In one of his columns, my friend and former pastor, Jon Roebuck wrote that he, like millions of others had purchased one of those fitness trackers…you know, the ones you wear on your wrist that track all kinds of information, including how many steps you take during the day. He went on to share that his goal (10,000 steps per day) is one that he meets more often than not. But then he raises some very important questions…”Were those steps significant?…Did those steps make a difference in the lives of others?”

The point is this, we all get focused on moving…maybe moving forward, maybe not, but moving, nonetheless. The activity. The steps. But are those steps making a difference for us and others? Maybe we should challenge ourselves to pay attention where our steps are leading us because if we aren’t careful, we could end up not only somewhere other than our intended destination, but somewhere we don’t want to be at all.

Now, don’t get me wrong, activity is essential to growth…but taking steps just for the sake of taking steps isn’t the answer. My suggestion for one of your steps today is to take my Gratefulness Challenge. Simply put the challenge is this… Beginning today, be more grateful than you were yesterday. I think this small step can make a world of difference.

Where are you going today?

Until next time, friends….be nice!

Chris Keaton is a Nashville TN based entertainment industry executive, music consultant, bon vivant and lover of great music, wine, fashion and fast cars.