The Privilege of Learning to be Thankful

The Privilege of Learning to be Thankful

Tracey Jones
A friend of mine recently shared she had been asked to conduct training in "Civility." Seems like this is the new “thing” every organization needs to emphasize and teach. We both chuckled because we know civility, like all the great truths and behaviors in life, isn’t taught, but instead caught, and it originates in a thankful heart. The heart is the wellspring where fountains of gratitude arise.
Taking Stock: Life Lessons I've Learned This Year

Taking Stock: Life Lessons I've Learned This Year

Tracey Jones
As the year comes to a close, I like to reflect back over the months passed on the biggest life lessons I’ve had the good fortune to learn. I judge...
Thank You Notes: A Letter to My Mentors

Thank You Notes: A Letter to My Mentors

Tracey Jones
Thankfulness is the most reliable indicator of maturity. The older I get, the more people I realize I need to give thanks for because, without them, I wouldn't be who I am today. Heck, I’m even able to give thanks for the bad ones too! There are four strings of words that have profoundly impacted my life. Some were meant to encourage, others to correct. But in each instance, I can still hear the same dialogue as if it was happening now. In each case, it was only a single sentence, but its brevity did not diminish its power.
Cultivating A Spirit of Gratitude - 3 Thankfulness Practices

Cultivating A Spirit of Gratitude - 3 Thankfulness Practices

Tracey Jones
There’s just something about the month of November that brings out the spirit of gratitude in all of us. Maybe it’s the gathering of friends and fa...

Thankful in Turmoil?

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The most difficult thing in life is to be thankful in times of trouble. When I took my problems to my father, the late, great Charlie “Tremendous” ...

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