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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now Plus Two – 120 – 121 – 122

120. Visualize outcomes.

It clarifies your objectives.

Seeing is believing.

Others will buy into your vision.  

121. Visualize success.

It will be a magnet.

It makes the journey easier.

It makes the dream real.  

122. Volunteer.

Others need your help.

You need to be useful.

You will understand humanity better.

You’ll improve lives.

You will be a contributor.

 

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Thankful Thursday – Mary Ann and Pete Martin

On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Mary Ann and Pete Martin bring to my life. Mary Ann grew up in South Carolina and graduated from Columbia College. She moved to Colorado and then California to teach. Pete grew up in Detroit and migrated to San Diego where he and Mary Ann met. Pete served in the Navy. He and Mary Ann moved to Charleston in the late 60s. Pete managed the Adios Warehouse. We met when Mary Ann and my late wife, Liz, worked part-time with Bill Daniels at Tidelands Realty. Pete later worked with the carillon bell company on Johns Island.  Pete is a master cabinet maker and has built several pieces of furniture for me. His workmanship is amazing. Mary Ann is a teacher, but has volunteered for several years now in the office at Blessed Sacrament School. They are active members at St. Joseph Catholic Church where Pete has contributed much of the cabinetry. Pete went with me to see Bishop Guglielmone when I was seeking the Bishop’s support for Say Something Nice Sunday.  Mary Ann and Pete were rocks of support when Liz died. I will be forever grateful to them. They are remarkable thoughtful and generous friends. They are two of the original members of the Wednesday Night Dinner Group. On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for the gifts that Mary Ann and Pete Martin bring to 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; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.

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Thankful Thursday – Sue Murner

On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Sue Murner brings to my life.  Sue is the only finance committee chairperson at a church I have ever known to get spontaneous rounds of applause for her thoroughness and openness. She grew up in Summerville, graduated from Limestone University, taught school in Savannah but traded that in for a career as a lab technician at the Medical University of South Carolina. Sue is a great volunteer both at church and in the community. She traveled with us to the First New Baptist Covenant Meeting in Atlanta three years ago. We had a great time in addition to hearing terrific speeches. Sue followed me as a member on a community committee that sought to change the laws that tend to keep those in poverty in poverty – not simply to put another bandage on the problem. Whatever Sue tackles she is faithful to the task. She is always willing to help. I am always a bit relieved when I see Sue in a meeting. Sue has a great sense of humor. She is a great encourager. I was privileged to know Sue’s mother who was a delightful lady. On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Sue Murner brings to 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; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.

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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now – 120 – 121 – 122

120. Visualize outcomes.

It will clarify your objectives.

Seeing is believing.

Others will buy into your vision.  

121. Visualize success.

It will be a magnet.

It makes the journey easier.

It makes the dream real.  

122. Volunteer.

Others need your help.

You need to be useful.

You will understand humanity better.

You’ll improve lives.

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