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Thanksgiving: A time to give thanks, and the Power of One

Written By | Nov 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2015 – In a world filled with uncertainty and an increasing amount of violence in all parts of the world, it is imperative that we keep our eye on a positive vision of peace and unity.

As for myself, I’ve never been a political person. The truth is I am not a fan of politics. For me, it is too toxic an environment.

I do believe in being of service, however, helping someone in need whether in terms of community or in terms of the world. There is nothing that is too small or big when it comes to contributing in some way towards making this world a better place to live in. We must all band together.

The fact is that the majority of people on this planet are good people. We are all sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, siblings, friends, neighbors. I believe each of us can make a difference in our homes, schools, communities, companies, countries, and religious groups and deepen and enrich all our lives.

No matter what our beliefs, our color, our religion, our preferences or our nationality, we must keep in the forefront a vision of peace on earth. In the words of Gandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

The good news is that we can make a difference. Think about the Power of One, an incredible phenomenon. Picture a candle. From one candle, thousands more can be lit while never diminishing the original source of light.

Although Thanksgiving is a uniquely American (and Canadian) holiday, we all can and should take advantage of its message of generosity at all times, think and acting in the spirit of giving thanks and gratitude. In fact, a wonderful way to begin and end each day is by writing or thinking of three things that you are grateful for.

Thanksgiving is here and a new year is right around the corner. Beginning 2016 with clarity and focus will help you get off to a strong start this January 1. So before the New Year begins, reflect back on 2015 and start thinking about what you’d like to achieve in 2016.

In addition to thinking of personal goals you want to reach, think about what you can contribute to things that are bigger than yourself. What can you contribute to your community? The world? It’s a goal that’s reachable. It’s doable. What service can you provide? The world is now our backyard. We must each contribute in any way we can.

To get you started, here are a few questions to think about this holiday season:

  • What’s my vision for myself? My community?
  • What impact do I want to make in this world?
  • What do I want more or less of in my life?
  • Whom do I want to spend my time with?
  • What do I need to do to take my life to the next level?
  • Do I have goals that I want to accomplish? (If not, make some.)

You get the picture. So now, get started. Make 2016 your best year yet. We all owe it to each other to be fully part of humanity for our families and for all future generations.

I am grateful for sharing. Please share with me…my contact information is below. And in the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!

For more Information Contact:

 Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC
Certified Business, Life & Leadership Coach focusing on Confidence & Resilience Strategies, Life & Career Transition, Business & Leadership

Certified Mediator

Twitter: @SelfTalkCoach

301-706-7226 & 703-574-0039!/susan.samakow

Ask Susan about her coaching packages and the Stress Reducing techniques she teaches: EFT (Tapping) and Breathing Exercises.


Susan Samakow

Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, is a Certified Business, Life and Leadership Coach. Susan focuses on life and career transition, business and leadership, and confidence and resilience strategies. Susan is also a speaker and facilitator, as well as a Community Content Producer for WUSA 9 TV. She is the former president of the ICF Metro DC Chapter, the largest in North America. Susan’s clients are individuals, any size business and the government. Visit Susan’s website: Susan is on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.