An Attitude of Gratitude – Blog 4 of 4

Welcome to a 4-Part Series called “An Attitude of Gratitude.” For the third consecutive year the SOS Leadership team is continuing its tradition of blogging about gratitude and what matters most during the week of Thanksgiving. Today SOS Leadership team member Shane Montoya encourages us to give back to others.

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone!

Thanksgiving 2012 is finally here! Today is a day full of traditions: from Mom’s fresh cranberries, to Dad’s fried turkey, the best tradition of all is making sure to be together with my family! It is going to be exciting this year to see my 2-year-old son’s eyes light up when he sees a table full of delicious food and not knowing what to eat first!
However, although this day is filled with great food and family traditions, it’s also a time of being thankful and giving back. 2012 has been an amazing year for me and I definitely have been guilty of not being thankful enough for everything that I have been given and for all the opportunities that I have had. When I was watching SOS Leadership President, Billy Moyer’s motivational minute he gave a great idea:  “show gratitude, and write hand written thank you letters.”


I can’t even remember the last time that I have written a simple letter to someone to say thank you. This year I am going to make that commitment to write everyone that I want to thank a short thank you note.  Although the letters won’t reach anyone in time for Thanksgiving the important thing is to just let people know that I am thankful, no matter what day it is!
I encourage everyone to go above and beyond his or her usual traditions this year, and to continue to give back to others! Thanksgiving is a wonderful time, and I hope that everyone enjoys this special day!

“True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, 
and not to tell Him what we have done for Him.” 

– George R. Hendrick

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