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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

I’m sharing several sites that have listed books and other materials about gratitude. Please enjoy…

1. 11 Books to Read Over the Holidays – A list of must-read books about gratitude to keep you grounded during the holiday frenzy.
http://www.care2.com/causes/11-books-about-gratitude-to-read-over-the-holidays.html

2. Practicing Gratitude: Best books on gratitude – Feeling and expressing gratitude is something that can be learned. Here are four books to help.
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/963660/best-books-on-gratitude

3. Books to Inspire Gratitude for Children – PBS article with a list of books for children.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2013/11/books-inspire-gratitude

4. More Books About Gratitude for Children – Help your independent readers learn valuable lessons in gratitude with these fun titles. They’ll thank you for the book suggestions!
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/book-list/life-experiences-values/books-about-gratitude

5. Instructions on Gratitude – An article about one of Oprah’s Book Club selection.
http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Instructions-on-Gratitude

6. To Do Institute – An entire page dedicated to sharing articles and other resources about gratitude.
http://www.todoinstitute.org/gratitude.html

7. Gratitude Attitude on Pinterest – Gratitude and thankfulness should be celebrated all year ’round, not just Thanksgiving!
http://www.pinterest.com/LilikoiJoy/gratitude-attitude

8. Living in Gratitude – Blog post – How often do you make time to tell and show the people you love and respect (including yourself) how grateful you’re feeling? Today is the perfect time to begin practicing the “art” of gratitude. Here are a few suggestions.
http://www.sharonmichaelspowertosucceed.com/living-in-gratitude

9. Gratitude Quotations – 49 Gratitude Quotes and a Poem about Thankfulness.
http://daringtolivefully.com/gratitude-quotes

10. The Seven Best Gratitude Quotes – Psychology Today – Includes why the magazine chose each quotation.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201111/the-seven-best-gratitude-quotes

I’ll leave you with this quotation from Zig Ziglar: “Of all the “attitudes” we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.”

May you live everyday with an attitude of gratitude!
 
 
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We all love recognition! In this Quick Video Success Tip, I share a few easy suggestions for recognizing the accomplishments of your team members.

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You can watch over 100 Quick Video Success on Sharon’s YouTube Channel: Sharon’s The Power To Succeed YouTube Channel

 
 
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BY EMILY POST – Published in 1922

This publication is now in the public domain – I thought you’d find this interesting…

The subject of American manners, as they appear to Europeans, cannot be dismissed without comment on a reprehensible type of American girl who flourishes on shipboard, on tours, and in public places generally—but most particularly in the large and expensive hotels of Continental resorts.

Fashion 1922

If she and her family have a “home,” they are never in it, and if they have any object in life other than letting her follow her own unhampered inclinations, it is not apparent to the ordinary observer. Such a girl is always over-dressed, she wears every fashion in its extremest exaggeration, she sparkles with jewelry, and reeks of scent, she switches herself this way and that, and is always posing in public view and playing to the public gallery. She generally has a small brother who refuses to go to bed at night, or to stop making the piazza chairs into a train of cars, or to use the public halls as a skating rink. When he is not making a noise, he is eating. And his “elegant” sister looks upon him with disdain.

Sister, meanwhile, jingling with chains and bangles, decked in scarfs and tulle and earrings, leans on or against whatever happens to be convenient, flirting with any casual stranger who comes along. She invariably goes to her meals alone—evidently thinking her parents should be kept apart from her. She is never away from the Kurhaus or Casino, abroad or the hotel lobby in America. She is nearly always alone, and the book she is perpetually reading is always opened at the same page, and she is sure to look up as you pass. She is very ready to be “picked up” and to confide her life’s history, past, present and future, to any stranger, especially a young one of the opposite sex. She is rude only to her mother and father. She is also (we know, but Europe doesn’t) a perfectly “good” girl.

Her lack of etiquette is shocking, but her morals are above reproach. She does not even mean to be rude to her parents, and she has no idea that the things she does are exactly those which condemn her in the opinion of strangers. If she were constantly with, and obviously devoted to her mother, she would make an infinitely better impression, both as to good form and as to heart, than by segregating herself so that she can be joined by any haphazard youth who strolls into view, and thereby cheapening not only herself but the name of the American girl in general.

Curiously enough, if she marries in Europe, she is apt to “settle down” and become an altogether admirable example of American-European womanhood, because she is sound fruit at heart—merely wrapped in tawdry gilt paper trimming by her adoring but ignorantly unwise parents who, in their effort to show her off, disguise the very qualities which should have been accentuated.

What do you think? Have times changed much from 1922?

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Whether it is the desire to achieve a goal, accumulate financial wealth or develop greater personal success, self-discipline plays a major role. What is self-discipline?

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Self-discipline equates to being proactive with your life and finances. Self-discipline can make the difference between financial success and struggling paycheck to paycheck.

Here are a few suggestions for developing and maintaining the self-discipline for achieving financial success.

1. The desire.
How badly to you want to become and stay financially self-sufficient? What is the “burning desire” that will keep you motivated to succeed and thrive when the going gets tough? Self-discipline begins with a desire to achieve and obtain something you currently do not possess.

Desire is one of the most powerful wealth-building tools you can develop. Without an unstoppable desire, your goal of financial success is simply a dream.

2. The plan.
Do you have a crystal clear vision of what you want financially and when you’d like to achieve it? This is where you focus on how many ways you can and will achieve your goals of abundance and wealth. You may want to engage the services of a financial advisor to help set up your proactive wealth building plan.

A good and workable plan should be one that is straightforward and in harmony with your values and beliefs. A crystal clear plan gives you the self-discipline to emotionally and physically commit to staying focused until your goals are achieved.

3. The strength of mind.
Know that you know, without an ounce of doubt, that your plan for financial self-sufficiency will become reality. Don’t listen to the skeptics and negative soothsayers. Have faith and belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. Know that with the desire, a plan and your self-discipline all things are possible. Strength of mind can make you unstoppable.

4. The self-control.
Here’s where the “real” work begins. Having the self-control to keep working your plan and keeping yourself focused on the future. Consistent financial self-control can make the difference between financial self-sufficiency and struggling to make ends meet.

Self-control means making sure you’re saving, investing and spending according to your long-term objectives. It often means delaying instant gratification for long-term wealth building results.

5. The reward/payoff.
Congratulations! Your self-discipline has allowed you to find financial freedom and peace of mind. Even if you’re not fully where you want to be financially today, can you see the achievement of your financial plan your mind’s eye?

The future is bright when you aim the power of your desire, wealth-building plan, strength of mind and self-control toward your financial objectives. The financial reward/pay off will be well worth the time, effort and self-discipline.
 
 
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I want to share one of my favorite Women Enjoying Success Radio shows with you – Keeping Mind and Body Healthy. I believe you can’t enjoy your successes if you aren’t taking good care of yourself physically. After all, it’s all about Women Enjoying Success!

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Women Enjoying Success Radio Sharon Michaels on BlogTalkRadio


 
 
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