An Attitude of Gratitude

Beyond the turkey and stuffing, Thanksgiving is certainly a calendar date reminding us to try to be thankful. But shouldn’t we try to practice this as much as possible all the time? An attitude of gratitude is a powerful thing, and not something I have always had or can always keep up. So it is helpful to also have the calendar date as a reminder.

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get”.  ~Frank A. Clark

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily”.  ~Gerald Good

My boys and I spent Monday evening at their Boy Scout pack meeting. This months events were centered around giving thanks to our military. The boys packed up care packages for the troops overseas with gum, snacks and candy. But along with the “goods” they also wrote a letter to the recipients. My seven-year old, who can’t spell every word he can speak asked me for some help to say…”Dear Soldier, Thank you for keeping me safe and letting me have fun while you are fighting hard. I hope you enjoy the candy. Merry Christmas”. He was just giving his gratitude away – and guess what, it made him feel good. Gratitude is one of those things you have to give away to get more.

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all”.  ~William Faulkner

There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.  It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance”.  ~Joseph Addison

EXAIR’s employees would like to thank Roy Sweeney, who began EXAIR in 1983 and has given many folks an opportunity.

We also want to express our gratitude to all of our distributors throughout the world, we know you are working hard for us.

And to you, our customers – thanks for giving us something to do and problems to solve, we appreciate you counting on us.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude”.  ~Cynthia Ozick

“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them”.  ~Chinese Proverb

Kirk Edwards
Application Engineer
kirkedwards@exair.com

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