Bright futures

Where it all began

I am sitting here and thinking about how we all start out. Not from the gene pool necessarily, but what makes each of us stand out. Some of us are really funny, and some couldn’t tell a joke for their life. I still chuckle when they try though.

Each of us has that something special. Have you ever wondered where did it come from? Was it the family genetics or was it due to how you were brought up? Was it where you grew up – the city or on a lake? Take some time to consider these for a moment.

If you’re like me, there are tons of memories that flow in and out, and as I think about so many of them I find I took so much for granted when I was younger. Maybe, just maybe that’s a life lesson we can share with each other and our children. Don’t take anything for granted as you just never know how much it really does impact who we become. Even now as we’re in quarantine, learn about each other.

Who ever wants to raise a child in a violent environment? No one. How many grew up in a small town, wanting to get to the big city, only to find they missed the feel of a small town? How many lost a parent when they were young and wished that they could share so much more now as they’re older. I, for one, would love nothing more than to see my parents and share how much they meant to me.

So as you finish reading this today, consider two things. First, what is it that makes you – well….you? Secondly, what do you want your kids, friends, family to know about you? Take some time to make experiences into memories. Take some time to find out more about how special you are. You really are. Let you family and friends in to a a more personal you. Guess the best way to say it is, Just Be You!

#motivationalspeaker #Motivation #JustBeYou #Inspire

Bright futures

Could One Voice Improve D—— (COVID)

I was sitting and talking to my wife, also known as the BFF, and she mentioned something she wished she could change. Not sure why, but my mind immediately said, “Could One Voice Improve Displeasure?” Then I thought about it and shared with her my thought, and that the first letter in each of those words spelled Covid. Then as I was writing this a neighbor came by to share that another one of our locals had passed away yesterday. New definition, “Could One Voice Improve Disappointment?” I said to Shannon, he’s in a place now where he won’t have to worry about his heart or anything else ever again.

COVID has been around only a short time, but I’m finding that it is forcing us to redefine everything from politics to Back to School activities. Working in Healthcare for as long as I have though, I also know this about Covid and viruses in general, we can usually find a vaccination to improve symptoms and prevent it.

Well here is a free vaccination for all of you (or should I say a kick in the backside), and I hope you’ll share it with your friends and family. Make a goal and determine what this disease won’t do to you, and what it won’t do to those you care about.

Could One Voice Improve my Demeanor? Make someone laugh or smile – see what happens

Could One Voice Improve my Disease? Offer to pray with someone, take them a meal – see how thankful they become

Could One Voice Improve my Disappointment? Cound One Voice Improve my Depression? Could One Voice Improve my Dis????????

Are we going to let a virus define us or will we – can we – offer a voice that will define how we make things better? I for one have made my decision. I hope you’ll do the same.

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I’m a Motivational Speaker, Consultant, and Career Coach. I am also a Registered Nurse and Team Builder. #Motivation #Motivational Speaker #COVID, #Inspire