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Being Grateful

June 9th, 2015  | 

Published in Conflict Resolution

Texas has been so dry for so long, most of us forgot what rainbows looked like.

So we were grateful when the rains came.

But by the end of May, the heavens dumped more rain on Dallas – nearly 17 inches – than any previous May since 1899. The downpours caused millions of dollars of property damage as well as loss of life.

So Texans were grateful when the rain we wanted finally stopped and the sun shone.

It’s astonishing how a blessing one day can turn quickly into a curse.

As you take time to reflect on who and what you are grateful for, consider these words from Eric Hoffer:  “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”

How does it feel to be grateful? How would you describe gratefulness to others?

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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