Taking inventory

I remember my boss once telling me it was time to take inventory. I had no idea what inventory meant so he explained that it was a time when you made a list of everything that you had – from stock on the shelves to wrapping paper and string. I asked him why? And he said, ‘Because it’s easy to forget exactly what you do have.’
Every now and then we too need to take an inventory of our lives. In America on the last Thursday of November they celebrate a very special event called Thanksgiving, and many families, including my wife’s, made it the time for an annual stocktake. Her mother used to make the family produce a list of all the things they’ve got to be thankful for before she’d serve them their Thanksgiving dinner. Not a bad idea for those of us who are inclined to forget. Have you taken inventory lately?

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