Every year at Thanksgiving, we ask each person at our table to share what they have been most grateful for in the past year. The exercise is helpful in calling to mind the many blessings in my own life, and hearing what others share gives me a greater appreciation for the opportunity to live in this time, in this place, and with one another.
Inevitably, I end the day with a mind full of people with whom I want to share my gratitude. But as the weekend comes to a close, my focus shifts to what is next on the calendar, and those good intentions too often slip silently out of mind.
This year I am committing to acting on my impulses before the warm thoughts fade. Perhaps more importantly, I am vowing to do the same throughout the coming year - letting people know in real time just how much I appreciate them and their influence in my life. I invite you to join me in this exercise. Let's start building a catalogue of gratitude to share at next year's Thanksgiving table and all year long.