A grateful heart

Something to live for, to seek, and to strive for…a grateful heart. Something you don’t always show (I’ll admit it first) but crave when you see someone give to another. It’s something to live for.

Random acts of kindness, checking in on a colleague or family member, or showing gratitude towards others shows a grateful heart. Being surrounded by a supportive and caring staff, who you call family, and seeing the love they share for you makes my heart grateful.

Coming off of the massive Harvey devastation as well as the heartache so many have felt during a devastating time moves toward a grateful heart. Seeing the kindness surround so many during the difficult and horrifying time provides a grateful heart. The kindness and sincerity so many have shown and continue to show is amazing.

Whatever you choose to drive your grateful heart is independent. However, I challenge you to stop and remember that gratitude, and your grateful heart, are innate and ever growing. It’s a combination of what you’ve done, have received, and strive for.

JFK grateful

Celebrate gratitude daily. Lead and live with a grateful heart!


Joyful, Mindful…YOU

Monday. A new work week full of possibilities, opportunities, and challenges that come along to make the week memorable. A week full of new possibilities that have yet to be discussed or determined. A mindset change on the banks of phasing out of the weekend fun. Something new to consider as you come into this new work week. A challenge of sorts. Something to think about as YOU encounter and seek others out this week.

It’s time to be joyful when entering this new work week. Be joyful in your actions and how you live your life today. Be joyful in the fact that you have a position that challenges yourself and impacts others each and everyday. Be joyful in the fact that you matter to others. They depend on you and are glad you are in their lives.

Be mindful of the new opportunities that come to light and who the audience is impacted by your decisions. Be mindful that someone is watching your every move to be grateful you’re in the lead. Be mindful of the conversations you have and encounter. Be mindful that YOU, yes you, make an impact each and every day by the spoken and written words.

Be You! Be the person you will want to be proud of. The person you would want others to be led by. The person that celebrates others and isn’t someone you can’t stand. Be the person who you want others to be around and have an impact on someone each and every day. Be the person you would be proud of and celebrate.

As you enter the new work week, think about it this way. What impact will you bring on others this week? Is it joyful, mindful, and authentic? What steps can you make to move this way? What can you do better to be joyful in your actions, mindful in your audience, and be you each and every day?
Be joyfulmindyou