We are all getting ready to be thankful this thursday in the traditional ways we celebrate this holiday. Fellow certified EOS Implementer Hank O’Donnell shared the following poem with us this past weekend. It is a very different point of view about being thankful. The sentiment is very EOS in spirit. Things like,- saying something 7 times before it is heard the 1st time, come to mind. Improving our focus constantly. Progress, not perfection. Paraphrasing a well known aphorism, implementing EOS is a journey, not a destination.
Have a great thanksgiving and
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
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