How A NASCAR Hall Of Famer Taught Me The Importance Of Gratitude

How A NASCAR Hall Of Famer Taught Me The Importance Of Gratitude


More than three years ago, I discovered a television special that fascinated me—but not for reasons I first imagined. A longtime racing fan, I stumbled across the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

In the acceptance speech for one of the inductees, Robert Yates, I heard words that have stayed with me in the time since: “I never prayed to win a race—I just prayed for the wisdom to help me make good decisions. My Creator didn’t always give me what I asked for, but he gave me more than I deserved.”

My Creator gave me more than I deserved. Even during a time filled with suffering and loss—especially in a time filled with suffering and loss—it’s an inspiring message of both humility and gratitude

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