Welcome to #TheDailyYes. The idea is simple- we are sharing some of the quotes, phrases, and pearls of wisdom that have helped us throughout the years.

A few simple words can completely change the way a person thinks about things. A person’s success, self-worth, and impact on the world can be completely attributed to the way he or she thinks about things.

Jason Mudd, Executive Officer

Be thankful for that which you have yet to receive.

Wallace D. Wattles

Life is crazy. It’s wonderful. From my experience, it’s completely backward from societal norms. And, quite frankly, until I realized a few truths about life, my outlook and expectations were a little off. You don’t know what you don’t know, right?

I’m an avid reader (that wasn’t always the case) and a book that a single serving friend gave me may very well be the best gift I’ve ever received. It is here that I heard the silly statement ‘be thankful for that which you have yet to receive’.

The book is called ‘The Science of Getting Rich‘ by Wallace D. Wattles. It was written around 1910 and is somewhat of an obscure book. Like many great vessels of powerful information, it’s title positions itself to be overlooked by most of society because it sounds so ridiculous. I wouldn’t have picked it up- simply telling people about it kind of made me feel greedy at first.

Like most things, timing played a huge part. And the method of consumption was important- I was given an audiobook that, for me, had the perfect delivery. I have been told by some friends that this guys voice didn’t ‘do it’ for them, but it was like warm butter on bread to me. This version is not available anywhere and I’m seeing if we can somehow make it available- I’ll keep you posted.

The basis of the book, and something that I have fully embraced and seen move mountains is unwavering gratitude. Gratitude in all things. And if you start breaking down your life into base level needs, what keeps us alive to do all the things that ‘make us happy’, we’re a pretty damned privileged lot. I don’t care where you live, how much money you make, what color your skin is, or what you like to sleep with, we have very easy access to clean water and food is abundant. This isn’t the case in most of the world. Just ask Mark Hogg and the folks at Water Step for a quick dose of humility.

When you are grateful for the things you have yet to receive, it changes how you view ‘stuff’ in general. At least it did for me. And in no way does it mean that you have less fun or do less stuff. Quite the opposite.

I’m a living example of this.

And YOU can be too!

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I also want to know what simple phrases, quotes, or other pearls of wisdom have positively impacted your life. I’m going to pick a guest contributor one day a week so that we can keep this lively from a perspective sense. Email me at hello@yeslouisville.com. I appreciate your thoughts!

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