Eyes, Arms and Heart Wide Open

Eyes, Arms and Heart Wide Open

“’Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.” ~Alice Walker 

A prayer on Thanksgiving day in Canada:

In a world grown increasingly war torn and weighted down with weary souls, hungry stomachs and aching hearts, let us—those who enjoy the warmth of family, friends, and or football—remember our blessings.

We have many, many blessings. Sometimes, it’s helpful to stop long enough to remember them:

We have eyes, and lungs, and hands and feet.

We have minds that can compute and hearts that can feel.

We have work that sustains us and food in the frig.

We have choices.


We can read.

We can breathe.

We can laugh.

We have choices.


We can walk.

We can roam.

We can expand.

We have choices.


We can study what we want.

We can pray where and how we want.

We can go to any movie we want.

We have choices.

Too many don’t. Yet.

Today, let us give thanks for all the things we take for granted: electricity, heat, hot and cold running water. A freezer, a drier, a television. Our health, our family, our job.

The list is endless.

Notice. And give thanks today.

With eyes, arms and heart wide open.

It can make everyday Thanksgiving Day.

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward

Stay connected with our Monday Morning Message

Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

When your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more easily and collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses. They are the result of Emotional Intelligence in action.

More details can be found in my recent best seller with co-author Jennifer Eggers:
Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back

The power of resilience within organizations can transform an average company into a powerhouse. Yet, even in times of rapid disruptive change, there is no manual for building resilient organizations. This book is that manual.

“If you  want to build more resilience intentionally—personally and professionally—read this book.
Fran Karamousis, Chief  of Research, Gartner


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