It’s important to thank people along the way, especially when starting a business.  Join me in this 3-part blog series as I give gratitude to those that have been there for me!  I encourage you to read along as I know some interesting and fascinating people.

Week 1:   Giving Thanks

> Let me start off with my parents. Obviously if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be here. Have you heard of the band The Temptations? The song, “My girl?” Well, my dad used to play the trumpet in their band. He’s been an avid musician for over 65 years.  His love for music resonates in his soul, which makes others want to be around him. He is the most incredible man I know.

> An interesting fact about my mom is she can die and get right back up! Seriously! I think I’ve personally seen her die 4 times. She is the rock and center of our family. She would literally give you the shirt off her back. With her near-death experiences, she has exhibited the true meaning of, “if you get knocked down, you get right back up!”

> My parents have been married for 49 years! They exemplify the true definition of love and compassion and have passed this gift to me and my siblings.  I thank them for their actions of always being there for me and encouraging me to do the right thing.

> My brother… the year of “YES” man is 6 feet tall, has red hair and has a special gift.  He can talk to anyone and make you feel so special and important. I see him as my life coach and biggest fan. He has a wonderful wife and 2 kids. All of them bring me great joy.

> My sister… she is no longer here but I feel her in my heart. She used to write quotes that resonated with her on postettes and I have some of them saved on my phone.  I often look at her “quotes” to keep me moving forward.  I recently had a dream about her in which she says in so many words, “live your best life.”

> Surrounding yourself with people who you love gives you the extra umph to make your dreams possible.

> When was the last time you wrote a letter of gratitude to those you love? I encourage you to do this right now. Let me know how it goes.

> Stay tuned for the next few weeks of gratitude blogs.

 



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