Thanksgiving

I’ve heard it said by some that, by nature, lumber traders are a thankful lot. I agree. Even if it seems that on some days, normal everyday stresses might upstage our ‘thankful’ disposition. The attitude of gratitude is not always at the forefront of our lives.

Now comes word this U.S. Thanksgiving week that a dose of gratitude can actually boost our health. In fact the head of the division of biologic psychology at the Duke University Medical Center tells us here that, “If thankfulness were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.”

Dr. Glenn Steinberg, author of The Mental Rules for Golf, explores thankfulness in the business world. “Giving thanks can fill us up spiritually with good cheer.. but can it make us more successful?” he asks. The answer is yes, says Dr. Steinberg, who presents an experience with Gary Player as evidence here.

The recent opportunity to visit with customers in a number of states certainly provided me with an uplifting reminder there is much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving eh!

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”
– Anonymous

“Forgiveness and celebration are at the heart of community. These are the two faces of love. Celebration is a communal experience of joy, a song of thanksgiving.”
– Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, “Community and Growth: Our Pilgrimage Together” (1979)

“Instead of starting your day with all your worries and checklists, begin your day thinking about three blessings in your life.”
– Dr. Glenn Steinberg

“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”
– Kevin James

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