A very close friend shared an insight with me that I would like to pass on to all of you. As we were getting ready to receive our food at a restaurant, he mentioned how grateful he was and I shared his view. However, he challenged me to delve deeper and think about all the steps that were required to get this food onto our plates. The server, the chefs, the restaurant owners, the farmers, the people who made the table, chairs and plates, the produce delivery man…well, you get the point. I cannot explain the profound affect this had on me; I was overwhelmed with gratitude towards all those who gave of themselves to allow me to be enjoying that food at that moment.
It is easy to get swept up in the moment and forget to give thanks. However, I now challenge you to delve deeper. Think about a product or service that you used today and trace it back. Think about all those individuals who gave of their time and effort to make that moment possible.