The business of creating a grateful heart

Halloween treats, stern Pilgrims, red-suited Santas and dewy-winged angels fought for shelf space as I stood in line at the drug store recently. I shook my head to see these seasons blurred together. I realize this is the time of the year when the shoppers are out in full force looking for bargains. And the retailers are fighting fiercely to have us spend our dollars with them. I understand the economics, but I’m frustrated too.

I’d like to experience only one cherished holiday at a time. 

There is one season I will celebrate all year long  and that is the season of giving thanks. Being grateful for everyone and everything in my life…of course, my health, my family, being able to do work that I love and help the wonderful people in my life with my gifts. I’m privileged to have learned what is really important to me and I’m on a mission to encourage everyone I meet not to wait until they have a health crisis to take care of themselves. My health crisis certainly was my wake-up call. I don’t want you to have to wait until then to wake-up to the glorious life you are not living!

The title of this blog post has a double meaning. I refer to how we communicate and establish relationships in business. More importantly, I refer to how we communicate and maintain relationships in LIFE…with others and yourself.

 I agree with  Meister Eckhart who said,  “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”

I’d like you to have a grateful heart for the blue in the sky, the breath in your body, the smile of a child, the tea in your cup, the love in your life, the faith in your soul, and the dreams of yet to be.

About Mary E. Knippel

Mary E Knippel, Writer Unleashed and the founder of Your Writing Mentor supports women to take pen in hand to unleash their story worth leverage their impact through their stories...reclaim their polish their words so that they sparkle and shine from the start...and go from making dinner to making a difference. Contact her at mary (at)