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Thanksgiving Spokesparrot - One Grateful Bird!Views: 1289
Nov 26, 2008 6:27 pmThanksgiving Spokesparrot - One Grateful Bird!#

Marilyn Jenett
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Thanksgiving Spokesparrot

One Grateful Bird!

One Grateful Bird

My annual holiday reminder about the power of words and the relationship of cause and effect...

Attitude of Gratitude

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious, and laced with profanity.
John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music, and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up, and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot, and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird, and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.
The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct
my rude and unforgivable behavior."
John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. He was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, when the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

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Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Marilyn

I am grateful for my network members, subscribers,  Feel Free to Prosper students, and all Ryze members who have encourged my writing over the past five years. It is because of you that I am living my life purpose. Thank you.

My wish for you this Thanksgiving is that you will embrace the power of Gratitude every day of your life for your many blessings - and that you will learn to use the power of Gratitude to attract what you don't yet have - often at an astounding speed.

The Gratitude Call
One of the most compelling teaching calls
 in the Feel Free to Prosper Library

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