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Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
-- Conan O'Brien


Thursday, November 28, 2002


Life is always filled with abundance, yet that abundance is not always evident. Thankfulness makes the abundance that is already there completely evident and available.

It’s easy to be thankful when all is well, when life is good, when there are no difficulties or dark clouds on the horizon. Yet it is during those times when problems and hardships abound that thankfulness can bring the most value. For being truly thankful enables you to see, to appreciate, and to make full use of the very real positive value that is always there, even in the most difficult of times. Thankfulness brings real abundance out of hiding by raising your expectations in a way that is undeniably genuine.

Imagine the power of saying to yourself during a difficult experience, “I am truly thankful for this opportunity.” No matter what the situation may be, such an attitude can connect you with the positive possibilities that are most certainly there.

Don’t postpone your thankfulness until you have something for which to be thankful. Realize that there’s always something to be thankful for, and your thankfulness will enable you to see it.

— Ralph Marston

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