As we approach Thanksgiving, a time-honored tradition in America that has largely forgotten its history of indigenous people giving to and sharing with European settlers, it is important for all of us to take the time to acknowledge the sources of power in our lives — for if you do not acknowledge the source of your power, you lose that power. And that's easy to do in this day and age.
It's easy to lose sight of the people who have contributed to our well-being. Our ego gets in the way, making us believe that we achieved everything alone. But we haven't. We are all part of the universe. We are all connected. I am but a dot in the world, a dot that has been supported on my journey by wiser dots.
Connect those dots this week. Look back on those who have changed you. Those who have honed you. Those who have saved you. Those who have loved you. Those who continue to do so today. Find your vulnerability and thank them for their gifts. And then go forward and give to those who are in need, whether that's by listening to a friend who needs someone to talk to, or donating your money or time to a charity.
By giving of yourself fully, you will learn who you truly are.
The greatest leaders are those who know how to serve.