(Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet

May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation.


When feeling down, doubtful, or disappointed, I find it helpful to remind myself of the good people, experiences, and things that surround me each day.

From Laurie and to Roxie to the cashier in the coffee shop to neighbors to community leaders to friends to people at the airport (pet therapy visits), I am thankful to so many for what they do to make our world a better place.

And I am thankful for opportunities, habits, talents, skills, and traits that allow me to understand and give back to those around me. That is the focus of this post. If there is a common denominator with the list below it is that each item allows me to be curious and grow. I am thankful (among so much more) for these opportunities:


Beach walks


Photo by Steve Piscitelli




Gratitude (given and received)









Photo by Steve Piscitelli





Touch (healing)




Xenodochial (people who are)

Yes, and (people)


May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation.


Video recommendation for the week.

The Pentatonix sing “Thank You.


Make it a wonderful week and HTRB has needed.

You will find my latest book, Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit, in
eBook ($2.99) and paperback ($9.99) format. Click 

My dog Roxie gets top billing on the author page for this work. Without her, there would be no story. Please, check out her blog.

And you can still order:

  • Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019print and e-book). Available on Amazon. More information (including seven free podcast episodes that spotlight the seven core values highlighted in the book) at the above link.
  • Stories about Teaching: No Need to be an Island (2017, print and e-book)Available on Amazon. One college’s new faculty onboarding program uses the scenarios in this book. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same. The accompanying videos (see the link above) would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.

You can find my podcasts (all fifty episodes) here.

You will find more about me at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

©2021. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®
Atlantic Beach, Florida

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2 Responses to (Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet

  1. Eileen Krimsky says:

    thank you Steve for all the times you’ve caused me to reflect and consider other perspectives. hope you and Laurie and Roxie have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving


  2. Pingback: (Issue #605) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2021 | The Growth and Resilience Network®

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