This past Friday I was signed up to take a massive test to get licensed in Health and Life insurance. The test was scheduled to be a 3 hour test and I finished it in 2 hours! About and hour later I found out I passed the test! So now I’m awaiting my insurance license application to get approved. Beyond that, I’m working on getting all the information filled out with the company I will be working with. It’s quite exciting to be trying something completely new! Not to mention the folks that I’ll be working with on our team are incredibly motivated, positive and working on developing the whole team equally. Not something you see everywhere you work.
As you might have seen, I put out a podcast yesterday all about Thanksgiving and the Thanksgiving Spirit. I felt this was a perfect topic considering the time of year and the state of the world currently. A lot of people are stressed out and afraid of what they see and hear on a daily basis. So, I ask that you put the frightening scary things away for the holiday and focus on being grateful. If you are a spiritual personal, spend some time with your higher power. The comfort that comes from these practices far outweigh the fear and anxiety that we might be feeling due to work, mandates and world events.
As I reviewed the story of the Pilgrims for Life and Things Podcast I put out, I found it interesting that the Pilgrims themselves were going through tyranny, religious persecution and fear. What did they do? They found their way out of the shadows and slowly worked to put their families in a better place. None of it was easy though, and a lot of people dealt with sickness, famine, uncertainty and even death. They never did give up though, and they found hope and faith among the tough and trying times. I believe we should be doing the same now.
We need to turn away from the negativity, hate and division we find our country as well as others in. There should be support, love and care sent out to our neighbors, no matter if they are the same as us or not. Stop focusing on the political views and start focusing on the American Dream that once was. The dream was to give all Americans and those that came to our country legally a chance to live the best life possible. We had whole families that weren’t divided over hate, politics and other petty divisions. As a world, we need to start giving each other grace, because not one person on this planet is perfect.
Finally, I want to end this with saying that I know we can get through anything if we stick together. Find your habit of gratitude and focus on what you really want your life and this world to look like. Then be kind to your neighbors, colleagues and fellow humans in general. Even thought we may all get on each others nerves at times, and we may not always see eye to eye, we can always find a win/win and create the best possible scenario for everyone. We can break bread with those we once despised, and give thanks for the opportunities and successes that we create together.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgivings, God Bless.
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