Episode 87: Being Thankful All Year Long

This has been a very different year for most of us. Perhaps you are facing challenges far beyond your normal boundaries of life. In this episode, Jimmy and co-host Lori Few share strategies and approaches to maintaining your thankfulness mindset even when the world is spinning out of control.

Episode Keys

  • The physical and neurological outcomes of a grateful person such as self-control which leads to even greater feelings of thankfulness.
  • Why being thankful for the additional time in our day due to disruption is a positive gift
  • When you should empower yourself by expressing gratitude to give you the highest probability of experiencing a better day.
  • How to think about your goals when you may be unable to complete them due to the pandemic. Don’t give up!
  • Lori’s Mashed Potato Recipe!

Podcast Transcription

You know it’s that time of year in which I really have some problems with people. These people are the ones that, you know, get that last piece of chocolate pie. Or maybe the best part of the turkey, the most juicy piece. I got to tell you, that is really dispiriting to me for Thanksgiving. But hey, that’s not what we’re here about today. I digress a little bit. Hey, this is Jimmy Williams with Live a Life by Design, here to give you today your pandemic positive moments to be thankful. And folks we’ve got a ton of them. I even have a little secret I’m going to share with you in just a moment. Somebody that’s gonna enlighten you today with the great ideas that come to them during a time of craziness in our world. And she’s gonna share that with us.

So you ask yourself, what is a grateful mindset? Why should I even be thankful during a pandemic, federal election chaos, crazy holiday season? Well, gratitude, or thankfulness, has been linked with an increase in self esteem, resiliency and overall life satisfaction. Two things occur when you are happy or thankful. One, when you’re grateful you think about gratitude more. And number two, the person receiving the gratitude you are expressing feels good and that causes them to want to express gratitude back. A neurological action also happens when you are smiling and grateful. Your body creates chemicals in your brain called endorphins. These chemicals are so powerful, they’re like morphine, and they actually make your brain feel better and do better. And lastly, people who are grateful are more likely to demonstrate self control which can help them make better decisions regarding their behavior. Like eating better and not participating in bad habits, perhaps like smoking. So I am excited today to bring with the, this episode some things for you to think about. I know everyone listening has had a very difficult, difficult year. But listen, we can turn it around today. Implement some of these things today and all this week of Thanksgiving, and while you’re kicked back on Thursday. You’ve overeaten. You’ve loosened up that belt and you’re watching football. This will be something I hope brings to mind some gratitude.

Hey, I’ve got to tell you it is an extreme honor in this episode to share with my co host with the most, she’s back, ladies and gentlemen, Mrs. Lori Few. Welcome Lori!

LF: Woo hooo! Good morning everybody! We are embracing the chaos and we are caffeinated this morning. So we are going to have a great day.

JW: This is the only podcast, I guess, we had a drug free zone, but Lori has violated that by caffeine addiction, but that’s ok folks. She is here and doing wonderful. Lori, what have you been up to?

LF: Oh, my goodness. Well, embracing the chaos, just like every other person on this planet right now. Trying to figure out one step at a time. One foot in front of the other. And thank goodness that coffee is still accessible and free flowing and just gotta have it. Still. That’s the thing that helps me get my morning going.

JW: Oh, that is awesome stuff. Well, Lori, I’m excited you’re here with me today. I’ve got to tell you folks, when Lori’s on the show our ratings just go through the roof.

LF: Awwww.

JW: And I’ll tell you, this lady brings it. You bring it every episode. And today Lori, let’s share with our audience the top ten reasons for being thankful and showing gratitude to others, particularly during such a crazy year. So, we’ve not slowed this virus a bit. From exploding across our population of citizens. Our country does not even have a definitive President Elect at this point. And Disney World, Lori is limiting the number of guests so drastically that the It’s a Small World Ride has only one person per boat.

LF: Ugh.

JW: Well, perhaps I embellished a little on that last one. But that’s what it feels like Lori.

LF: Yea. No, I totally agree. When the Mouse has a mandate, it gets real.

JW: You know, I’ve got to tell ya. When they just told me that they’re limiting the daily guests, and of course that’s what they call them, daily guests to the parks for Disney World and Disneyland, I was gut punched, Lori. What am I to be thankful for about that?

