want to say thank you to…you.
I have so much to be grateful for- excellent health, a wonderful wife, great kids, magnificent parents, loving brothers and sisters, and…the opportunity to work with outstanding professionals such as you in a very important quest- to make our world a safer, better, and more error-free place.
As far as I’m concerned, “gratitude” is the single-most important word in the English language; however, left as a solitary word, it has little value. Pare its sentiment into your dialogue with another, and its impact multiplies. Integrate it into your actions, and you have a powerful force for good.
And the working of gratitude falls directly in line with what we teach when discussing the “gap” underlying Practicing Perfection® Precept #1- “What goes around comes around.” As Zig Ziglar put it, “The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.”
So as you turn off your monitor and head home to “celebrate”, take the time to feel grateful. Then, go home and express to everyone dear to you how much you appreciate them. If you’ve not done this before, try it. If you do, you might just find this to be the best Thanksgiving Holiday you have ever had!
I wish you and your family health, happiness, warmth, and laughter as we officially enter this holiday season.
My life has been made much richer through my associations with professionals such as you.
Thank you for all you are doing.
Please offer your thoughts on gratitude in the Comments section below.
Until next time,
P.S. Here’s another quote to ponder…
“Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
‘You owe me.’
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky.”
-Hafiz of Persia