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Monday Morning Motivation – Gratitude

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Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day. Today we discuss "gratitude".

Hopefully, the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week. Please feel free to forward the newsletter along to others who you think would benefit from the content.


While we all say “thank you” multiple times each day, have you actually stopped to think about how you express gratitude to others? Further, have you taken the time to think about what you should be grateful for in your life?


I am constantly looking for different ideas on personal development. Two ideas that surface repeatedly are meditation (a future topic I’m sure!) and gratitude. A great number of highly productive, highly successful, and EXTREMELY happy individuals mention meditation and gratitude as key to their productivity, success, and happiness.


With that in mind I have taken to making a brief journal entry to start every day. The entry focuses on what I did right, what I did wrong, and what I am grateful for each day. It only takes ten to fifteen minutes at the beginning of the day. However, the impact of taking this brief time to reflect and express gratitude for those things that I have been blessed with is enormous.


My thought for this week is:

  • Do you think that your day would be a bit more fulfilling if you found the time to reflect and give thanks for those gifts that you have received in your life?


Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me and have a great week!



About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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Monday Morning Motivation - Reflect

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Curt Stowers

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Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.