My Message in a Bottle:
When asked to write a message in a bottle, this is what came to mind:
My message in a bottle includes many useful reminders.
Live a life of gratitude and continue to learn. Doing so will help you appreciate more, forgive more and enjoy life more.
Share what you learn. Be a river, and pour your new knowledge and experience into others.
Increase your personal initiative. Understanding that it's up to you to take action, you don't need permission to be helpful. Do more than you're doing. Challenge yourself to be more and do more. Be action driven!
Pay attention to others around you. Increase your awareness.
Be an encourager- Take the time to smile and uplift others. Don't wait for the other person to greet you or smile, take the lead. Inspire others to go higher.
Ask for help and don't forget to offer to help. I have a friend that is excellent at offering to help, she has taught me to do the same. Thank you Simone. Keep this top of mind "How may I help?"
Use power phrases, not dangerous phrases. There is a big difference when we reply with "my pleasure" vs "no problem". My pleasure is so much richer and welcoming.
Don't be overly sensitive - check yourself when you begin to takes things personal or assume things because of the voice in your head or misinterpretation.
Discipline yourself, even when you are not in the mood.
Stay physically active - your health is key. Exercise also keeps you smarter.
Recognize others and share the spotlight. Realize you can't win all the time, look for the blessing.
Generosity of heart, mind and resources. Be abundant minded not scarcity minded.
It starts with intent, have a mindset of sincerity in work.
Connect with God and practice grace. Protect and cherish your family. Value others, connect with friends. Enjoy humor and maintain your energy. Let your word be golden.
What would your message be?