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9 Ways for Leaders to Amplify Their Gratitude

Sometimes ... Late at night, when I lay my head down to end the day, I go down through the list of things I'm thankful for - mostly the amazing family members, friends, pets, occasions, chances, and experiences I've been blessed with - and I am dumbfounded by the bounty of miracles, friendship and love, that fate, or happenstance, (or something more divine), has seen fit to place in my path, none of which I am remotely worthy or deserving of ... I have squandered endless moments and minutes, wasted wonderful opportunities that most people would cherish and utilize, and pushed the envelope of what is considered crazy ... I have stretched the definitions of 'foolish', 'careless', and 'unwise', and even intentionally placed myself at Grim's doorstep, via the extremes of my self-abusive and irresponsible behavior, and yet ... I'm still HERE ... counting my blessings .... To say I've lived a charmed life would be a huge understatement, and while I can't say I've learned all I should have from my errors, or reaped all the wisdom expected from my poor choices and their results, I CAN say, with no hesitation, that I am, on a daily and often hourly basis, extremely GRATEFUL for All of it, and all of YOU, the amazing people who have touched my life along the way ... and I no longer take ANY of it for granted ... EVER ... I should have left this earth fifteen years ago, and every moment since then has been an awesome, priceless GIFT, and one more blessing that I've not earned ... one thing I HAVE learned, though, without question, is that, in the grand scheme of things and the pursuit of dreams, peace-of-mind, and accomplishment, whatever happens during the rest of this day, and more importantly, this LIFE, is all good, because to simply have woken up this glorious morning ... Is ENOUGH.

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Date: 10/14/2020 2:46:00 PM
A feeling that I so relate to my friend. Especially so after my heart attack in 2011. We that survive often reexamine our lives and make positive inspiring changes. Life is good- love and family are the true treasures.. Well beyond precious.... A fav...
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Date: 10/14/2020 6:42:00 AM
Again...I can relate, three times I should have died, but...I'm still here, I too spend much time reflecting on my gratitude. I pray before going to sleep that I may wake again to enjoy one last day, very touching!
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Date: 10/14/2020 5:09:00 AM
So relatable Gregory. Gracefully expressed. My Dad always said that Thankfulness & Gratitude were his daily antidotes from the ills of this world. Poems such as this one always bring a song to my mind like: Bill Fay's "Be at peace with yourself". His album "Life Is People" is poetic artistry. Take care...
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