The Power of Being Grateful

Grow-Give-Thrive by Greg Hill

Photo credit: Nanagyei via cc

Photo credit: Nanagyei via cc



If your reading this then you have eyes

If your reading this you have a cpu, phone or tablet

If your reading this you must know how to read

If your reading this you must have electricity

If you are reading this you have access to the internet

If you are reading this you are alive


1 out of every 40 people in the US is legally blind

%80 Percent of the world lives on $10 a day

Almost 1 billion people entered the 21rst century without the ability to read or sign their name

1 billion people do not have electricity in the world

155,000 people didn’t wake up today


If you have eyes you can see what work you need to do to accomplish your goals

If you have a phone you can call somebody when you need help

If you can read you can find a book written on how to succeed in your particular craft

If you have electricity then you have access to an alarm to wake you up to get locked in

If you have the internet, then EVERY blueprint to success, to any field, is available to you

Since your ALIVE reading this, live Your dream. If you already are then help somebody else live theirs. Period


In the comments below please list top  things you take for granted? 

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  • Kenton Rowland

    Gotta stop taking my health for granted. Great post!

    • Thanks Brother. How do you plan on taking that action @kentonrowland:disqus

      • Kenton Rowland

        I think for me it’s watching my calorie intake. As well as workout out regularly.

  • Malcolm Miller

    Constantly take time/life for granted. Both are precious and can never be given back once taken away.

  • Sarah Theri

    Amen! Good read to make you count your blessings.

  • Locka

    Great read. I see the progression G, keep it up bro

    • ALways brother @disqus_L4IZWxv6mi:disqus. ANd I got a feature coming up for you brother. It’s time. Thats what its all about. My first year in Join Me was like the Prologue. My second year was like a Drunken Mans word. But now I am on my SO far Gone mode lol. Thanks for the engagement

  • Kamaria Ellerbe

    Geeze, this puts a lot into perspective smh #blessed

  • LaQuan Stevens

    Powerful words bro.

    • Looked @laquanstevens:disqus “Its our time —“

  • Khourtne D’Angelo Whitted

    Everyone has that One roll model^

    • Indeed young brother. Keep moving and motivating brother. WE all we got

  • Timothy Campbell-Allen

    The simplicities described here are ones often taken for granted. We tend to overlook the things we’ve been accustomed to not realizing that each and every one of those is a privilege. Being able to understand that can help give us the strength to motivate those who are not nearly as fortunate. Great words!

    • Thanks Brother. @timothycampbellallen:disqus. Hopefully sometime next year we can get you to share your story. Your transformation and journey is HUGE. You always held everyone down since DAY1. I hope I can help you on that journey when the time comes brother.

  • Mitchell Brown

    It’s interesting that you use the word “Thrive”, a lot of people “Live” but they don’t “Thrive”. I read a book by Arianna Huffington called “Thrive”, and it’s good to see you using that verbiage. We all must thrive, not just live! Keep thriving my brother!

    • Thanks brother. How was that book @disqus_aAMLbZxzFU:disqus? Also I definenlty would love to have you guest post periodically while in law school.

  • Ahmad Alston

    This was a great post and can be used as a form of encouragement. I say that because it explains, with statistics, that some situations may be worst than yours and you may have resources that you can use to do better and THRIVE! Secondly, my personal favorite was ” Since your ALIVE reading this, live Your dream. If you already are then help somebody else live theirs. Period” and this was my favorite because many people take life/time for granted and we just never know when our “time” will be.

    • Amazing @ahmadalston:disqus. Thanks for engaging. I try to think about stuff like this 1 time each day to ground me. Love your perspective brother

  • Kaila Squires

    Interesting read and cool perspective. I’d say these are the top 3 things I take for granted:
    1) Time…I need to make better use of my time & be efficient
    2) An education..I have to take advantage of the tools God gave me & live up to my full potential
    3) Friends & family..I should tell them I love ’em more often

    • Amazing thanks for engaging. How do you plan on doing number 1?