Posted by: Korry | November 23, 2011

QOTW: Gratitude

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

President John F. Kennedy

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving–that glorious holiday that comes once a year when we can eat with a clear conscience until we’re stuffed and then watch football until the tryptophan helps us to nap the night away.

Of course, I realize there’s more to Thanksgiving than just turkey and football. It’s also about family and togetherness and being truly thankful for the many gifts in our lives. No matter where you live, how much money you have, or what your current situation in life is, I believe we all have many gifts. Sometimes they may be difficult to see right away. Thanksgiving helps to refresh and refocus our thinking so that we may better recognize these gifts. And this is where I believe President Kennedy’s quote really takes off.

We’re all familiar with the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” This year, as you’re reflecting on the gifts in your life, I hope you will consider more than just words to express your gratitude. I hope you will also consider ways you can personally live out the values and ideals that serve as the heart and soul of your gifts. As President Kennedy said, that would be the highest form of gratitude you could provide, and it would truly exemplify the real meaning of this Thanksgiving holiday.

I wish all of you safe travels and a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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  1. […] So on this Thanksgiving day, I want to say thank you to my wonderful wife, Jen. I want to say thank you to the incredibly supportive and loving family and friends we are both so blessed to have. And I hope that you will somehow see my true gratitude through my actions, as President Kennedy so eloquently advised us to do. […]

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