We just celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada. I love Thanksgiving because I love eating turkey and all the special foods that go with the holiday. What I love most about Thanksgiving is thinking about all the wonderful things in my life that I am grateful for.
It’s really the MOST important time of the year, because my Dad says that “what you focus on you get more of”. So when you focus on the things in your life that are GREAT, you get even MORE great things in your life!
Have you ever heard of the expression “the glass is half FULL” or “the glass is half EMPTY”? My parents talk about this expression all the time. People often have the “half EMPTY” attitude about life. On Thanksgiving we get a chance to have the “half FULL” attitude.
When you look at your life and think about what you are grateful for, you are focusing on the glass being half-FULL. How do you feel when you think about everything that makes you so happy? I feel great.
I want to feel great all the time! I think I should pretend that Thanksgiving is everyday, and everyday focus on everything that brings me joy. Most of the time what brings me joy are not even things, but people! I love my family, my friends, and my Power Girls and I wouldn’t want to live without ANY of them!
Just imagine how different your life would be if you imagined that you may only have one more day with your mom, or dad, or your best friend? Would you be more patient, more kind, more giving? I bet you would! You would live every moment of that day being thank-FULL for all the great times you had together.
Think about your brothers or sisters, if you have any. If you woke up every day grateful that they were in your life, how would you treat them? I’m sure you wouldn’t get as mad with them or tease them, as much.
When you live your life with an “attitude of gratitude”, every situation is more positive because you force yourself to see the good in it. Your heart will be happy all the time and you will more easily feel your Power, Passion and Performance and be the BEST YOU ever!
Well that’s all for today. I’m really thirsty and need a drink – MY glass is definitely half-FULL!
Your Friend and Coach,