A Time of Thanks
Every year, we share a short Thanksgiving Message with our For Impact World.
Here are 3 Things to Think about this Thanksgiving:
- “WEALTH IS AN ABUNDANCE OF THINGS THAT WE VALUE”
This is the best definition of ‘Wealth’ I’ve ever seen. Everything that we (should) truly value doesn’t really “cost” anything. (Or, as the VISA commercial would say, “It’s PRICELESS.”) Our families, our health, our friends, our lives, our country, our stakeholders and investors, our wonderful staff who deliver our services. And that’s just the ‘people’ value. A good book. A great cup of coffee. Nature. The sun. The ocean. The mountains. All things we can enjoy and VALUE.
Let this Thanksgiving be a corucopia full of things that you VALUE.
- “ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE”
Yes, it’s the worst ‘economy’ in a long time. The media is relentless in its coverage of all the ‘bad’ things that are going on. Yet, as you look around the world, each of us has an awful lot to be grateful for. Every book I’ve ever read on success, happiness or personal development talks about the importance of this “ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.” The older I get, the more important it is to wake up every day “giving thanks” (not just this Thursday).
- THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE YOU GET
Although I’ve watched thousands of people experience this “giving thing,” I still don’t know how it works.
Even though we are all struggling a little bit in these trying times… there are millions of lives impacted more dramatically than ours. Although it might feel almost ‘counterintuitive,’ NOW is a great time to SHARE with others. Take your children and grandchildren with you as you GIVE your time or material goods or money to feed, clothe or shelter the homeless, to help the elderly, to make a difference in a child or family’s life.
From all of us at For Impact and The Suddes Group, we wish you a very, very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. We are grateful and appreciative of what you do every day to CHANGE THE WORLD and MAKE AN IMPACT.