LF: Well, I just really think that one of the first reasons that we need to be thankful during this time, even though we obviously can’t go to Disney, or partake in the Disney experience, is that we have to be thankful for time. And I know that’s a crazy statement. And a lot of people are saying that, well, I’ve got all the time in the world now. I’m gonna do X, Y, and Z because every other plan in my life has been canceled or changed or, you know, done away with, and so we really do have to remember that we have to be thankful for time. Because if anything, the pandemic has given us more time to be with our families. To learn ways to connect with other people. It’s great to watch my son Facetime or Zoom meeting with his friends, or my parents who live out of town. And so, just giving us that time to slow down and take stock of everything from daily life to work life to social circles, even. And so I think that, first of all, we’ve got to be thankful for time. And we may not ever get this time back. Hopefully in a year or six months, maybe we all wake up tomorrow and things go back to what we used to recall as normal. But we still need to be grateful for that time that we’ve been given.

JW: You know, that is a great, great thing to be thankful for. And what I’m looking forward to Lori is in 10 years when I’m a little bit old and I look back and my journals from this period of time, and I go, who was that dark guy that wrote all this stuff. Why’d he say that, I don’t get it? I’m hoping this is vanished from our memory, except for those good moments, right?

LF: Right.

JW: So, time is a great one. Well, hey, you know great one on your part too, but one of my biggest reasons for showing gratitude during this crazy time in our lives is simply this, it makes me feel better by controlling what I can control. You know that’s been my big mantra this year.

LF: Uh huh, for sure!

JW: Is controlling what we can control. So Lori, I wake up every morning, early, early, especially with this time change. Sometimes 4:30 in the morning, but it gives me that piece of mind time I call it. Get to do my Bible study, I get to do my journaling. I get my mindset ready for the day to say, bring it 2020. Whatever you got, I can defeat this!

LF: Bring it!

JW: So, I love that! Yea!

LF: But bring it with coffee!

JW: Well, yes, in her case, yes. Lori actually starts her IV at 5:30.

LF: I do, I do! It is legitimate need. And it’s got, I really think this pandemic has gotten, it’s more serious than it ever has been.

JW: It is, and you know I’m not taking that lightly today, having a little fun on this podcast, cause you know what, this is what I can control, and you can control. So I’m going to have a good time with this. And I think, to be honest with you there, our listeners, our audience has been so kind to us during this time. Listening to these episodes. That’s the thing about Lori’s having time to be thankful. Listen to something positive. Fill your mind with something that’s powerful. And don’t allow the pandemic to be the controlling factor for the day. Hey, my biggest time to be thankful, my number one thing is simply that.

LF: And I think that’s a great mindset to have, even though there’s no way I’m getting up at 4:30. I applaud you for doing that, however, I’m 5:30ish. You know, not, I try not to get up earlier than that. But you know, along those same lines, and we’re talking about, you know, it is November. And so November brings a whole new set of challenges even when it’s not a pandemic. November means, well it means football, which is great because we all love football and hope that we’re gonna get to go back to a traditional setting in football too soon. But it brings in the holiday hustle and bustle. So November, kind of, you see that meme on social media that says on October 31, at the stroke of midnight it becomes holiday season. And so, November brings all of those things, you know, family and friends, your scheduling is getting packed and every weekend you have this or that and it’s coming, but really in November one of the things that I’m truly grateful for, a lot happens in November. I mean, my birthdays in November. My wedding anniversary is in November. So it’s kind of a Thanksgiving of course is in November. So it’s, November is a happening spot in my world. But truly November is being, to me it’s about being gracious. We can be thankful. We can be appreciative. But graciousness is such an important thing that we have somehow during the pandemic we kind of lost that. And so I always feel a sense of gratitude and it just helps me get through. I know when November gets here, the stress of a normal year is heightened, but with a pandemic it’s 20 times that. People are stressed and worried. And, you know, how are they gonna do this? And how are they gonna make that work. And they’re sad because they haven’t seen their family in months, and this is supposed to be the time where we get to do that. But the thing that we have to remember is that everybody needs a little bit of grace. No matter if it’s the person delivering your mail. If it’s the person you meet on the street. Or if it’s a person in your office. Everybody is on a different schedule and a different wavelength. And so you don’t know when you walk into a room or you walk up to someone what their reaction is going to be cause honestly we don’t know inside their life or inside their circles and so we don’t know what they’re going through and so I really think that grace is something very, very important for the month of November. So that’s why, I don’t know, it may sound kind of hokey to some people, but for me it’s important.

