If your business is seasonal, don’t be afraid to take sometime off and enjoy your off-season. Spend time with family or take a vacation like Santa in the above picture.
According to Dictionary.com Gratitude is defined as:
grat·i·tude [grat-i-tood, -tyood]
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
Yes, Gratitude is the Attitude for the Holidays. My mother used to always tell me and my brothers to be grateful for this and grateful for that. Never really grasping the concept completely we would just say ” yes mother”. Gratitude today has a much deeper meaning. If someone asked me what Gratitude meant to me I would explain it’s meaning using the missing tile syndrome.
We all have the missing tile syndrome. What’s the missing tile syndrome? Let’s say that you were on vacation in Europe and you walked into the gorgeous church or historic building. As you looked up you noticed a ceiling that was immaculately decorated with a gorgeous mosaic tile. Even though it maybe hundreds of years old, it is of the greatest detail and with vibrant colors . Now let’s say that in the middle of this tile ceiling one of the tiles was missing. Now despite the how gorgeous this art work is, what is the first thing that you notice when you look up at the ceiling? Yep, that’s right you notice the missing tile.
Easily explained, practicing gratitude is about focusing what we have in life and not on what we don’t have. This is an exercise that we need to practice everyday and is not easy for anyone.
What are you Grateful for this holiday season? Please comment below.