Good Morning from Maine! #Gratitude to all!
Today's Best You Daily Inspiration and Journal Prompt is about name tags.
Best You Daily will help guide you and your lifestyle to be the very best they can be. Following a few of my thoughts you'll find a journal prompt closer to the end of this blog. I hope you'll follow with me, as each day, I intend to give us all something to think about and/or write about through Best You Daily. We’re here to talk about your best life in 2017 and beyond. We’re here to learn to make some lasting changes in our lives.
Sometimes in jokes or conversation you might hear that it is bad to go work for a job where one has to wear a dreaded, often misplaced or constantly forgotten or even unappreciated Name Tag. You know.... Name Tag = Crappy Job........
Well, I'd like to challenge that thinking. Tell that to the First Responders, Police, Fire Department, ICU Doctors and Nurses and others, all proudly displaying Name Tags, who are helping save lives all around the world. Name Tags are critical. In the times of stress, the Doctor may introduce themselves, say their name out loud and tell you what is going on or the course of treatment.
I think about my dad's hospital stays. Most of us there with Dad at moments needed a glance at the Name Tag twice or even more to remember, because under the stress we couldn't recall who we were talking to and things happen fast.
My dad isn't currently in the hospital, thank goodness, but many other people currently are. I can recall a time when my dad was looking very dire. Chaplain Holly had to repeat her name at least 4 times, until I found myself looking at her Name Tag to finally set it in my brain. Then along came the Priest before surgery to Annoint him. I saw the Priest collar and a Name Tag. The head ICU Doctor "The Intensivist" came in Name Tag and all. (Oh, and he was there at 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. too <with Name Tag>, checking on dad.) In fact, most people who do things for you, probably have a Name Tag. Think of the person who cleans your teeth, changes the oil in your car, makes you beautiful in clothes at your favorite store, brings you goodies to eat when you are out, fits you with the most perfect pair of shoes, gets your electricity going again, connects your phone, makes you that first cup of coffee each day, but above all, think of the Name-Tagged People who may one day save your life or that of a loved one. You have Name Tag Angels all around you. Cherish them and smile and most of all, take the time to know their name. They are helping you. Maybe even give them a high five or a handshake too :)
(ps- I intentionally capitalized things in this post, so no need to email corrections to me :) Hugs! )
BEST YOU DAILY JOURNAL PROMPT
To begin, grab your notebook or your journal. Ask yourself these questions and write down what comes to your mind. You do not have to answer all the questions. Pick 1-2 that resonate with you for today's Best You Daily Journal Prompt.
Who is someone that wears a name tag or is in the service or medical industry and has helped you?
If you could personally thank anyone in the world, who would that be?
What services do you take for granted, where you could stop and be more appreciative?
Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is a 20-year veteran of the financial services and regulatory compliance training industry. Now, a recognized leader in personal development, Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of The Best Ever You Network, a brand with more than one million followers in social media and over two million radio downloads on The Best Ever You Show.
With a mixture of humor and grace, Elizabeth helps people root in gratitude, discover motivation and implement positive, lasting change. An expert in mentoring people to market their strengths and achieve brand excellence, she works with clients worldwide to illuminate their light within, develop their best life and become their Best Ever You with gratitude-based behavior and belief systems.
Elizabeth’s book PERCOLATE – Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House, 2014) has been called “charming” by Publisher’s Weekly, with “an ingenious extended coffee metaphor.” Guarino also ranks consistently as one of the top 40 social CEOs on Twitter and was just named a favorite by Oxford Said Business School. Her hashtags #BestEverYou and #TipstoBeYourBest are widely circulated.
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