“Wisdom, Happiness, and Courage are not waiting somewhere out beyond
sight at the end of a straight line; they’re part of a continuous
cycle that begins right here. Benjamin Hoff
Greatness begins with you and it begins right now with this very breath. In Howard Glasser’s, You Are Oprah we find; Greatness is not about feeling JOY all the time. NHA® is not about “one note response” to everything. Some people are afraid to acknowledge real emotions, perhaps because they don’t have effective methods of dealing with them. NHA® embraces the full range of emotions; we simply don’t shy away from them. We can tap into the enormous fuel locked inside us all: unlike fossil fuel, this kind of fuel (life energy) is renewable! (Oprah, p 152)
Make today a greatness filled day! Take some time to embrace your emotions whatever they are. Your “intensity” is a good thing – it is your life energy! Embrace it.
“Your presence and unique style makes an enormous difference in the
world. Raise your gifts for all to see, as an inspiration to others to
be all they can be. Your authentic life inspires others to soar.”
Take a look at this short clip. Do you see the gifts of greatness in each of these two teens? Do you feel the teacher might have been inspired in pairing these two together? Did the teacher see their gifts and how they complimented each other? AND how they might give back to each other even more greatness and build even more inner wealth in each other?
This thought and many such acts of gracious kindness have been repeated over and over by many, throughout the ages – there goes that rippling again! Simplistic? Yes. It’s simple to do. The more we give away, the more we get in return. I truly believe that and I truly have been the recipient — maybe not in monetary gain, but in so many other ways.
Give a little more, stand a little taller, and more will come your way… as paraphrased from a song by Nancy Hanson and Sam Payne. You definitely will be better for it. Think of those who paved the way for us with their generosity, courage, and other gifts – and without them, we would not have the gifts we have today.
Give a gift, large or small today. Pay it forward — be it a smile to a stranger, a hug, a donation to your favorite charity, some time at your child’s school, or an organization of your choosing. Just do it and let the ripples begin….. be the difference today and every day. Make it happen.
“Each life is like a letter of the alphabet. Alone it can be meaningless; or it can be a part of a great(er) meaning.” – Unknown
Something I have noticed over the years is that there is an increase in caring, concern and love between those who are directly influenced by the application of Nurtured Heart Approach™. You can’t help but have that happen because your heart is more in tune with what is going on and you see more through your heart – feel more – are more.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on
life… The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding
the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain
way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced tha…t life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.” Charles Swindoll
I may not be able to control certain things that happen day to day… others make choices I have no control over and whether or not I like it, their choices impact my life for good or bad — HOWEVER, I do have the choice in how I will let that moment energize me. I can choose to use the energy I could waste on “woe is me” to fuel me to new levels of greatness, finding and seeing the things that AREN’T going wrong in the moment. Where are those Greatness Goggles? What a great way to spend life thinking! I can’t think of a better way to look at or learn from those everyday moments. Fuel Up with a happy attitude — the cost is just the same but the dividends are even greater!