JW: I love that. And folks, I want you to know, she does accept birthday cards, gift cards with dollar amounts of any kind to Amazon or anywhere, any coffee shop, at Starbucks, just whatever you want to send her.

LF: That’s very true. I won’t deny those things. I have needs. But I will say that, you know, I heard that covid birthdays don’t count.

JW: Oh, that’s what I’ve heard too. And I’ve heard I don’t want anyone blowing out candles that could have any kind of molecule coming out of their mouth on the cake. I’m not going to eat the cake, right? You know, you brought up something important, and folks I want you to make note of this. In November is her anniversary and her birthday. So what I want you to know is the reason they got married so close to her birthday, they had to wait until she turned 13 under state law because her husbands so much older. So.

LF: Well, in all actuality, I am the older woman. I’m two months older than him.

JW: You’re not supposed to say that, never, never.

LF: Well, don’t ask me what number this is supposed to be this year. Because I’m struggling with it.

JW: We’re not counting. We’re not counting, Lori, we’re not counting.

LF: Yea, exactly. 29 forever! Woo Woot!

JW: That’s right. That’s right. Hey, you know I know this sounds crazy, but let me tell you especially why it’s important for me to be thankful all year round is it gives me such an empowering mindset of tackling those difficult, seemingly, almost insurmountable goals I set for myself. Because it’s coming up that time. I set them in November and December for the next year. And I had to sit down and I was doing some thinking about 5 o’clock in the morning yesterday. And I said to myself, what can I do to really grow as a person through this pandemic, and carry into 2021 as a goal? And I just set down and started writing some things out and realized that my gratitude is what drove my ambition. Now think about that, Lori, so my gratitude drove my ambition. I am thankful that I get to work with people like Lori. I am thankful that I’ve got a great company, that I have great people on that team that help us everyday give our clients the best we can give them in terms of service and gratitude. To me, Lori, that is the most important thing. It drives my ambition. If I have a grateful mindset.

LF: Spoken like a scholar, my friend. It’s really early, but I totally, yeah. I get it. You know, and it’s hard. It’s so hard right now, because, again, you just don’t know what people are going through and we hope that people that listen to this podcast know that you are not alone. You positive, forward thinking people out there that just say, today I choose to be positive. We applaud you because it is a difficult decision for everybody to make. And lots of people are not able to have that positive mindset. And so, just simple things to remember when you’re out and about. Smile. Even if you’re wearing…

JW: You know, that’s exactly it.

LF: Yeah. Even if you’re wearing a mask. Smile, we call it smiling with your eyes now.

JW: You know, I did that the other day when I was at a store. And this lady slapped me.

LF: Oh.

JW: So I don’t know if that works. Yea, maybe I winked. But I said, I got something in my eye. But anyway, she was only eight, she was eight and she was getting ready to buy her doll and I was giving her a hard time. And she smacked me on the leg. I get that, you know, so don’t wink guys, but smile with your eyes, I think Lori, is what you’re trying to say. Yea.

LF: Yea, and it’s so important. You know, we don’t know what people are struggling with. Smiling, saying hello, waving, of course at a distance. Because we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing. But just because we’re going through a difficult time doesn’t mean we can’t do the simple things that can impact somebody’s life in a strange way. I can remember a week or so ago. I was just having a pity party. I was just so frustrated and I was so upset and I was parked in my car and a kid walked across in front of my car and I just happened to look up and just so excited and waving. I didn’t have a clue who the kid was. I’m wondering if maybe he thought I was somebody else that he was looking for. But just seeing him wave his arms in the air and smile and walk in front of my car really just hit me and I thought, huh, I could just forget this for a moment and just be happy and be okay. And I so enjoyed that moment and it was something so random and so miniscule that I could have just brushed it off or ignored it, but it really changed my whole attitude for the rest of the day. And if that’s all it takes then we all need to be practicing that.

JW: You know a lot of people are going through a very, very difficult time. And I am not discounting that as being caused by job losses, furloughs. Whatever it might be. But I will say this, and if we approach each day with the mindset of we only have 24 hours, what would you do today if you knew you couldn’t fail at doing it? And that gives you some of that ambition that comes from your gratitude. You know, I can be grateful. There’s nothing going to be taken away from me if I am thankful for those things in my life, or those people in my life. You know, I’m thankful for Lori in my life. Even though she did agree to come on this episode. And she said reluctantly that I had to pay double this time. But that’s ok, it’s two cups of coffee now. It’s a pretty big contract.

