"The depths of my blessings are built of good people.
And the compassion of such friends is relentless. A foundation for a home is suited well in that place.
A place to hang you sorrows by the door.
A special place of warmth and understanding to rejuvenate a weary soul.
They act as tho they don't even know their power.
Withering my demons with a well-placed smile and a hug.
What expression of gratitude could accommodate such miracles?
Giants are my blessings who are ignorant of their sway.
Forming and empire within my heart
Peddlers of life with no charge for their wares.
Carving a refuge for the likes of me, wherever they might pass.
Thank you." #gratitude
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It has been said that, life is like a mist that appears only for a little while and then disappears."
Each morning when I awaken, even before my feet "hit the floor" I always say two powerful words without fail: Thank you!
You know, after you consider many things and look in the faces of your children, spouse and other dear loved ones, you can find that highest mountain in the imagination of your MIND, then, sit down and say: _________ (Fill-in the blank.) Thank you!
Someone greater than you will always sense your "attitude of gratitude." Are you living a life of gratitude?
I Believe You Can...!
My children have never once doubted that they would be free to choose the life they wish to lead. To speak their minds. To pursue life, liberty, and happiness. This freedom was hard-fought and extracted a high price.
I am in awe of those who volunteered to answer the call to arms. I am appreciative of all who fought and humbled by those that made the ultimate sacrifice. I am profoundly saddened that the loss and sacrifice continue to be carried every day by their loved ones.
Thank you seems so insufficient, and yet those are the words that rise up. Thank you. Thank you for my freedom and my children's carefree expectation that this has always been so and will always be. And lets all of us strive to do what we can to support their families in every way we can. Our veterans and their families don't just deserve this, they have earned it. And no-one more so than the loved ones who mourn the sacrifices of our fallen heroes every day. Lets not just commit to memorial day, but memorial year.
God bless you all. God bless America. and thank you. #veterans, #memorialDay #gratitude #humility
Who do you appreciate today? I have the ability to work from home today – something that a lot of people can't do. In fact, many folks are out there – doing exactly what they always do – where they need to be – and some are in pretty high-risk situations to get sick. If 9/11 taught me anything, it's that Americans know how to stick together in tough times. And no matter what you think of the craziness going on, I think we all can appreciate those that are making a difference for us.
So, here goes. Thank you:
to the conductors and drivers who are still running the trains I usually take
to the truck drivers, warehouse, and retail staff that still make sure the depleted shelves at my stores are filled up again
to my doctor and her staff – and medical workers everywhere – who I'm sure are overwhelmed by the current flood of concerned patients
to airlines and airport workers that are looking out for travelers - especially those I hold dear
to the teachers and school staff that have gone out of their way to help my kids recently
to the amazing custodial staff in my office building
to the friends that have reached out to check on me and my family
I could easily go on, but I'm thankful for these efforts. And I plan to share details when I can where people have gone the extra mile for myself and others.
Anyone else out there have someone who makes a difference to you?
Lately I've found a small habit that helps me feel better about my day and more productive overall. Every morning at work, I list out three things that I am thankful for, and three goals that I want to accomplish that day. I like doing this this way, because it gets me in a good headspace for the day and lets me focus on doing what's important without being overwhelmed. It's a good feeling when you see you accomplished all three goals, and even if you don't, you know you'll have another shot tomorrow. There are so many habits and techniques and methods you can adopt to be more productive, but I think there's value to finding what works for you and making it easy to maintain. Doing something easily and habitually rather than intensely only once in a while can sometimes pay off more in the long run. #motivation #habits #gratitude
Hey its been a while a lot has happen since I last been on job case Happy new year everyone I hope everyone year going good so far just thank God for been here and all he has done for me I'm blessed I just say thank you God.
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Today I'd like to talk about something that seems a little difficult in our search for the next best employment opportunity: Gratitude.
Gratitude is perhaps one of the most difficult things to muster up during a rigorous and harrowing experience such as unemployment, homelessness, and similar events, but I would argue that it is perhaps the most important thing to muster up--more than hope, more than tenacity, more than even the recognition of the temporal transience of our current turmoils. Why? Because Gratitude helps define our perspective; it helps us understand where we stand versus where we could be standing.
I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you a story of my own experience. About a year ago, I took a job working in sales for a company that I will not disclose.
This decision left me at risk of homelessness and I had cleaned out my pantry and cupboards with no real hope of replenishing them, because we were regularly sent into overworked territory that was saturated with sales reps for a product with no demand by the people in the general area (it was out of their price range and local alternatives offered higher quality for cheaper prices). I was going days without eating because I couldn't afford it (my bank account sat at around $7.00 and I didn't want to spend the last bits of my savings) and it was genuinely one of the worst periods of my life.
