Silent Gratitude

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
Novelist, G.B. Stern

Had dinner with some friends last night at a new Louisville restaurant, Eddie Merlots.  Great food and good company. We discussed, among solving the world’s problems, how lucky we are to be where we are in life. For that I have had to say thank you to  many people today and  along the way.

Thursday’s Rotary program was Coach Scotty Davenport from Bellarmine University’s NCAA Division II winning #1 basketball team, and his message was that it was the gratitude of those athletes that makes them special. One of their rules is never delay gratitude, and he gave many examples of how that team thanked their fans, their parents, their coaches, and their university for the opportunity to win. Although not about thanks, but about preparation, here is Coach Scotty in action:

Being prepared and working toward a goal is one pathway to success. Thanking those who help you in life is an underlying process that we should all practice.

So give yourself some time today to make that gratitude loud. Give thanks to all of the folks who have helped you along the way, and who are constantly there by your side cheering you on.

I’d like to personally thank all of my wonderful staff, my loyal and successful customers, and my dear family, and even my good neighbors. Hope all have a wonderful Sunday and that you take some time to say “thank you” to someone today.