I am challenging you to make November a month of gratitude.
I know. It's already the month of Thanksgiving. And that's great. But I think we can do more. Way more.
Every day this month, think of someone whose words, actions and traditions taught you the values that make your journey great.
Parents. Grandparents. Teachers. Coaches. Aunts and uncles. Bosses. Co-workers. Customers. Clients. Even your dog. Maybe your cat.
Think about what they've said to you that taught you something positive. Think about what they've done for you, that demonstrated the difference that we can all make.
Then think about traditions--OK, including Thanksgiving dinner and football--that you cherish because they taught you time with people you love, doing things you love, really matters.
OK. You've thought. Now, say thanks. Write a note. Send an email. Make the call. Have the cup of coffee. Share lunch. Go shopping, even if that's not your favorite thing. Do something to show your gratitude. It will really make your journey great, and I bet, it will makes theirs great as well.
NOTE: If you need help with this, check out my book, Dear Mom: Remembering, Celebrating, Healing. It's a book of letters expressing loving thanks to my late mom, and it will help you find the amazing things in life for which you can give thanks.
Dee Dee has helped create and coach "customer care" programs and cultures for healthcare, government, travel, financial services, plumbing, retail, publishing, automotive and entire communities.