#296: A Formula For A Better Life And A Better World

Thanksgiving And Gratitude


There are few things in life that will make a greater difference or affect change like thanksgiving and gratitude.

If you want to change a relationship, a conversation, an atmosphere or environment, or even your own outlook on a situation, express love and gratitude!

It’s Thanksgiving here, and today, I want to challenge you to shift your life and your leadership. Ready to see what I mean?

Thanksgiving: It really is a formula for a better world!

Tips, Tools, And Resources: 

  • Daily Journal!
    • What 10 things are you grateful for each day?
  • You will fundamentally change your life and see your circumstances differently if you do this exercise every day!

Feature Presentation: 

7 Categories In Which To Focus On Being Grateful:

  • Relationship with God
  • Health (Physical and Mental)
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Provision/Finances
  • Freedom
  • Opportunity

Use This As A Starting Place:

(Psalm 103)

  1. I am thankful FIRST to God because He is God
  2. He is the One who created me
  3. He is the One who leads me
  4. I am HIS possession (the sheep of His pasture)
  5. He loves me
  6. He is ever faithful toward me
  7. He pardons all my iniquities
  8. Heals all my diseases
  9. Redeems me from the pit
  10. Crowns me with loving-kindness and compassion
  11. Satisfies my years with good things
  12. My youth is renewed like the eagle
  13. He performs righteous deeds and judgments
  14. He is compassionate towards me
  15. He is gracious towards me
  16. He is slow to anger and abounds in love

I am so thankful for so much – and I am thankful for YOU!

Influencer’s Challenge:

  • Remember the 30-day positive focus we talked about last week?
  • Every day, take a few minutes in the morning to reflect on what you are thankful for.
  • Write them down.
  • Thank God for His love, His blessing, His goodness, and grace.
  • At least once per day, tell someone you are grateful for them.

Once again, here is my influencers challenge for you …

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. – Philippians 4:8

 Next Steps:

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Until next time, remember … You were made in His image, designed for a purpose, and are destined for greatness. The world is waiting for the REAL YOU to show up.  God Bless!