I hope you enjoyed the Gratitude!

I hope you enjoyed the 30 days of Gratitude! I did. I don’t want you to have to go the rest of the year without some gratitude thoughts. I will send you weekly messages through the end of the year. Enjoy! When you view your world with an attitude of gratitude, you are training yourself to focus on the good in life. Paul J. Meyer Hi Terri, Thank you so much for all of your notes and condolences about my stepfather, Gene. …

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Day 30 – Gratitude

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.” Albert Einstein Hi Terri, This week, while speaking at the Hexagon Live 2019 conference in Las Vegas, I learned about 4Ocean. This company was started by two surfers who wanted to figure out a way to clean up the plastic in the ocean after they saw how littered the beaches and water were during a surfing trip to Bali. …

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Day 29 – Gratitude

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” Robert Quillen Hi Terri, Whew! After a month of crazy travel to speak at ten differences conferences in September, I’m enjoying a week at home before it all starts up again. It’s nice to sleep in my own bed – and my cat, Tinkerbell, is quite happy that I’m home. Simba, our other cat, seems to be okay either way. Whether I’m speaking about business topics like employee engagement/retention/recognition or covering …

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Day 28 – Gratitude

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Stanislaw Jerzy Lec Hi Terri, Tomorrow is a big day in my family. It’s the day that the last of my siblings turns 50. It’s almost hard to believe that Scotty, that red-haired, blue-eyed, freckle-faced little brother of mine is actually half a decade old. We will be celebrating him all weekend in Atlanta. It’s true that you can’t pick your family members. But if I had to …

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Day 22 – Gratitude

Day 22 Gratitude – tnoe@finneytown.org – Finneytown Local School District Mail Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley Hi Terri, This week’s Gratitude Thought comes from a subscriber who shares a powerful illustration that shows that no matter what happens to you, you can find a way to respond with gratefulness. Here is Pat’s story: “We grew up with a single mom, and …

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Day 21 – Gratitude

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus Hi Terri, It’s a part of human nature, whatever we have, we always seem to want just a little more. We compare our “stuff” – house, car, education – even our children, or lack thereof – to what others have. What if, just for today, you focused, I mean really focused on all of the good …

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Day 20 – Gratitude

It’s not the situation, but whether we react negatively  or respond positively to the situation that is important.” Zig ZiglarHi Terri, It seems that no matter how good something is, there’s always an unhappy camper in the crowd. Unfortuantely, our human nature tends to focus on that one negative person instead of the other ninety-nine percent positive responses. Ugh! I’ve gotten into the habit of not reading my program evaluations on the day of the presentation. I prefer to enjoy my …

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Day 19 – Gratitude

Day 19 Gratitude – tnoe@finneytown.org – Finneytown Local School District Mail “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” George A. SheehanTerri,Speaking is a weird way to make a living, and yet, it’s exactly what some people are meant to do. This week at Influence – the National Speakers Association’s Annual Convention – I had the opportunity to experience just about every type of speaker and business …

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Day 18 – Gratitude

“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo Hi Terri, Today’s Gratitude Thought is a celebration of a huge goal achieved. This Sunday, at 3:00 pm Mountain Time, I will be receiving my CSP – Certified Speaking Professional – designation. This is the highest earned award in the National Speakers Association, and only 17% of speakers ever receive it. With five …

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Day 17 – Gratitude

“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.” unknown Hi Terri, After almost three weeks of visiting with me, my mom went back to Atlanta on Tuesday morning. It was a fantastic visit! The weather cooperated – not only for my mother but also for all of the visitors that came to my fine city of Cleveland. Ohio, for the Baseball All-Star Game.  My mom moved …

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