What are you grateful for today?

Speeding along on the freeway of life,

The blur that passes could be almost anything.

My dog, the one whom I love, a painful moment.

Each experience is quickly lost in the press of motion and desire.

– Thomas White

dreamstimeweb_312190 4In a life filled with activity, what have I stopped for today to truly appreciate? The more that I work with leaders around the world, the more I find that stopping and just taking a slow breath is forgotten. The press of moving quickly to find all the information that I can so I won’t miss anything. The desire to succeed in a increasingly competitive world. The restlessness of not knowing what will happen next in these times of great uncertainty. All these forces propel me forward and simply stopping and truly looking at the world is never considered.

The simple consequence of this perpetual motion is the loss of appreciation of beauty and gratitude for the amazing people whose lives mine touch each day.

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Perhaps the greatest challenge for our humanity is not the ones that we spend so much time worrying about such as global warming or food shortages. Perhaps the greatest challenge to our humanity is remembering that one human heart touching another human heart is what is really important.

In appreciation,


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Author: Thomas White

Over the past thirty-five years, Thomas White has created and led private and public organizations that initiated breakthroughs in areas as diverse as computer software, publishing, printing, market research, leadership development and organizational change. The common ingredients in his success are simple. He looked beyond the limitations that others believed and found real solutions to needs that business leaders have. He attracted the best talent to translate these innovative solutions into practical products and services that were of high value to customers. He created cultures where people love what they do, work at their best and produce extraordinary results. In addition to his role as a business leader, Thomas has been a pioneer and inventor of technologies in the computer-networking field. He is a patent holder for innovations in business process and workflow technology. As part of his passion for educating others about the interface of human and computer systems, he was the co-author of “New Tools for New Times, The Workflow Paradigm”. He has also written articles for numerous publications. In 2001, he turned his attention from leading companies to supporting leadership teams in creating organizations of excellence. After many years of being a part of the machine of change, Thomas recognized that business is the most powerful force in the world. It has a major impact on public policy and governments everywhere. It is a key influence on how we use our resources and sets an example of the values that shape communities from local to global. He formed the consulting firm of Profoundly Simple to be a guide for exemplary leaders - leaders who wisely uses the power they are entrusted with to serve their constituencies first and themselves second; leaders who know that it is good business to treat people with respect, honor the environment and act with impeccable integrity – leaders who inspire greatness in those around them and by doing so create great organizations that are notable examples of success. Feeling the itch to get back into the game again, Thomas joined with two long time friends, to start the C-Suite Network. This network of business leaders offers an online network, events, services, and insights to its 500,000 member community. In addition, the C-Suite Network produces and distributes television and radio content to an audience of over 5M per month

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