Posts tagged Appreciation
Every year, the impending day of overstated love and chocolate ridden profit, Valentines ignites a combination of emotions for many different people. For me, I feel the love and appreciation for my wife. For others, it may be resentment, happiness, longing or apathy that they feel for the 14th day of February. Over the years, it seems that Valentine’s Day has gotten a bad rap as just another Hallmark scheme disguised in cards, flowers, and candy—Oh my! But as I do during most holidays, I look into the initial meaning behind this day—to appreciate the one I love.
The one you love can be anyone, not just the alleged “significant other”. Your valentine can be your parents, a colleague or your best friend. Valentine’s Day is meant for you to show your appreciation for those who have been with you through the bad and the good, the hard and the easy. We should all be so fortunate as to have such strong champions of our potential. The support, encouragement and love of the people in your life are absolutely vital to success in the nth degree.
Valentine’s Day is not the enemy, it is our ally. It grants us the opportunity to be reminded that there are people in our lives whom we cherish, and should not be forgotten. Even if you don’t take the actual day to your advantage, use it as a prompt to cue your display of affection to those people, or person. Even a simple card of understated adoration that says “thank you for being you” can move a person more than you realize. You never want to be presented with the instant that you realize, that the moment to show your love has come and gone. It is a situation I wish for no one. It’s hard to embrace, but eventually you learn to value those who have held your hand along the way.
So let me leave you with this: let love live and appreciate those who do. I love you Rita.
Interview with Good Morning Arizona’s Tara Hitchock on Be Great and presenting her with the Greatification Coin
Sometime ago John Assaraf, a very close friend, gave me a coin much like the one known as “The Greatification Coin”. John suggested I keep the coin close to my heart and each time I became aware of its presence, to take a moment to “be grateful”. I took this to mean to “be grateful for everything”. That is: good health, a fantastic life, a wonderful family, the best friends, a simply amazing partner, a truly historic time to be living … I could go on and on. We all have so many things to be grateful for.
To this day the coin is never far from me and I cannot explain how fantastic it makes me feel. As I touch the coin or look at it sitting next to my computer when I am working I cannot help but smile. The coin has become a symbol of how lucky I am. My wife Rita feels the same way about her coin. We have gifted the coin to many friends and family and they all love it. I feel confident that you too will enjoy owning a “Greatification Coin”.
Let this beautiful “Greatification” gold coin be a constant reminder of the importance of being grateful for all that you have. Ponder on the ancient proverb “I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet”. The origin is unknown but the message is powerful.
If you are experiencing a difficult moment or feel yourself veering off your path to Greatification, hold this coin close and focus on all that you are truly thankful for in your life. Do not let your thoughts linger on what you do not have but rather on all that you do have. Gratitude is one of life’s greatest virtues and will only lead to happiness.
I suggest you also pass this coin onto your friends, family and colleagues to show your appreciation and love for them so they too can pursue the art of Greatification.
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