Thank you for taking the time. Like I say in my talks – time is a very precious currency, so I thank you for spending yours with me. Even if it’s just for a few minutes here to read what I have to say, it’s much appreciated !
Today I want to give you a gift – well, not in the physical sense.
The gifts I am going to share with you are actually already inside you.
As human beings, we have been given the gifts of life that are greater than any other living being.
And we all have these powerful gifts within us: our energy, our caring, our drive, our generosity and our love. Most importantly, we have been given the ability to choose - to give meaning to our experiences and profoundly transform our narratives.
It’s important to acknowledge that life’s gifts are not always positive.
The real gifts of life are often disguised in some of our biggest challenges. But we alone have the ability to turn some of our darkest moments into our greatest gifts.
We ALL have experiences that we’d never want to go back to – yet on another level, we can still appreciate them for making us who we are today, does this make sense?
We all have these powerful gifts within us, even if it sometimes feels like they’re hiding. Our darkest moments can give way to our deepest truths – if we choose to believe that we are always exactly where we are supposed to be.
THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE
Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools that involves truly acknowledging and appreciating the good things in one's life no matter how big or small - bringing contentment, joy, and a more positive outlook while improving mental health, resilience, relationships, and fostering a sense of connection with others.
THE GIFT OF EMOTION
The ability to express our emotions is a fundamental part of the human experience, allowing us to feel and communicate a wide range of feelings, gain valuable insights into ourselves, motivate positive changes, and deepen our connections with others when we learn to accept and embrace them.
THE GIFT OF CONNECTION
Love and connection are two of the most powerful needs us human beings have. They bring us our highest highs and our lowest lows. Without them, life seems empty and cold. But real connection doesn’t just happen. It’s a set of actions we take every day to be present, listen deeply and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. It’s one of the most powerful gifts of life, but it’s also a choice. Ultimately, connection brings people together to foster a more compassionate and inclusive world.
THE GIFT OF DRIVE
What does every successful person – from athletes to actors, from doctors to entrepreneurs – have in common? A deep belief in themselves and an insatiable drive to be more, create more, do more and give more. This hunger destroys the fear of failure. It laughs in the face of limitations. It makes you unstoppable. You can learn how to embrace the gift of drive to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
THE GIFT OF GROWTH
You’re either growing or dying. The gift of growth is our innate ability to learn, develop, and adapt to new situations, acquire new skills, and expand our horizons. Growth can come from personal experiences, relationships, and exposure to new ideas. It requires stepping outside of our comfort zones and facing difficult truths but leads to a fulfilling and meaningful life where we can make a positive impact on ourselves and the world.
THE GIFT OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Are you truly aware of your surroundings and emotions? Do you practice empathy and lead a purposeful life? By embracing consciousness, you can elevate your level of awareness, connect with your higher self, and tap into the power of surrender for genuine happiness.
THE GIFT OF GRACE
Grace is a guiding force that can appear unexpectedly and without reason. It can be attributed to luck or a higher power, but its presence can be felt through a sense of wonder and appreciation for the little things in life. By acknowledging and accepting the gift of grace, we can share it with others and bring about positive change in the world.
THE GIFT OF PRESENCE
We’re not just here to take, we’re here to give. That’s what makes us feel alive. Giving is the ultimate gift of life – and you don’t need money or skills to do it. The best way to give to others is to be fully present. To give deeply of yourself, your time and attention. The gift of presence, of experiencing every moment fully, is also the greatest gift you can give yourself.
THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS
Forgiveness can be an enormous obstacle in life as it's difficult to forgive those who have hurt us, or even ourselves. However, by exchanging expectations for appreciation, we come to realize that forgiveness is not just a gift we give to others, but it's also a gift we give to ourselves. Forgiveness liberates us from blame, anger, and pain, allowing us to learn from our past and move on.
THE GIFT OF JOY
When you embrace the true gifts of life – connection, emotion, gratitude and forgiveness – you will be able to experience pure, genuine joy in life. The type of joy that makes you feel elated, like you’re walking on air. It has nothing to do with what’s happening around you. You can create your own joy, no matter what. It starts right now.
“Find the personal peace you’ve always wanted, through the gifts you’ve always had..”
I hope this resonates today !
Have a great week.