But maybe not how you think. I’m not overwhelmed by the idea of hosting almost 40 people in my home next week for Thanksgiving dinner. (But maybe I should be?) And I’m not overwhelmed by my neverending to-do or to-read or to-shop-for lists.
I am overwhelmed today with gratitude.
- I’m grateful for how you have invited me to invest in your leadership life.
- I’m grateful to be married to a man who cheers for and challenges me.
- I’m grateful for the generosity of friends who have made connections and referrals on my behalf.
- I’m grateful for friends and family who encourage and support me.
- I’m grateful for two kiddos and a lab who make me belly laugh.
- I’m grateful for opportunities to connect my experience with leaders’ potential.
- I’m grateful for God’s grace: fresh starts and new mercies every morning.
What does your gratitude list look like? How will you express your appreciation for the blessings in your life and leadership today?
Grateful for you, Julie
P.S. I’ll be back on the blog after Thanksgiving to share my favorite reads of 2015 as well as some exciting ways to close out the year with purpose!
A Few Thankful Links:
- Seth Godin shares an idea for a new Thanksgiving tradition.
- This week I shared practical ways to be Gushing with Gratitude.
- As we’re counting our blessings, I now include how I’m Grateful for the Tough Stuff in Leadership.
- Good for any day, here are 5 Simple Ways to Thank Your Team.
What I’m Recommending:
- Book: Leader friend Jenni Catron has a new book called The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength. I’m reading an advance copy and wanted to give you a heads-up on this excellent read! You can pre-order it now for you and your team on Amazon.
- Pumpkin Pie: Move over boring and tasteless Thanksgiving pie requirement. I’ve searched the recipe world over and have decided there is no other pumpkin pie for the Pierce family but this one. Forks down.
- Quality Conversation: Try out this question at your Thanksgiving table (from Conversation Cards): What is your most memorable Thanksgiving story?