LF: Hey, I’m not, I require. I have certain needs. Two cups, for sure. For real. But I, you know, going back to doing what you can control. I think that we really, and during the pandemic we’ve learned that we do have that control. We do have the ability to say to ourselves, I’m going to choose to be positive, or I’m going to choose to be grateful. We can control that mindset and have that open dialogue even with ourselves. You know, I’m not saying that, I mean if you drive past me on the highway I’m that crazy lady that’s singing at the top of my lungs, it doesn’t matter what song it is. I might be singing the wrong words. But I’m a car singer, and I love that because it’s just a moment where I can be free to be and do whatever I want to do in the car. And I think with the pandemic, again, we’ve kind of conditioned ourselves to, we are in control of our mindset. Because we’re not interacting as much in person as we have in the past where we’re influenced by other people. We’re really kind of self reflective and doing things that we probably never envisioned that we would be doing. But you really can control that yourself. And why not, this is a great time to do it. So, you know, embrace whatever weird, quirky thing you think you have. Or don’t have, or you might stumble upon and find it. But I do, I apologize for all those people that drive by and think, oh what’s wrong with that lady? What is she doing? Is she…

JW: I’ve got to tell you, Lori, if I ever see somebody parked up, you know at a stop sign or stop light. And I get to pull up beside them, I’m going to roll the window down and start belting out that Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody.

LF: Yes! Yes! Own it my friend.

JW: Yes, that is awesome.

LF: Own it, because it’s the best to, you know, pull up to somebody. You’re driving down the road, and you’re just in the zone and you just, you know, maybe they see you do it, and they think, okay, I’m gonna do it too. I mean, it’s whatever makes you happy.

JW: So, I’m gonna utilize though my premis in life, just like I do at church if they ask me to sing at all. It does say in our Bible to make a joyful noise.

LF: Yes!

JW: It doesn’t say it has to be on key, Lori. So.

LF: Oh, absolutely. Umm, talk to my mom. Like for years she would go to the Wednesday night church choir group and she would stand there in the choir loft and she would sing. And finally the pastor was like, now, we love you, but if you could just lip sync and let the other ladies do the singing. And she did. She loved it, she said, yeah, I’m game, I’m here, I want to make joyful noise. Yeah, her noise was definitely not joyful.

JW: So, a real quick story, not to digress too much here, a really quick story. So I did want to sing with the church choir. And after a few moments up there and trying to fit in anywhere I could fit in any section. I went from the bass, soprano, alto. I went all over this choir to fit in, Lori, and finally the choir director came up to me and said, you know, your talents, I tell you what we just always needed someone of your talent. I thought, oh, she’s talking about my singing. And she said, no we need someone that can put together the sheet music, staple it, hand it out. Do that kind of stuff. And I said, well thank you, honey, cause it was my wife that was the choir director. So, I got relegated to admin.

LF: God bless, Dena.

JW: Yes, I had an admin position.

LF: God bless, Dena. I, you probably rocked that admin position too.

JW: I did, buddy, I can staple anything, buddy, one handed. Well, you know, my favorite method, though, of showing gratitude. You talked about smiling with your eyes. But let me say it this way. My favorite method of showing gratitude, you’re gonna laugh, a handwritten note.

LF: Oh no, that’s…

JW: Yea.

LF: Yea, that’s great.

JW: Talked about this before, right?

LF: Yes, yes.

JW: This is something I started years ago in a habit. Not something typed up. I want them to know it came from my penmanship. That way, also, it takes a little time for them to decipher what I really said. But anyway, you know, Egyptian hieroglyphics, you know or Sanskrit. Or something, but anyway. So, what I do is I literally take two to three people that I haven’t had an opportunity to speak with, maybe, in a few days or weeks and I literally have some note cards that I buy personally, hand write, and fill in the inside and let them know with a hand dressed envelope that people care about them. And people are thinking about them. And it’s just so touching, cause they’ll call me and go do you know how long it’s been since someone has sent me a handwritten note or card? It’s incredible the impact it makes. And I don’t do it for that impact, other than to help them understand that I’m thankful for them. And I’m grateful for their friendship. Or if they’re family, you know, for the relationship. So, anyway, that’s just one of my methods of showing gratitude.

