Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In Loving Memory of Zig Ziglar



SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Our beloved Zig Ziglar passed away today and undoubtedly he is basking in God's glory now, hearing the words we all long to hear: "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

I am forever indebted to him and his lovely wife Jean (the red head) for endorsing my Socially Savvy book. They did not just endorse it - they "Highly Endorsed" it. I will never forget the day Zig called to give me his strong approval and endorsement for my book. I remember where I was sitting and what I was wearing, I remember everything about it. I also remember getting down on my knees after he call and crying "glory to God" for such a strong endorsement.
Zig also asked me who else was going to endorse my book, and my reply was: I don't need or want anyone else ... you were my only choice!
And with his blessing and continual words of wisdom that he spoke into my life - my Socially Savvy book is now in it's second printing. Every speaking engagement, I know I am representing not just me and my family, but Zig, Jean and of course our great God!
We will miss you Zig, but one thing I know for sure is .... I will See You At The Top!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Thankful Heart

Life is not perfect,
even for those in this Norman-Rockwall painting. Bloom where you are planted and have a thankful heart this Thanksgiving. I promise - everything will taste better!
You might have a picture perfect Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, but it just won’t taste right unless you have a thankful heart.
Thanksgiving is the most loved holiday by most, because there is such a reduced amount of stress involved, compared to Christmas and other holidays involving gift giving and long stays.

However, for many we think of those who have large loving families, gathered in a beautiful home with a picture perfect life. The truth of the matter is – the picture perfect life is not frequently the case. It’s a fact; families love each other more than they like each other. So with that thought in mind …  Here are three tips to help you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
1. Don’t wear out your welcome. Three days is the breaking point. Set the expectation before you arrive on how long you will be staying. Never say: I’m not sure how long I will be staying. That’s a host nightmare.
2. Don’t complain about anything, and don’t move the furniture, or run the gas out of the hosts borrowed car without filling it completely up as a gesture of kindness.
3. Make sure to bring a well thought out host/hostess gift and present it the moment you arrive. Also send a thank-you note for the hospitality immediately.
I also want you to remember the saying that is goes something like this:
If you and all those you know could throw all your problems in a stack, and could then pick out anyone else’s problems, you’d always choose your own.
Life is not perfect, even for those in this Norman-Rockwall painting. Bloom where you are planted and have a thankful heart this Thanksgiving. I promise - everything will taste better! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xoJoy

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