And, if you want to change your world…

…learn why and how words matter!
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Things You Need to Know About Words

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The “Original” Mike Smith is a certified professional speaker, leadership and sales trainer, author, and consultant with over 30 years of experience in the Education market.  His messages apply to people in all walks of life. In his speaking career, Mike has addressed over four million people, sharing his sense of humor and passion about life, the value and techniques for positive self-talk, and an understanding of  personal responsibility.

 

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This is a bit long for a Thanksgiving card but here it is. Enjoy!

2020 Thanksgiving Refocused

What a season this is in a time so distraught
Where nothing’s the same as we all once thought.

If we sit here in anger for what needs to be fixed
Our focus will leave us with emotions too mixed.

So, let’s notice new things as they come into range.
While this season invites our focus to change.

Highlighting red leaves that once were so green.
Funny how “focus” pops out the unseen.

Refocusing blurs - all the clutter and strife
And helps us to know what’s important in life.

What we’ve overcome and the things that have changed
And the lessons we’ve learned as life rearranged.

So, let’s highlight the good things and blur out the bad.
Let’s be grateful for “happy” and learn from the sad.

Let’s remember with purpose our family and friends
And FOCUS on BLESSINGS this Holiday sends!

To protect all our loved ones, we can assume
Many of us will gather on something like ZOOM.

So, hug from a distance and SMILE! Don’t be sad.
Focus on THANKFUL and HAPPY and GLAD.

It won’t be the same and it’s surely not fair,
But it makes sense to us because we all CARE.

Let’s be together next year when COVID has passed
And resume the traditions this helps to make last.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay safe and healthy!

the “Original” Mike Smith
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Thank you for this! 🙏😊

This fell out of my head last week. I hope you like it. "A DREAM provides a D-irection to proceed, a R-eason for doing it with E-nergy focused on it, and an A-ttitude that supports its success. All of which creates the power to M-ake it happen! I am working with a great group Teens in a "Family Strengthening" program and it has been and is fun. It offers me an opportunity to do what I love.
My dream is to see many of you again soon. Stay safe.
Yes, WORDS matter!
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Ever noticed how your EYES let people know you are smiling under that mask? Lately I've started adding an occasional "Hi" or "Good Day!" and mostly their surprise at the distanced contact is followed with a nice answer and smiling eyes which caused me to rewrite this the Smile Pass to this:

YOUR SMILING EYES
You know it isn’t easy when things look bleak and dark
To curl your lips and tell your eyes it’s time for them to spark!

But covered lips and noses won’t dim the message sent
By sparkling eyes that light the room and everything that’s in it.

Yes, even with a covered mouth YOU can warm THEIR insides so.
Your EYES will let THEM see your SMILE and then THEIR smiles will GROW.

So, masked or not and distanced, let’s show forth a smiling face.
Our BRIGHT EYES will pass it on and build a BETTER PLACE.
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