LF: I love that. I’m a big card writer myself. And I have people that tell me all the time. Oh, thank you notes and stuff, that’s just a dying art. People don’t have time for that. They’d rather send you an email or a text. But for me, I don’t get the same sentiment. I love to read a card that someone has taken the time to do, to sit down and write for me. I keep all of them. I have them in a cedar box that I just, if my house ever burns down, like that’s the one thing, oh I might have to run in and get. Because it just means so much to me. And I am a huge advocate for that and it’s funny because my 11 year old will get cards from different people or in the mail. And he’ll come to me and say, Mom, I can’t read cursive. And it’s such a struggle, cause I’m just like, what do you mean? Aren’t you working on penmanship in school. Yeah, but we don’t write like this. It’s like a foreign language. So, ugh, we’re working on it at home. But it’s definitely a struggle.

JW: Yeah.

LF: Parenting. Parenting is another thing. If I could snap my fingers and change one thing right now, it would be parenting during this pandemic. Because no one seems to have a page out of their playbook that they can share with the rest of us. We’re really going at it alone. I’ve had multiple conversations with other parents. And you know, when we as parents now, we call our parents and they are, all give us the same speech. Well, I don’t know, we didn’t have a pandemic when you were growing up. We didn’t have to handle situations like this. But if I could change anything it would be parenting. And when I say that I don’t mean I don’t want to be a parent anymore, although…, it’s, there’s been a couple of times where, it’s like uhhh, are we sure we want to do this? But, no we love our son, and thank god we only have one. My hats go off to people who have more than one child right now during this, because I pray for you daily. I can just tell you that. Because it is very difficult. The emotional toll that is taking on our children is so, it’s hard, and it’s scary. And as an adult we have to calm their fears and reassure and tell them that it is going to be ok. While in the back of our minds we’re questioning every daily decision that we’re making. I know it’s difficult, the conversation about sending your kids to school. Or choosing virtual school or distance learning. It’s hard. My hat goes off to all the teachers who are being, they’ve always been sub-parents for our kids, but they really are also stepping up and doing things during this time that they did not sign up to do. So, yea, I think that if I could just change that, you know, maybe snap my fingers and give us a play by play guide of what we’re supposed to be doing. But I think again it goes back to being grace, or having grace. You know, be kind to yourself as a parent, because we don’t know what we’re doing. And we’re doing the best that we can. And one of my favorite social media memes is, hey, give yourself a break. The mother in the movie E.T. did not know she had an alien living in her house for a week, so you’re good!

JW: Although she found a lot of Reese’s Pieces all over the place. Nah.

LF: Yea, I mean but you can’t, you can’t, you now, you can’t control the pandemic. But you can, going back to what you said earlier. You can control your attitude. You can control your thoughts and you can control your emotions for the most part and just really be that rock and solid ground, you know, whether it’s your child, your grandchild, your niece, your nephew. All the kids. All young people right now need that positive mindset. So if we stay in that positive mindset, then they’re gonna watch us and we need to be leading by example there.

JW: Absolutely. I will tell you, though, Lori, if you’d look at my goals that I had set last December for Janurary of this year. And man we were just cranking it along until March. And I mean it just seemed like this thing came on, this virus, boom, everything went crazy, but what I wanted to tell people about that, if you’re listening to this, take note of this. Cut yourself some slack. I’m this guy tho, I’m type A, you know me by now Lori, I set a goal I’m going to fight tooth and nail to myself to get it done. I’m gonna take whatever course I need to learn. I’m going to speak the language. Whatever I got to do, I’m going to get there. And I just had to sit down and look at my goals in March, after the first quarter, and said this may not happen as I’d hoped, but it could happen in another version of this. So for example, we had planned a vacation. My wife and I were gonna spend about a month in Europe in the summer. Obviously not a good time to go to Europe when they’re having such health issues over there. So we canceled that and put it on the backburner. But that doesn’t mean you just give up on that goal. You just certainly wait for better timing of it. So I like to tell people the best way for us to spread some things, if I could snap my fingers and say give yourself some slack. Cut yourself a little break. And at the end of the day it just happens if you do that your mind can then refocus on a new goal that will work within whatever factor or environment you’re facing. So we set another goal today. Well, we’ll just go to Canada, spend some time at Lake Louise in Alberta, got some friends up there. And guess what, Lori, that didn’t work out in July. So…

LF: Your backup has a backup has a backup plan? Is that right? Is that what we’re saying?

