Hard Lessons & Gratitude



There have been many tough lessons throughout my life’s journey. Gratitude has taught me that there’s a valuable gift in each of those lessons. Learning that my path to improvement is hidden in pleasure, not discontent has been a wild experience.


Throughout the month of November, don’t just express gratitude when you feel thankful. My challenge to you is to give gratitude when you don’t feel like it. It will help you experience real gratitude.


What hard lesson that you experienced this year are you grateful for? What have others done for you this year that you’re grateful for? Who is someone that really listens when you talk? How does that affect you? How many of your basic needs do you not have to worry about meeting today? What’s the best thing about your home, and have you taken the time to enjoy it recently? What’s something enjoyable you get to experience every day that you’ve come to take for granted? What’s an aspect of your physical health that you feel grateful for? What’s one thing you’ve enjoyed about your career recently? What progress that you’ve made this year are you most proud of?

What made you laugh out loud uncontrollably, recently? Who are you grateful for?


Gratitude works. Gratitude creates a positive cycle of more gratitude. When in doubt, default to gratitude. It will make you happier.

I am grateful for you!