Before my 39th birthday I had a sense of profound emptiness.  I was financially successful, had a wonderful wife and awesome two sons, many friends, and an opportunity to do what I loved each day.  In spite of all of that I felt empty as the crushing weight of forty loomed over me.

When I paused to focus on it I was quickly able to ascertain the issue – a lack of gratitude.  I was not taking time to appreciate all that there was around me, all the blessings and benefits. 

My solution was to commit to writing a daily blog about one thing I was thankful for each day without repeating a topic.  I would share it publicly for accountability and commit to doing it for one year.  Almost seven years later this has become a core of who I am.

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