There is hardly a person among us who doesn’t look forward to the Super Bowl – admittedly, for the commercials. We anticipate something heart-warming having to do with Clydesdale horses, some clever from a tech giant, and something completely off-the-wall spots for, um, what was the product?
Then once in a while, a commercial comes along that becomes a cause to pause, to actually consider why we’re here and why we do what we do and provide us, for just a moment, with a glimpse of an emotional side of ourselves we try so hard to hide.
So, God made a farmer.
The quiet that took over the Super Bowl party I was at when that spot aired (for Dodge trucks by the way) was amazing, we were glued to the screen. In the days that followed, millions of YouTube hits spread the emotionally narrated tribute. Everyone was in some way touched by the story, and tried their best to remember a personal story to share about a farmer they knew.
When was the last time you tried to recall a story about a person you know who assembles cars, or paves the road you take to work, or bottles the shampoo that makes your hair smell great, just because you felt compelled to thank them? Well, at least for today, that’s about to change.
Just for today, be thankful for all the people you don’t know and never will, who are making your life better.
Be grateful for those who touch your life without any expectation of your thanks but who unquestionably deserve it, like the engineer who came up with the air bags in your car, the researcher who is working on a cancer cure, the Barista who’s got you covered. And while you’re at it, why not take a moment to think of all the people who will benefit from your actions today? There are literally thousands.
Yes, I know we’re getting dangerously close to the butterfly effect here, but consider the millions of points of personal contact that are a part of your daily life.
Then just say “thanks.” Put it out there and you’ve done your part girlfriend.
For more Thankful Thursday ‘girlfriend gratitude’ see …
- Sheryl Crow, Friends & Thankful Thursday
- Thankful Thursday: Make a Note of it
- Challenges and Struggles Make You Stronger
- Be in the Moment. Be Grateful.
- Share your Girlfriend Gratitude with a Friend
- Do you have a Gratitude Journal? (You should!)
- A year of Gratitude, 52 Thankful Thursdays
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