By Kevin Meyer
Here in the U.S. it's Thanksgiving, a day when we try to reflect on our world and give thanks for what we have. Even in the face of a world in turmoil, a global economy on the edge – again, a dysfunctional government (especially twelve of them…) and incredulously some who want to turn another big chunk of our economy over to it, we sometimes need to realize how fortunate we are. Having grown up in Peru and recently returned from India, I'm pretty aware that I have a very comfortable life, especially by the standards of the rest of the world. I don't have to wonder where the next meal is coming from, whether I'll disappear for criticizing authority, or whether I'll be able to get necessary health care.
Perhaps more to the perspective of the Evolving Excellence audience I am thankful for the incredible staff I have at the real job and the folks I interact with in the lean world. I've learned so much from all of you – and learning is what fills my life.
Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a video, which is embedded below. Yes it's very funny, but stop and think about the underlying message. Think about the miracles around us that we now take for granted… even after only ten seconds of realizing one exists. It's truly an incredible world. Be mindful and aware – and thankful we get to experience it.