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8 Reasons to Be Truly Grateful

Eight eternal reasons why you should begin and end each day feeling good.


One of the best ways to become successful, in my opinion, is to begin and end each day with gratitude.

With that in mind, here are eight reasons that life is worth living and worth living well:

  1. Being Alive. Any day above ground is a good day.
  2. Challenge. Nothing is fun without an obstacle to overcome.
  3. Family. Even the most difficult ones have some saving graces.
  4. Friends. Being a friend is the only better thing than having one.
  5. Free Will. It may be an illusion, but it's great to have a choice.
  6. Nature. A walk on the beach or in the woods renews your spirit.
  7. Work. If you were financially independent, you'd still keep busy, right?
  8. Love. As the Beatles famously sang, it's all you really need.

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Last updated: Nov 22, 2013

GEOFFREY JAMES did a lot of business stuff and wrote a slew of articles and books. Now he writes this column. Preorder his new book, Business Without the Bullsh*t, by May 12 and get an exclusive bonus chapter and a signed bookplate.

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