The Power of Thankfulness: Make Thankfulness a Process

Award-Winning Author
Mary J. Lore

Thankfulness is one of the quickest and most powerful ways to create a change in our circumstances and move us in a direction that serves our purpose.

In the mid 1990’s when I began my journey to manage my thoughts, I woke up with the idea to start a thankfulness journal. Every night before I went to sleep, I took an inventory of my day and wrote down everything I was thankful for. Frankly, I was surprised at the length of the list because I thought everything was wrong in my world. I was also surprised to see the list expanded every day.

Then I noticed a shift in my thinking. I started seeing people and situations in a whole new light. My relationships with customers, suppliers, investors, creditors, the banks, professional advisors, the SEC, the employees, the board—everyone who worked with me –dramatically improved. I stopped noticing what I didn’t want and didn’t like and started focusing on what was right and what I wanted to create.

I smiled and laughed again. I felt as though a weight had been lifted. I started eating well and sleeping well. I accomplished much more, in quantity and quality, in less time. I got really creative and started receiving ideas on how to create even more that made me thankful! I couldn’t wait to start my day!

I also changed how I was working in organizations and to this day, I start every strategic planning session with: What are we thankful for? About our customers? Our suppliers? Our employees? Our investors and sources of money? Our products and services? Functional areas? Processes? The industry?

It is similar to focusing on our strengths, except focusing on our strengths is an intellectual process.

Thankfulness invokes a power within. We are thankful for what matters. When we focus on what matters, we restore our sense of purpose and we become inspired. We start wondering how we can expand and create more of what we are thankful for. When we are inspired we achieve significant results.

Throughout my multiple award-winning book, Managing Thought, I invite readers to practice thankfulness to access one of the most powerful ways to effect any change they want to make and to create and realize their highest visions.

In my newest offering How to Access the Power of Thankfulness, a companion guide to my book, I provide a practical, step-by-step approach to make thankfulness a process.

I wrote this Companion Guide, in both audio and printable PDF format, to provide a toolkit for the practice of thankfulness, to make it a way of life, a way of being, at home and at work.

We all have different styles of learning and putting new concepts into practice. So I have included a variety of exercises, activities, rituals, and practices that can be used daily, weekly, monthly, annually, and at moments throughout the day, as you prefer. There are individual and group practices that you can play with as a couple, family, team, and as an organization. Feel free to choose what works for you at whatever level and frequency that feels comfortable. And when you feel you have mastered a practice or that a practice has become burdensome or isn’t inspiring, pick another one!

It’s a journey. I invite you to take the journey. It is my hope that you use this Guide for years to come. Thank you for practicing thankfulness. The ripple effect is of considerable magnitude.

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