Thanksgiving - Post
My annual holiday reminder about
the power of words and the relationship of cause and effect...
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.
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.
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
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.
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
rude and unforgivable behavior."
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?"
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
you that I am living my life purpose. Thank you.
wish for you this Thanksgiving is that you will embrace the
of Gratitude every
day of your life for your many blessings - and
you will learn to use the power of Gratitude to attract what you don't
yet have - often at an astounding speed.
of the most compelling teaching calls
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