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Happy Compliment Day

24 Jan

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Stop what you are doing right now! It’s time to express your gratitude to the most important people in your life. Give the gift of a sincere compliment.

Write down the names of five people who mean a lot to you.

Next to their name, write one of two qualities that they exhibit that make your life richer, better or simpler. Examples would be: Compassion, acceptance, dependability, diligence, hospitality, sincerity, wisdom.

Craft a sentence or two giving a specific and personal example of how that quality has impacted you and your future.

Here is an example of a gratitude statement (compliment) for my husband:

Rodney I am grateful for your compassion, dependability and diligence. When I am down you listen carefully and that is healing my heart. Your dependability and diligence to clean up my messes in the kitchen allow me to LOVE cooking and exploring healthy ways for us to eat AND save money. You are a gift to me!

Text these sentences, email them, direct message, or call the person with a sincere compliment.

Let me know how it goes or, better yet, send me a video of their reaction to a sincere, heart-felt compliment.

Karen Sebastian is an author, blogger, corporate trainer and gifted speaker who transparently shares the hope she has found in the darkest times of her life.  She is a seasoned entrepreneur who founded HOPEpreneurs, a consulting firm dedicated to helping women succeed personally and professionally. Karen is known as The Hope Lady because she  takes every opportunity to inspire hope by sharing her rich life experience with others – engaging them in adventurous discoveries of the beauty of hope in a dark, cloudy world.

Enjoying Life

18 Oct

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What’s your favorite cupcake? I have to say that mine is chocolate.

As I was looking at the list of National Holidays I stumbled across this one.

No one knows for sure how this holiday started but it sure sounds like a fun one to honor!

So set as your #TuesdayMotivation to reward yourself with a chocolate cupcake or whatever flavor is your favorite. Make sure it’s a task you have been putting off or dreading.

Karen Sebastian is an author, blogger, corporate trainer and gifted speaker who transparently shares the hope she has found in the darkest times of her life.  She is a seasoned entrepreneur who founded HOPEpreneurs, a consulting firm dedicated to helping women succeed personally and professionally. Karen is known as The Hope Lady because she  takes every opportunity to inspire hope by sharing her rich life experience with others – engaging them in adventurous discoveries of the beauty of hope in a dark, cloudy world. 

Transforming Memories

25 May

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“Gratitude has the power to transform your memories.”

I recently was speaking with a friend who was going through a difficult season with someone. She said the following statement that has transformed my own life, “I am using gratitude as a weapon.”

You don’t usually hear those two works together in a one sentence – gratitude and weapon.

As I pondered her approach I was challenged to apply this principle to my life. I set out to write as many reasons I was grateful for a painful season in my life. It was a time when I had felt personally rejected by someone I loved. As I started writing the reasons I was grateful for this difficult time, my perspective changed.

This time no longer felt like a waste of time. I no longer felt defeated and discouraged. I was able to see the good coming out of the pain. My conversations about the difficulties shifted to sharing great growth and breakthroughs.

How would you describe your painful memory?
How can you use gratitude as a weapon today?
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned during this time?

Karen Sebastian is an author, blogger, corporate training executive and gifted speaker who transparently shares the hope she has found in the darkest times of her life.  She is a seasoned entrepreneur who founded HOPEpreneurs, a consulting firm dedicated to helping women succeed personally and professionally. Karen is known as The Hope Lady because she  takes every opportunity to inspire hope by sharing her rich life experience with others – engaging them in adventurous discoveries of the beauty of hope in a dark, cloudy world. 

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