• Charles Cherney

133: Thank You

I recently read Ezra Bayda's Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment (2011).


This quote from the book got my attention:

Thank you. That's the secret. The teaching. The way forward.


Thank you – for the warmer weather today. The snow is melting. Walking outside is easier.

Thank you – for the silence of a Sunday morning and a chance to slow down and breathe.

Thank you – for the chance to spend time with my mom this weekend watching golf together.

Thank you – for being able to share in a beautiful dinner made tonight by my wife.

Thank you – for the opportunity to be supportive of our daughter who is away at school.

Thank you – for the chance to be of service to my real estate clients each day.


Thank you as well for my headache yesterday.

Thank you for my misplaced hat.

Thank you for the person who didn't hire me.


Thank you. That's the secret. The teaching. The way forward.