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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now Plus Two – 16 – 17 – 18

16. Be competent.

Perfect your skill and talents.

Stay current.

Practice, practice, practice  

17. Be cooperative.

Join in.

Offer assistance.

Be a team player.

Do more than expected of you.  

18. Be creative.

Get out of your box.

Use your imagination.

Keep asking, what if.

Surround yourself with creative people.

 

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Thankful Thursday – The Rev. Phillip Bryant

            On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for the gifts The Rev. Phil Bryant brings to my life. I first met Phil years ago through Tita and Charlie Heins. They thought that he hung the moon and I felt the same way about them. Phil is the senior pastor of the French Protestant Huguenot Church in Charleston. He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University when it was still the Baptist College. He is a native of Lyman, South Carolina and is an ordained Baptist minister. He gives much of the credit for his success to the encouragement he received from the late Dr. John A. Hamrick. Phil is a member of the Hamrick Lectureship Committee and one of the Lunch Bunch that meets on Mondays. He knows practically everyone and is a fantastic story teller. He has a creative mind that absorbs the meaning of every encounter. He is a genius at putting the right people together. He and Margaret were married several years after the death of his first wife from cancer. Before accepting his current position, he was a member of the staff at CSU. Phil is an ardent reader and a fantastic conversationalist. He is a great encourager. Phil Bryant brings so many gifts to my life and on this Thankful Thursday I want him to know how grateful I am.

            Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.

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Thankful Thursday – The Rev. Phillip Bryant

            On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for the gifts The Rev. Phil Bryant brings to my life. I first met Phil years ago through Tita and Charlie Heins. They thought that he hung the moon and I felt the same way about them. Phil is the senior pastor of the French Protestant Huguenot Church in Charleston. He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University when it was still the Baptist College. He is a native of Lyman, South Carolina and is an ordained Baptist minister. He gives much of the credit for his success to the encouragement he received from the late Dr. John A. Hamrick. Phil is a member of the Hamrick Lectureship Committee and one of the Lunch Bunch that meets on Mondays. He knows practically everyone and is a fantastic story teller. He has a creative mind that absorbs the meaning of every encounter. He is a genius at putting the right people together. He and Margaret were married several years after the death of his first wife from cancer. Before accepting his current position, he was a member of the staff at CSU. Phil is an ardent reader and a fantastic conversationalist. He is a great encourager. Phil Bryant brings so many gifts to my life and on this Thankful Thursday I want him to know how grateful I am.

            Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.

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Thankful Thursday – Brenda and Laurens Pitts

On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Brenda and Laurens Pitts bring to my life. They were members of the Sunday school class that I led for many years. Brenda was very successful as a court reporter and then she began a creative writing career studying with Brett Lott among others. Laurens was an engineer. Both are deep thinkers and are very creative. Our class enjoyed several Christmas parties at their home. Brenda is a superb hostess.

            We had wonderful discussions in that class and my spiritual boundaries expanded and deepened. One day Laurens commented, “Mitch, I don’t know whether I have grown in my acceptance or whether I have just lost my values.” With that statement he captured the struggle many of us face. We try to reconcile what we were taught as children with what we have experienced as adults. Sometimes we just have to let go of the old, if it no longer fits. Laurens stole many nights of sleep from me. I still ponder his statement. How fortunate we were to have these two with us in that class. They are a kind, generous, creative, thought provoking couple. Of course, they were and are devoted to their children (daughters) and grandchildren. Brenda and Laurens Pitts are very special people and I am blessed to have them in my life.

            Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; you will be glad that you did.

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