A recent survey said 47.2% of people in the US are unhappy. After I read that, I decided to conduct an informal survey at a gathering of over 400 successful professionals. What I learned surprised me. Turns out, at least among that group of meeting attendees, 47.2% is optimistic! Only 20% of the people with whom I spoke reported feeling happy, passionate about what they’re doing. Why? Because, too often, we disconnect from what truly brings us lasting satisfaction. We forget how fortunate we are and what really matters.

This Thanksgiving week, take just one minute each day and, silently, list what you’re grateful for.

To be among the 20% who are happy and fulfilled all you have to do is remember what’s truly important, count all the good that surrounds you and fills your life. Reconnect with your spirit of gratitude.

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