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Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursday

Today I am THANKFUL for those that do what they do not for fame and riches, but out of love and compassion for their fellow man.  What is often lost in our world are the kind gestures many bestow on humanity for no other reason than to enrich another person’s life.

I am THANKFUL that even in a “microwave” society where so many are consumed in their own worlds, there are still those that value taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of life and soak it all in.  Instead of becoming overly consumed and constantly on the move, how sweet it is to pause and appreciate the gift of life.

I am THANKFUL that daily I am blessed to converse with, spend time with, and engage in stimulating dialogue  and actions that advances AND activates lives.  There is nothing wrong with ensuring one’s own success in life, but ensuring the success of others, that is the making of a legacy that will surpass time.  As one coach has taught me, it is the transfer of positive energy that is ever-flowing, never ceasing, and unconquerable that will carry on when we are long gone.

Thank you to my coaches, mentors, confidants, and dream builders.  Because of your selflessness and dedication I am inspired and empowered and blessed to pass the same on to others.

“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” ~ Author Unknown

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursdays!

One of the greatest feelings in the world is to know you’re not alone.  Having someone to confide in and call upon when times are difficult is a comforting and securing feeling that can’t easily be replaced.  I am so THANKFUL to have people in my life who are more than family and friends, but confidants, listeners, and sounding boards.  They uplift and support me and add an element of belonging.  I’m THANKFUL for the ability to speak without being judged, to express without being looked down upon, to converse freely without condemnation, and to express my feelings without them being dismissed.

Communication is the key to life and when you’re able to share dialogue openly and honestly, it is a gratifying feeling.  Take time to speak with your loved ones; more importantly, make time to listen to them.  The best gift you can give to someone is to listen to them and  let them know what they think and how they feel is as important to you as it is to them.  Show them how THANKFUL you are for their thoughts and opinions and they’ll be just as THANKFUL to have a voice.

Are you THANKFUL for those around you and the freedom they afford you to share your voice?  How does communication play a part in your THANKFULNESS?  Share your thoughts with #BrotherWord and THANK YOU for listening.

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