Today I must relate the gratitude I feel in my heart for all I’ve received these fifty-five years.
The last few posts in my blog had a slight complaint theme to them; yet worked at being respectful of the people involved and of the great success they’ve achieved. In all sincerity, I am deeply grateful to each and every single one of them for sharing their knowledge with me, and I am completely in awe of them.
One day, I will be in awe of myself!
Oh, wait! I AM in awe of myself. When I look at all I’ve accomplished and how successful I’ve been in the last three and a half years outside the corporate field, I can hold my head high. I’ve worked for an international thought leader; I ran an online community with over 10,000 members world-wide; I’ve made hundreds of friends all over the globe; I am regarded as an intellectual of the heart—one person calling me “Mother Earth”; and by the end of this year I will have 14 books to my name that I’ve penned solo, contributed to, mentioned in, or featured on the cover.
I have successfully transitioned from corporate employee to author status (my true dream!). I have successfully transitioned from having no confidence to assisting those who were like me grow into their self-confidence. I have successfully transitioned from having no J.O.B. to a fulfilling practice of mentoring and coaching, strategizing with those who seek a better, more fulfilling life doing what they love to do—and succeed at it!
Two weeks ago I learned that I was picked along with a few others to be published in a book developed by women, collaborated by women for women. The book began its debut last week. Today as I read a post from one of my fellow contributors, I learned that she and I were chosen over and out of fifteen HUNDRED entries!
I am deeply and completely in gratitude and appreciation for this honor.
Take a few moments right here, right now to quietly reflect on all that is good in your life. Be in gratitude and appreciation of everything around you, of all you possess, even the phone, computer, or other electronic device you’re reading these words on; and especially for the means in which you received it.
Gratitude is the polar opposite of sadness. When feeling a bit under the weather or just not yourself, bring to mind the thanksgiving in your heart; the scales will even out.
To your success,
“Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you'd bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I'd be the talk of the day.” ~John Mayer
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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