In the first half of the show, Eldon Taylor, bestselling author and inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology talked about Thanksgiving and the power of gratitude and positive thought. He explained that it's never too late to be happy and successful, and how being thankful is a major step toward moving forward and living a satisfying and fulfilling life. "The real power of gratitude comes from what we give-- when we're giving...we discover what gratitude means," he stated. He described turning things around with a suicidal patient, by instructing her to do one good deed every day, and write it down in a journal and reflect upon it.
Instead of focusing on negative ideations such as envy, one can adopt a "gratitude attitude," and by changing one's perception about a given situation they will change their reaction to it, he noted. Adopting a grateful stance improves one's karma and does away with self-pity, low self-esteem, and guilt, he continued. Further, if one focuses on gratitude for five minutes a day, they'll experience an increase in their well-being that's equivalent to a doubling of their income, Taylor suggested.
Open Lines followed in the second half, with callers sharing stories of gratitude, and also reacting to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Thanksgiving calls from popular C2C guests Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Dannion Brinkley, and Christian Wilde were also featured.