Today is Thanksgiving in the US.

It’s supposedly a time for gratitude along with family and friends.

Although it also means the launch of the big Christmas shopping season with mailboxes and inboxes full of Black Friday sales.

As I mentioned in a recent email, I’ve been helping clients plan irresistible offers for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions.

But I’m not offering anything for sale in this email.

Not that it’s a bad thing of course. I’ll promote something next time.

Today I simply want to say THANK YOU.

My customers and clients have allowed me to live the Internet Lifestyle for over 21 years now.

I’ve helped thousands of people build successful online businesses.

And I’ve had the pleasure of working with people in all kinds of markets.

We’re continually learning and growing together.

Wherever you are in the world…wherever you are in your business today…I just want to suggest taking a little time out to say ‘Thank You’ to those around you.

None of us are an island.

We’ve been influenced by others…mentors…friends…family…clients.

One of the secrets of happiness is gratitude for what you have and for those around you.

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to count your blessings.

It’s so easy to waste energy thinking about what you don’t have.

Or even worse comparing yourself others.

There is always someone who has less. And someone who has more.

There’s an old study from Harvard School of Public Health where they asked students and faculty which they preferred:

Earning $50,000 a year when everyone else around them makes $25,000.

Earning $100,000 a year when everyone else around them makes $200,000.

The researchers made it clear that the price of goods and services would stay the same in either scenario.

Which would you choose?

The 2nd response is the logical answer since you’d have twice as much.

But human beings aren’t logical.

Fifty percent choose option #1. They’d rather earn less if it meant they had more than those around them.

When we set up a scenario like this, it’s easy to say that we’d choose option #2.

It’s harder to live it.

So much of life is comparisons with one another.

There will be a lot of ads playing off this irrational component of our mentality this weekend. Hopefully remembering this little study helps you focus on what’s most important today.

Enjoy your day.

Whatever is on your agenda, take time to be grateful for what you have.

Say “Thank You” to someone around you.

Thank you to all my subscribers, customers, and clients.

I appreciate you.

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Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Dunnellon, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how the Monthly Mentor Club can help you today.