It’s because I didn’t clearly understand it at first. I had listened to the premise but couldn’t follow the thought process through to the finish line…until the discussion continued and I began to realize the huge impact it was to have on my life. Huddled for an early breakfast at our usual table, with a group of friends a few days before Thanksgiving, we were sharing with each other all the different things we were thankful for. Then a close friend that I consider incredibly wise and intelligent shared with the rest of us that he had been using a process called “The five things I’m thankful for” and that it had changed his life.
He explained how it worked, begging by telling us that when you lay your head down on your pillow at night, you have to come up with five things you’re thankful for from that day before you go to sleep. I’m thinking like, uh-duh, my wife, our kids, my parents, our customers that frequent our business and the people I get to work with, done!