“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.
“In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of — moments when we human beings can say “I love you,” “I’m proud of you,” “I forgive you,” “I’m grateful for you.” That’s what eternity is made of: invisible imperishable good stuff.” Fred Rogers
These are the exquisite moments that exist every day. Hundreds of moments, maybe thousands of moments often overlooked because we’re too busy, hurried, harried or occupied. These are our “teaching” moments with our children. A “loving or sharing” moment with our spouse.
Sharing a Recognition of Greatness with a family member or even a stranger can often make the difference in their day for good or bad. Often these statements only take a mere five to ten seconds of your time and if you really want to get wordy, 30 seconds of your time by adding on values and traits you want to see that person exhibiting or admire in that person. For an example of this, see this blog. Wouldn’t you have loved to be on the receiving end of Howard’s recognition?
Next time you’re out and about, take a few seconds to say thanks for a job well done in a very specific way. Not just “thank you” or “good job.”
Don’t miss an opportunity for a “twinkling” today – share one with your loved ones
“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?
“Many acts of service cost nothing and take little time: encouragement, compliments, listening, gratitude and compassion. Any time you affirm the worth of others, you serve.” –Chris Karcher
It takes less physical energy to say something nice, than to complain. Yet more positive Life energy is generated when we say something positive. The Nurtured Heart Approach™ techniques offer you even more opportunities to share the joy of service. Watch the face and eyes of someone who is the recipient of a sincere, specific detailed and affirming recognition. Did you see the shift in their posture? Do you feel the energy ripple outward? How does your “heart” feel now?
“When you wholeheartedly adopt a “with all your heart” attitude and go all out with the positive principle you can do incredible things.” – Norman Vincent Peale
The Nurtured Heart Approach™ brings us to a new level of recognizing who we are and who others are more powerfully and consistently if we choose to look at them with our “new” eyes and hearts of greatness. As we do this — you’ll begin to notice so much more in the way the universe holds GREATNESS out to you. It’s yours to behold.
“You cannot depend on your words when your heart is out of focus.” – Peg Bunting
Be genuine in what you say and do — let your words come from your heart and not your head. See with your heart. Look beyond the ordinary. Be specific in what you’re saying. Speak heart to heart.
Make it a greatness filled day!
photo credit: greatitudes.com
“All things are possible to a believing heart.” – Flavia Weeden
One of the miracles in using Nurtured Heart Approach™ is that not only do our children and co-workers benefit from the use of the tools and techniques of Greatness, but we as adults are often the first to “flip and transform.” We can’t help it! Keep going! It’s a beautiful journey.
Take the next 60 seconds and honor yourself for the choices you’ve created and achieved so far today.