Thanksgiving: A Holiday for Winners

The most successful people feel gratitude for their many blessings.


Winners are focused on the long term, doing the right thing, building something for the future, giving back, and winners are appreciative. They appreciate good health, family, friends, the opportunity to be free and the opportunities that freedom provides. They are grateful for those who went before them and created their opportunities.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude.” —Earl Nightingale

Losers take things for granted.

They believe they are entitled. They don’t appreciate the things they have or the things others do for them. They are selfish and looking for their next handout. They think the world owes them. It never enters their minds to give back or do something for others.

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate values.     

Winners don’t take things for granted, but anybody can forget. It’s normal to forget –which is why this is the holiday for winners! It gives us a particular chance to make sure we don’t forget.  It forces us to pause, reflect and give thanks to God, our country and our friends.  It gives us a chance to be grateful for all the ones before us who laid the foundation for all of our opportunities and to celebrate all that we’ve been blessed with.

Winners realize these blessings don’t come automatically and they don’t come cheap.

Reflecting and giving thanks on that fact is healthy and helps keep one on track to maintain the winning attitude necessary to succeed in life. Unfortunately, losers have a sour attitude and will go through the week complaining about all the problems they have and how everyone else is more well off. Winners know better.

They know life isn’t perfect. They know that though they have as many problems or more than others, they also have many blessings.

So while losers will be wallowing in self-pity, only the winners will celebrating, and that’s why it’s their holiday!

What are you most thankful for right now?


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