People keep talking about the “word” they have picked for 2020 to live by, embrace and put into practice daily. What a great idea that is for us to attach to our daily routines! I have tossed around several words that would be helpful to focus on in a big way and give me a new perspective. But, after seriously pondering this, I have decided on G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E. And here is why—
Over the past year my life has been packed full of speaking engagements and book events since publishing my first book in March of 2019. I have traveled the U.S. coast to coast, and also Mexico. Racking up thousands of miles in my United airlines account, many months I have been gone more days than I was home!
And, all of this has been made possible by dear friends who have planned and hosted book events for me in their homes, clubs, and restaurants. From California to Arizona and Nebraska to Florida, plus points in Texas, my tribe of dedicated gal pals have worked tirelessly to put together amazing events for women to gather, hear my presentation, share time with friends, and purchase my books. And, for this I will be eternally and deeply GRATEFUL for the rest of my days!
As a result, I have had the honor of meeting countless new women and hearing their life stories about struggle, challenges, and the victory of sisterhood to save the day. Now as I look back on all of these women I have had the privilege to meet and interact with, I am amazed at the strong thread of kinship that connects us all. Whether it was a new widow sharing her grief of how my book brought her hope again, or a lady who finally gave herself permission to let a very toxic friendship go after reading my book, their stories were impactful. These brave women have left their imprint on my soul and I will forever be GRATEFUL for how they were bold in stepping out into the unknown.
Since February is a month we focus on matters of the HEART, let’s also remember to express gratitude to those girlfriends who have walked the path of life with us, showing us encouragement, support, kindness and most importantly LOVE!
Remember your tribe this month and celebrate your friendships by sharing your GRATITUDE! Let them know how they have made a difference and tell them so!
Show them some “GALENTINE LOVE.”