A lot of people would look back at this and say good riddance and for a time, that was my view too, but now that I look back at it--I'm incredibly grateful for the experience.
Because it exposed me to what happens when you work for a company that is truly unethical in its business practices (both internally and externally) and it taught me a lot about the kinds of things to be vigilant for when searching for employment opportunities. It also gave me appreciation for those who are doing everything they can and are unable to get their basic needs met, not through lack of sincere effort, but because of an unfortunate misstep along the way.
So, you might be wondering what this has to do with you and I want to share with you what I think we all could benefit from.
Make the sincere effort to find the good in the trials and tribulations you're currently facing, however big or small they may be, because there is always something to be learned from every experience and that something is important to becoming better tomorrow than we are today.
Thanks for reading,
Having success largely depends on the habits that you repeatedly make which shapes your life.
Habits can make or break your existence as it affects your source of happiness and success. Some habits are more powerful than others and simply put; your everyday habits determines your attitude and future progress both in life and in your career.
Practice Meditation This is a powerful habit that will train your mind to relax by freeing it from negative or stressful thoughts. Mediation from my experience promotes a sense of calm, assist in reduces stress; one of the major causes of sleep deprivation, and fatigue. In summary, meditation will keep you healthy and improve your performance in every aspect of your life.
Practice Gratitude Often overlooked, gratitude is a powerful practice that brings enormous change to your life and career. A simple thank you makes you seem more friendly, attractive and trustworthy to others. Practicing gratitude enhances your psychological health by purging toxic emotions such as acrimony, by increasing your levels of happiness day in and day out. Then you will eventually start feeling more resilient to traumatic and stressful events, with a reduce temptation to react, thus help you make better decisions.
Self-Motivation Self-Motivation is the ability to stay motivated for one's own interests. It's the key ingredient to living a successful life. It allows you to discover your strengths and weaknesses, by which you can fortify the former and overcome the latter. Self-Motivation allows you to become more independent, be more ambitious in achieving your goals based on your abilities. In return you will experience more self-discipline in controlling your thoughts and actions. This will bring out your best attributes!
Overcome the Fear of Failure We all have this fear and I've learned that it's harmful and a negative habit that will stop you from achieving your potential. It's impossible to go through life without failure, but overcoming your fear of failure is a huge step that will guide your life and career in the right direction. To overcome this fear - you must embrace failure as a learning process. When you learn from your mistakes, you develop both in your personal and professional life. What more could you want?
Have a Clear Vision Your vision is the road map of your life. It puts you on your intended destination that also focuses on your efforts to stick with the road you have set for yourself. Only your vision allows you to transform your dreams into achievable realities by giving you a sense of purpose.
Invest in Self Care I can't stress how important this is especially in the fast-paced world we live in. We often forget to how vital is it to care for ourselves. A failure to do so can set us back. Physically, Mentally and Emotionally. Self-care refers to activities which are done regularly to reduce stress. Some things such as exercise, following a healthy diet, or getting full 8 hrs of sleep etc. In summary, you want to reduce as much stress as you can and boost your long term well being.
Active Listening The concept of good communication involves both listening and hearing. Listening is the process of paying full attention and focus on what you hear and fully understanding it. It's a powerful habit to develop as it has a massive influence on both of your personal and professional relationships.
Good listening skills can help expand your knowledge and reduce misunderstanding with others. Active listening also makes you more likable which creates a feeling of goodwill in your relationships. :)
Self-Development I'm all about investing in yourself so you are better prepared to manage the challenges that may come your way. This allows you to identify the values and beliefs you wish to pursue in your life/career. It also determines the major areas of your life that you need to improve on. Such as furthering developing a skill for a better sense of direction to increase your value. Self-development enables you to nurture your skills and make most of your relationships in life.
Maintain Positive Relationships Having strong relationships in life are vital habits that brings positive changes in your life/career. As humans, we are social animals, and our success is largely built on the type of relationships we have with others. Positive relationships provide you with the much-needed support in tough times, and it is the best way to stay strong and optimistic.
Avoid Self-Comparison It is inevitable that we will sometimes compare our achievement to others. This habit can lead you down a negative spiral as it has many shortcomings. To avoid this nasty habit, you need to recognize your uniqueness and what makes you special. Everyone has their own gifts and talents that belongs only to them. Also, you MUST celebrate your accomplishments and push yourself to achieve more. This will highlight your abilities and increase your personal confidence!
Follow your passion, not a paycheck!