A Country United

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws his bat up in the air after he hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws his bat up in the air after he hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

As you may have heard, there was an epic baseball game last night. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 to win the ALDS 3 games to 2. And it was an amazing game! I will be the first to admit that I generally only watch sports when it’s playoffs or Olympics. Last night, we saw a country united from coast to coast watching this pivotal game.

Gratitude Tip: Coming together as a nation for a sporting event is something to be grateful for. We are connecting with friends and neighbors that we may not usually connect with over a common goal, to support our team to finals. Once it’s over, instead of going back to the way we were, let’s continue to feel our national pride and nurture our new connections.

There is so much to be grateful for about living in Canada, and so much we take for granted. One of the reasons I started my daily gratitude emails was to remind my tribe to be grateful for things like clean drinking water, a bed to sleep in, a roof over our heads, indoor plumbing and so many other daily conveniences that we don’t even take notice of.

Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. As CEO of Venture Communications, her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list. She is also the CEO of YouInc.com, a company she founded in 2012 that is dedicated to serving and investing in entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial lifestyle (bio from her website). She posted an amazing reminder of gratitude for Canadians on her Facebook page yesterday, here’s an excerpt. To read the entire quote, click here.

‘We must act with the values and beliefs that are so inherently Canadian. New generations must look back with thanks for the stewardships of the past. Such as they were or are- they have given us this. And, this, is a great deal. We must remind this and future generations the importance of gratitude; the need to feel more empathy.’

Let’s unite and together we can continue to grow the attitude of gratitude across this great nation and around the globe. I dream of a world where everyone wakes up and simply says thank you. I’d love to start in my own backyard. And a very special thank you to all of my international subscribers who are sharing the messages of gratitude across their own countries.

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