JW: My…I’m about on backup number four right now in my goals. Hey, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this phase of life. And like you just said, I believe if we approach each day with the opportunities it gives us to seize those opportunities. You’re still growing and you’re still going and that’s what’s important.

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LF: So let’s share some of these ideas for implementing these gratitude prompts with the audience. It is one thing to say them, but another to live them. Sincerity of purpose of thankfulness of heart paves the way for a more happy life even when the world is turned upside down and or wrong side out.

JW: Yeah, so here’s the thing I want you to do today, if you’re listening to this podcast, and I hope that you gained some thought today about a few approaches to being thankful even in the midst of a pandemic. Now, just because your turkey didn’t turn out as moist as you wish, or your gravy ended up with lumps in it while you put it on there, which by the way I will tell you Lori’s best recipe for Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes extraordinaire.

LF: Oh, yes.

JW: So I may get Lori to let me post that on the website for all of our people during Thanksgiving. This would be something that I know your family would love, if you’re gonna be at home with family at Thanksgiving where you should be, show up with these mashed potato extraordinaire. This will set the table on fire. But, anyway…

LF: Show me the potatoes.

JW: That’s exactly right. Well, she drinks a lot of coffee, she eats a lot of carbs, how does she stay so thin? I have no idea, but anyway. So the one thing I want you to think about, just because your world is wrong side out or upside down, or you know, it’s just not within your control as Lori said earlier. I want you to think about taking a moment. Find that still quiet moment in your refuge. Lori, right now, I hate to say is sitting in her closet doing a Zoom meeting recording. So, I mean, you do what you have to do to make things fit your environment. And I will tell you, you will gain a lot of emotional growth if you’ll come to that conclusion that says, I don’t have to own it all in terms of control, but I can control all that I own. You see what I’m saying, Lori?

LF: Oh absolutely. And earlier and when you were talking about your trips, you know having that backup plans. I have been saying all year, well, it seems like all year, but I’ve always said, you know, when something doesn’t go right in your story in life, just yell plot twist, and move one. We have to be able to adapt, we have to know that our story continues and that it doesn’t stop because we’ve hit a roadblock or an uncomfortable situation or something that, you know, we just don’t think we can handle. We will and we’ll be better for it, but we’ve got to be together to make it better. I absolutely believe in that. I think that 2021 is coming and it’s going to get better, but we have certainly learned a lot in 2020, things that we never thought we could do. We are pressing forward and we are doing, and we’re doing it with smiles on our faces and in our eyes.

JW: Here here. I will tell you this quick story about our daughter, our younger daughter is at a major university here in Oklahoma and she’s in a sorority house, of course, crowded about 100 girls. And I keep telling her, literally everyday we have a conversation about, ‘oh my goodness dad, guess what happened today’. And it’s usually not something that positive because you have so many thousands of kids, you know, on campus and they’re trying to keep school in session as best they can, but smaller class sizes and so forth. And all I keep saying is alright sweetheart, just keep pivoting. Pivot. Just pivot away from that and go to something new. And she said, dad, it’s now November, I have pivoted so much my neck has whiplash.

LF: That is a true statement. And I absolutely believe that. And you are probably gonna pay for that chiropractic bill.

JW: Yea.

LF: I, it’s absolutely the truth. But, you know, you say the word pivot, and it just has so much more meaning now than it ever has. Because we are relying on that to get us through.

JW: Absolutely. Well, I want to enter this episode at this point by saying this, every week, Lori and I like to give you a challenge of implementing these things we speak of during the podcast. It’s not necessarily enough to just simply hear them. If we don’t act on them, and we don’t reflect on them, we won’t change to be that bigger, better, bolder person that’s within us. So this week, I want you to purposefully, not randomly, but purposefully exhibit thankfulness in your life for all the good things you recieve or experience or share. Write down each day this week of Thanksgiving, five statements of items or people you are grateful for in your life. By acknowledging your gratitude in writing, you are empowering your spirit and your mind to live a bigger, better, and bolder you. Go ahead, live your life by your design. There you go, thank you for joining us this week, and look enjoy your Thanksgiving from Lori and I, we wish you nothing but the most thankful of Thanksgiving season, be safe, stay well and we’ll see you next week, right here on Live a Life by Design.

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