One fine day, a young mom was looking at her 3-year old daughter who was playing by the beach. Her daughter looked so lovely in her swimsuit and the young mom was very happy just looking at her daughter.
Suddenly, a huge wave came rushing in and the wave caught her daughter. When the wave retreated, the young mom panicked because her daughter was taken by the huge wave.
She cried out to God. Lord, why did you do this to me? I’ve been faithful to you. I’ve been kind. Why did You let the wave take away my daughter? Please… bring back my daughter to me!
Suddenly, there was a huge wave again and when the wave retreated, she saw her daughter back. All drenched but very much alive.
The woman said, Lord, awhile ago, my daughter was wearing shades! Where is my daughter’s shades?
<insert laughter here>
A lot of times, we are like that woman. There are so many blessings around us, but we tend to look at what’s missing. Such is life. But we can do something to be happier, healthier, and have stronger relationships.
Two words: THANK YOU. In other words, we can develop the attitude of gratitude.
A day after my birthday, I gave a 45-minute talk to around 50 employees of a fast growing company in retail and distribution. They carry premium international brands like Promod, Parfois, Etam, and so on. The topic they gave me was ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.
Whenever I give motivational talks to companies and organisations, I would always mention gratitude. Last October 20 was the first time I talked about the Attitude of Gratitude as the sole topic of the talk.
I shared the three of the many benefits of gratitude. Gratitude helps boost our immune system (physical), it helps us become happier (psychological) and it helps us nurture and strengthen our relationships (social).
I then shared 5 practical ways on how the employees of Vogue Concepts can cultivate the attitude of gratitude on a daily basis — both in their personal lives and in their professional lives.
Here were some of the comments from the participants:
The talk was very lively! Ms. Sha, please come back. – Mara Cecilia
I like the idea about Gratitude Board. – Cris
It’s refreshing, chill, and just positively calming! – Kat
The talk was very helpful in bringing a positive attitude in me. – Saumya
I like how light and positive the talk was. Thank you, Ms. Sha! – Karen
I enjoyed listening to the talk. I think it’s now my favourite talk during my stay here in Vogue. – Zess
The topic was very easy to do and understand, something I can really add to my daily routine. I am grateful I heard Sha’s talk and stories. – Michaela
It made me feel a lot lighter. – Riese
I like how Sha delivered her talk. There’s no dull moment. All the topics she mentioned were very inspiring and motivational. I’d like to hear more from her or read about her. – Jane
It was just 45 minutes but I could gauge from the reaction of the participants that it made them happier. The activities we did during the 45-minute talk would also keep them happy and grateful for days, weeks, months, and even years to come.
I’d love to share this talk/workshop on The Attitude of Gratitude to your company or organisation as well.
If you wish to bring the ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE talk/workshop to your company, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us at 0915-622-9212
I wish you success and happiness!
Author. Speaker. Coach.