Shut Up!

When I was growing up, the word Shut Up was absolutely not allowed in our home.  Frankly, I think there were other curse words that were not deemed as offensive as the words Shut Up.

So what does this have to do with gratitude?

Well, with the blessing that I have been given to share the message and power of embracing a life of gratitude, I have the great fortune to meet a lot of new people every day. 

And it seems the ones that I am the most inspired by, are the ones that tell me their stories, ask questions, and then just listen intently.  They are good at shutting up.

Remember, you can’t learn anything when you are talking, unless you are asking questions.

I come across so many people that are so busy talking, that they will probably never get the message of how gratitude or any other philosophy could likely change or transform their life.

I find myself wanting to just look at some people and say Shut up!  You might learn something.

Of course, I can’t, because it wouldn’t be polite, and besides my Mom’ would likely reach down from heaven and smack me anyway!

Now the gratitude tip of the day:  Take a moment today to think about how just listening a little more might positively effect your relationships, and maybe teach you something new for the day.

Remember….Be Grateful & Never Quit!

David George Brooke - That Gratitude Guy, has been a speaker, coach, and best-selling author for over 25 years. He is a former Nordstrom store manager and has managed in the corporate world for over 30 years. His published works include “That Gratitude Guy’s Daily Gratitude Journal”, “Monday Morning Minutes: 100 Messages of Gratitude”, “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” and a number of other books on gratitude. As a result of his passion for gratitude he has presented over 850 speeches & workshops in the past 9 years, including over 100 Zoom presentations in the last 2 years during the pandemic. He travels nationally and internationally to deliver this important message. He has over 1700 gratitude videos on YouTube, and over 1500 subscribers. Thousands have seen his message, and he is now considered a leading authority on how living a life of gratitude can enhance and improve your life both personally and professionally. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

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