The Goal of Your Everything

November 21, 2018

In the U.S. we sit on the cusp of our one specific day set-aside for giving thanks, for expressing our gratitude for friends, family, wealth, kindness…all the things with which we’ve been blessed.

Our friends in other locations around the world continue with life as usual, as their set-aside thanks giving moment has come and gone.

No matter where we live, no matter who we are or how we give thanks, the goal of all our common experience is to remove all the barriers keeping us from being our true, whole selves.

The simplest and deepest way to make who we are matter is through the kinship of gratitude.  Nothing brings our worlds together more quickly than gratitude.

To be grateful means giving thanks for more than just the things we all want, but also for the things that overcome our pride and stubbornness.  Sometimes the things we’ve wanted and worked so hard for…if we had realized them…would have crushed us.

Instead, let’s just give thanks for the mystery of it all.  Gratitude has a way of bringing everything and everyone closer.  Take the chance to openly give thanks, even if you’re not sure what for, and feel the bounty of all that living rush up to fill you.

Today let Chris and I, and our whole Wide Awake Business team, express our gratitude to you our customers, our readers, our colleagues, our friends and even our critics.  We want to do this every day, and today is our reminder.

We’re grateful for you every day.  Today, we share it outwardly and obviously.

Happy Thanksgiving for those of you celebrating.


Go forth and do great things,

Martha Hanlon & Chris Williams