Updates and A Quick Thanksgiving Chat

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Licensing Update

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.

Thanksgiving History

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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On this Day

By Korrin Doyle

Today is a day like every other day. It’s a school day, a work day and a fall day. It also happens to be my birthday! Everyday is someone’s birthday, and today just so happens to be mine. It’s fun to see all the facebook posts and linkedin posts of people saying Happy Birthday! This year though, I’m going to spend the whole day being mindful and living in gratitude. Most days we are too busy bustling around at work, in school, with our families and don’t take the time to really think about how lucky we truly are.

We spend far too much time in our lives worried about the negative things. They treated me like, that personal said this to me, I work too much, my kids are doing this or that. Why not try to spend more time living in a more positive mind set? The simple answer, we were taught and programmed not to since birth. Sounds crazy, I know! It is completely true though. I didn’t accomplish this, I feel bad about that, I wasn’t perfect in that or I failed here or there.

Today, on my Birthday, I would love to promote everyone to take 5-10 minutes out of there day today and just be mindful of your thoughts and think about what you are grateful for. Your day will be less hectic, your heart less burdened and you mind and body will feel less stressed. Take a couple of deep breaths here. Then list off what you are grateful for outload. Do it outload so that you aren’t only thinking it, but hearing it in your own voice.

My Gratitude List on THIS Day

  • My Daughter
  • My Boyfriend Brian
  • My Parents
  • My sister, niece and nephew
  • All of my extended Family!
  • My amazing friends!
  • The clear skies.
  • My courage to live outside the box.
  • The community I live
  • The Dojo my daughter goes to and all the great coaches.
  • My amazing German Shephard Turbo and cat Simba.
  • The text messages from the amazing people I’ve gotten to know in my life.
  • The growth and development I’ve been able to have this year.
  • The peace I’ve found this year.
  • The health I’ve had this year.
  • My home and community I’ve been a part of in my subdivision.
  • The chipmunks and squirrels outside.
  • The amazing connect groups I’ve been a part of this season.
  • The love and acceptance I’ve found this year.

This is a nice healthy list of things I’m grateful for and I’m sure I could go on for quite a bit longer. If we all found a little time for gratitude every day, can you imagine the impact that would have on this world. The hate, emotional triggers and frustration would start to be minimized. So take some time out, start a gratitude habit today. Enjoy your surrounds and focus on the positives around you, and you will live a much happier and brighter life.