Grateful for the Focus on Gratitude

Motivational speakers are on the road a LOT – with the exception, usually, of Thanksgiving week.  And when I'm home that week, for me it's about family, food, gratitude and …. television.  I get to actually watch television as much as I want for a few days, even while I'm cooking (the kitchen faces the big screen televsion).  And I heard someone say something this past week that really struck me as very powerful. Obvious, but powerful.

It was on the Rachel Maddow show.  She said, "I'm grateful to live in a country where we have a national holiday to celebrate what we are grateful for."

Whoa. I hadn't ever thought about that before.  We have an actual NATIONAL HOLIDAY so that everyone can stop and give thanks for what they are grateful for.  There are some other countries that have a day to celebrate the harvest, but the tradition of celebrating this day of thanksgiving, seems to have started in America.

I am grateful that I live in America where we place such a high value on giving thanks.

Gratefully yours,

Motivaional Speaker, Linda Larsen


Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. I just heard that somewhere this past week too, Linda!  It definitely restores more pride in this wonderful country of ours that I am too quick to criticize at times.  Very greatful indeed!

  2. Beautiful! I'm grateful I get to blog with someone as cool as you!

  3. Gratitude – it's more than a holiday but glad we have one to celebrate it!!!

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