Tuesday, November 4, 2014

#FeelingGrateful by Katie Day

This is Day 4 of the 30-Day "Feeling Grateful" Blog Series on Grow Forward & Flourish. My heart is full of gratitude because of individuals like Katie Day, who raised her hand and said YES! I'll be a part of encouraging others to embrace the power of gratitude in their everyday lives by sharing reasons why I feel grateful. Thank you Katie!

Katie Day is “The High-heeled Leader.” She is a global speaker, author and trainer working with women worldwide, empowering them to step into the spotlight of their magnificence and shine. Katie works with global companies to create balance in 21st century business.

Want to know more about Katie Day? She can be reached in the following ways:
Email: katie@thehighheeledleader.com
Twitter: @KatieDayAuthor
Mobile: +44 (0) 7940 843988

Here are a few reasons why Katie Day is #FeelingGrateful…

1. I'll never be stop being grateful for...

All the amazing experiences and lessons I’ve had in my life. Some of them have been hugely challenging and traumatic, but they have offered me the priceless gift of personal growth. I will always be grateful for the work I do with women around the world, and it is because of my past experiences that I am able to do that work. There are no such things as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ experiences, simply priceless gifts to treasure.

2. My favorite way to say thank you is...

With a heartfelt and personal message, and to celebrate the gift of friendship with champagne on a regular basis! I also like to find personal and relevant gifts for people I want to thank, these can be in the form of information / contacts / introductions / tangible items, whatever is the most appropriate, and beneficial, to the receiver.

3. The best thank you I've received was...

From one of my very first clients, 25 years ago. After I’d worked with her, she grabbed hold of my arm and told me her story. She had been recovering from breast cancer, had had a double mastectomy, her husband had left her as he couldn’t cope, and this was the first time she had felt like a beautiful woman in over 10 years! We were both crying. I continue to be deeply humbled by the stories and messages I get from my clients and am honored to be able to do the work I do.

4. When I was a kid, I didn't realize how grateful I should have been for...

Fabulous skin, shiny and bouncy hair without a trace of grey, boundless energy, a complete lack of inhibition and embarrassment and the ability to daydream and imagine absolutely anything I wanted! I still have all of the above, I just have to work a little harder for them now! I including day dreaming into my daily ritual of self-care and business planning.

5. (Bonus) The attitude of gratitude helps me to…

Stay balanced and centered, and remember not to sweat the small stuff. It helps me to get out of my own way when occasionally ‘problems’ seem to overwhelm, to remember that we are all connected on a universal soul level, and that if I feel a lack of gratitude that energy will resonate across the globe. By living with an attitude of gratitude, that will be the energy that resonates across the globe.

For those of you who haven't yet raised your hand to be a part of this series, what are you waiting on? I'm sure you have many reasons to feel grateful for the good that is happening in your life. You can be a blessing in the lives of others by sharing a few reasons why you are "feeling grateful." Your participation will be meaningful to the thousands of readers that visit this site each week and it enables you to help make a difference in the lives of others.

Submissions for the "Feeling Grateful" Blog Series will be taken up until November 9th, 2014. You can find out about submission guidelines in this article, Get Into the Thanksgiving Spirit: Be a Part of the "Feeling Grateful" Blog Series and discover a proven daily ritual that improves well-being.

If you know someone who might be interested in participating, please share this post with them. I would appreciate it.

Join the conversation on Twitter @Coach_JackieB and share why you are feeling grateful using the hash tag #FeelingGrateful.

Grateful Heart


Jackie Capers-Brown
Founder, Grow Forward & Flourish
Author, Get Unstuck Now