What is a command in Scripture and a common practice among the world’s top athletes, entrepreneurs and artists? What is a forgotten ingredient of greatness?

Well, it’s the daily, intentional practice of gratitude. Since Thanksgiving is over, many of us have already turned our thoughts of Christmas. But, before we discard our focus on gratitude along with the Thanksgiving leftovers, we should take some time to implement a daily practice of gratitude.

In this sermon, I shared four thoughts about the practice of gratitude:

  1. It’s Not an Option
  2. It’s the Secret Sauce
  3. It Prevents Friday Frenzy
  4. It Comes in Daily Doses

Key Takeaways/Resources

  • Why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (may or may not have something to do with the time I was attacked by a turkey when a kid!)
  • How God is more like Steve Jobs than Joseph Stalin
  • Victor Frankl’s advice to a fellow concentration camp inmate concerning redemptive suffering.
  • A note about how remarkable American culture is. We give thanks at noon on Thanksgiving day and fist-fight over TVs we probably don’t need by 5pm.
  • My harrowing Black Friday experience.
  • Some practical advice for dealing with the constant temptation of comparison in a social-media age.
  • Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  • 13 Things Mentally Strong People Avoid and How You Can Become Your Strongest and Best Self by Amy Morin
  • Michael Hyatt’s great question about failure: “What does this make possible?”
  • Thank through today!