Thanksgiving; a wonderful opportunity to return to gratitude.
Love is Gratitude in Action
Normally I don’t look in my junk mail folder. However, for some unknown, mysterious reason today I had an intuition to do so. What I found inside was a pure gift of gratitude. What a blessing!
Isn’t it strange that we need an actual holiday to remind us to be thankful?
I know that many of you who read my articles don’t live in the US and for many, where you live there is no such holiday as “Thanksgiving.” But, you know what, this article is for you, no matter where in the world you are, because I would like you to please accept my gratitude for you. As you read on you’ll know why I’m specifically talking to you.
Holiday time can be a little insane for most people, and in all likelihood, you’re probably busier than a one armed mom with newborn triplets.
However, I trust that you will see, investing a few minutes to read this article will prove well worth your time.
You are reading this, aren’t you? Then, you care about gratitude, correct?
Well, no matter what country you are living in, right now let me ask you to be honest and answer this question:
How much time do you spend in genuine gratitude?
I remember when I was a kid sitting in front of the TV as some futurist was telling the viewers how we were all going to be having all our meals in pill form, and that we would all have so much leisure time we would only work if we chose to. Boy, were the experts WRONG!
Obviously, you’ve likely noticed that every day there seem to be a million new things to do. Each day it can seem difficult to even slow down enough to catch a little downtime. By the time most people get home, all they have the energy do is turn on the TV to unwind, only to be assaulted with the news of doom and gloom.
Clearly most of the time, the majority of people run around like chickens with their heads cut off doing more and more, while feeling less and less connected, to themselves or anyone else.
If you have any sense of yourself in what you just read, then, like most people, you are running on empty! I know. I’ve been there myself.
So in a crazy, hectic world, what can we do to fill up a little?
Right now, forget everything for a couple of minutes and listen…
STOP and take a moment to become aware of the blessings in your life.
As many of you know, energy is the necessary ingredient for manifestation. Well, there is a wonderful “new’” movement of interest in manifestation. Perhaps you have read about it in my books or have heard me talk about it either at a workshop, my podcasts or in a tele-program or even on my radio show: Quantum Resonance. It is having or building a certain Quantum Resonance that determines what you manifest.
Here’s the little known secret: One of the most powerful quantum energies for manifestation is Gratitude.
Got your attention? Good! You need to stop skimming for a moment and really take this in, because when I say “gratitude” I’m talking about the real stuff, the all-meat, a real treat, genuine heartfelt, preferably eyeball-to-eyeball or at least heart-to-heart connection.
In other words, thanks delivered with real meaning rather than some perfunctory “thanks.”
One way of recognizing what you have and genuinely appreciating it comes from stopping and considering all the things that go by each day that can so easily get taken for granted:
- The smile on a child’s face as they say “hello” or “goodbye’” to you.
- Getting a call from your partner, friend, sibling, or family member to genuinely ask how you are doing.
- Being able to breathe and smell the flowers or maybe the coffee.
- How about gratitude for having the strength to do what you need to and desire to do?
- Or knowing there is someone, somewhere who loves you.
- Or receiving kindness, whether it was a smile, food, a kind word, a gentle kiss, or even this article.
I’ve been speaking around the world to thousands of people for many years now and I want to stop and say:
This Thanksgiving and every day, I am grateful for you.
Yes, I am talking to YOU!
If you’ve been following my work, you already know that I have a dream.
My dream is to facilitate people like you into stepping more fully into their power. Now you may be saying, “What the heck does that mean?”
“Stepping more fully into your power” means being able to assist people all over the world in knowing that despite the current circumstances, you are truly powerful and that you have the power to be a leader in your own life and the lives of those you interact with….
In so doing, you create the life that your heart and soul cries out to live.
You, my friends, spiritual family, students and unstoppable team are the fuel that moves me forward. I know that I am the voice of something bigger than myself and you carry that voice out into the world and in so doing, share in my mission, my dream, my purpose. I am truly grateful because maybe, just maybe, I have had some influence in waking up your soul, in inspiring your heart, in letting you know you are truly magnificent!
I am grateful to you. You who are committed to growth. You who are no longer willing to settle for mediocrity. You who stand up and fight to be free, even from the prison of your mind.
I believe that the education we offer at Baron Mastery Institute is a way out of the mental, emotional jails we can lock ourselves in.
Thank you for inspiring me with your feedback, emails, phone calls, photos, testimonials, courage, vulnerability and your stories of how your life has changed using the skills, tools and knowledge you received from us at Baron Mastery Institute.
I love taking the time to read and hear them all…
They are all fuel in my tank!
That was what happened when I found that email I was telling you about at the beginning of this article. I opened the message to be blessed by a student of Baron Mastery whom we had not heard from in some time.
This person showered us with love and gratitude for the massive positive changes in their life. They went on to say that there had been a time where they had taken what they had learned from us and all the growth that had come from it for granted, but not anymore. Now “life is undeniably sweet!”
Your work on yourself and your support of our collective mission keeps me believing we can, and do, create tomorrow’s high performance leaders.
Thank you to my beloved bride, best friend and partner, the sweetness in my life and my guru of kindness, my inspiration: Renuka. Each day I am grateful for her and for the work I did to clear my poop in order to attract this amazing woman into my life more than a decade ago.
Renuka, you are the light in my heart, my greatest inspiration and biggest supporter. You have held me when I could have been crushed and in that moment, your love and strength kept me walking my path when I felt crippled. Thank you!
I’m wondering if you will now take action based on what you’ve read here? You probably already know.
However, here’s what I suggest you do right now:
Take out your pen and journal and write a list of whom and what you are grateful for.
Once you have done that, I would suggest that you buy some thank you cards and write notes of gratitude. At least send an email or make a phone call to those people. (I like cards because some people are uncomfortable taking in gratitude and nobody can interrupt or dismiss the written word).
It’s not that long ago that I was having a conversation with someone who said to me, “It must be wonderful to touch all these people’s lives.” My reply was and still is, that it is wonderful; however, what is equally wonderful is that you touch mine just as much.
Thank you from the depths of everything I am and all I can become.
I look forward to seeing you again soon or meeting you for the first time.
Remember; nothing can crush you unless you allow it.
“Aspire to greatness for that is your true nature! Your value far outweighs your circumstances.” ~Dov Baron…
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P.S. There are so many people I would love to individually thank for their commitment and assistance in bringing our work to the world. As I am writing this here on my blog there is one person I want to individually thank , because without her assistance my words maybe illegible. 🙂 A great big thank you, kiss and hug to my wonderful editor Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, whose guidance and insights are greatly appreciated.
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