“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” -Zig Ziglar
When I first finished college the economy was really bad. Like many students I struggled to get a job and finally landed my “not my dream job” about a month after graduation. I remember feeling depressed and deflated, but I knew I was lucky to at least have a job. My commute to work was about an hour so each morning and evening I listened to books on tape (they really were on tape in those days). My favorite audio books were by Zig Ziglar and Leo Buscalia. They both made me laugh and both filled my heart with love and hope. Zig taught me all about business and sales. Leo taught me all about love and compassion.
I don’t know if Zig said this quote exactly this way back then, but he said something very similar. And so, because I trusted him, I started a habit of saying three things I am grateful for every morning before I even got out of bed. Within a week my life changed. I was happier at work. The world looked more beautiful. And within a month I got promoted and got to move back to a city I was very happy to live in.
I was hooked, and the habit stuck…for 20 years now. What are you grateful for? Please tell us below.