I was interviewed on a radio show last week. I’m grateful for the experience. Was it all just a coincidence? Or maybe destiny? Or maybe each of us simply making our own luck?
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.Cicero
Do you remember the scene in the movie when Momma Gump is on her deathbed? She and Forrest are having a conversation about dying and destiny.
Momma: “I didn’t know it, but I was destined to be your momma. I did the best I could.“
Forrest: “You did good, Momma.”
Momma: “Well, I happen to believe you make your own destiny. You have to do the best with what God gave you.“
You can sense a good deal of gratitude in Momma’s words here and in her attitude throughout the movie. You feel that she always had pride and thankfulness for the life she lived … and was pleased and grateful for her son.
Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.Christiane Northrup
I’m grateful that I met Mary Foley and Susie Galvez.
Do you believe in luck? Destiny? Being grateful?
http://www.susiegalvez.com/When I attended the NSA Annual Convention in July, fate had it that I’d end up sitting for lunch at the same table as Mary Foley and Susie Galvez. Just a coincidence? Mary and Susie have a very successful Sunday afternoon radio show called Girlfriend We Gotta Talk! They invited me on appear on their November 14, 2010 show. And fate would have it that the topic of that show was Gratitude!
Some highlights from the interview:
- Susie’s story of the feather
- How Steve became Forrest Gump
- Everyone has their own favorite Forrest Gump story
- Gumption described
- Forrest as a grateful man
- Gumption and Personal Responsibility in the workplace
- Steve’s 3 key lessons from the movie Forrest Gump
As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m appreciative for all the good things that have come my way. Meeting Mary and Susie was a gumpportunity that landed at my feet and for that I am thankful.
And like Momma Gump, I happen to believe that we all make our own destiny. I believe that Mary and Suzie are making their own destiny; they keep picking up the feathers when they land at their feet!
Are you grateful? Lucky? Or busy making your own luck?
Next Blog Title: Being Gracious – Gump-Style (part 2)
Next Blog Date: November 22, 2010