My background has been my driver, my brake,
my accelerator, and my protector.
Gratitude is a potent force. It shows appreciation for the actions, words, and considerations of others. In a fast-paced-breaking-news-alert world, we might forget to pause and appreciate and acknowledge the good people in our lives.
This week I encourage you do just that—and to focus on one person. You.
Not in a conceited I-am-better-than-everyone-else kind of way. Rather, take time to acknowledge the path you have traveled, the people you have met, your accomplishments, your failings, your talents, and your contributions. Especially your contributions.
Perhaps your gratitude note would read something like this:
Each year, day, minute, I continue to learn who I am, what I fear and embrace, where I can grow, and how I make a difference. I am grateful to understand and appreciate how I have arrived where I am. My background has been my driver, my brake, my accelerator, and my protector. I am grateful for who I have met, my accomplishments, my failings, and understanding why I have done and do things. Thankful for my work ethic, my talents, my shortcomings, and recognizing there is so much in this world to experience—and give back. I have been blessed and hope I have been a blessing to at least a few on my journey. I thank myself for learning to breathe and appreciate.
Song Recommendation for the Week
In 2007 I wrote and recorded the song, I Wanna Be a Kid Again. It appeared on my first CD. The song is about a little boy who was searching for a safe place to land—and how as an adult that little boy was still a powerful life force—and a positive force.
I performed the song in February 2019 with young singer-songwriter Izzy Moon Mayforth at the Atlantic Beach, FL Songwriters’ Night. Thanks to her mom, Tansy, for shooting this video.
Make it an inspiring and grateful week and H.T.R.B. as needed.
You can still order my book Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island (2017). Another university recently (February 2019) adopted it for training and coaching purposes. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same.
The paperback price on Amazon is now $12.00 and the Kindle version stands at $3.99. Consider it for a faculty orientation or a mentoring program. The accompanying videos would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.
My podcasts can be found at The Growth and Resilience Network® (http://stevepiscitelli.com/media-broadcast/podcast).
You will find more about what I do at www.stevepiscitelli.com.
©2019. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®