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Leadership Lesson: Thanksgiving By Wayne Pederson

Christian Leadership Alliance

By Wayne Pederson~

Leadership Lesson: Thanksgiving

Did you ever notice that you avoid negative people? Those toxic relationships sap your energy and affect your outlook on life.  One of the keys to happiness is to connect with positive people.

If you’re trying to motivate yourself, refuse to dwell on negative thoughts.

Focus on the things that make you happy.

As the old Gospel song says:  Count your blessing, name them one by one. Thankful people are happy people. The happiest people I know are grateful people, those who’s attitude, conversation and outlook are filled with gratitude.

Thanksgiving shouldn’t just be a day on the calendar. Giving thanks everyday will make you healthier and more likable.

As a leader, it’s important to be a positive person, a thankful boss who expresses appreciation to others out of a grateful heart.

That’s the kind of person I want to hang with.  How about you?

Psalm 92, NIV

It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.

For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, Lord,
how profound your thoughts!
Senseless people do not know,
fools do not understand,
that though the wicked spring up like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.

But you, Lord, are forever exalted.

For surely your enemies, Lord,
surely your enemies will perish;
all evildoers will be scattered.
You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox;
fine oils have been poured on me.
My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries;
my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,
 proclaiming, “The Lord is upright;
he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”



Wayne Pederson is the president of Reach Beyond and has provided leadership to some of the top media ministries in the country including Moody Radio, Northwestern Radio, National Religious Broadcasters and Mission America Coalition.

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