The Power of GRATITUDE (heartfelt share)

The Power of GRATITUDE

Mark here with a heartfelt memory and a whole lot of GRATITUDE I’d like to share with you.

There we were — my Dad and I — gazing at a full moon shining on Kachemak Bay near our home in Homer, Alaska.

We’d been cross country skiing and the view was incredible, with the snow glittering like crystals before us. It’s one of our favorite memories together.

We’re all busy as BUSINESS OWNERS but it’s important to SLOW DOWN sometimes and just be thankful for our many blessings, including the people nearest and dearest to us.

Gratitude is such a powerful practice. It keeps things REAL and adds depth to who you are ONSTAGE.

We stand on others’ shoulders, and one of the giants in my life has been my father, Russ Grainger, who taught me the value of taking pride in the things I do. Dad taught me that the measure of a man is in your word, not in your braun.

He taught me how to chop wood & start a fire, how to stand on my head & how to fold a hospital corner. He showed me the importance of safety & the joy of riding motorcycles.

He also showed me how to be a gentleman & to see the beauty within each woman.

And he picked a beautiful woman to marry — my Mother, Linda Grainger.

Both of them have taught me so much.Their shining example probably helped me find the love of my life, Shannon.

Shannon and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in the late spring, and Mom and Dad celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Father’s Day this year.

I’m blessed to have such great parents who showed me it takes TEAMWORK to make your dreams work.

Inspire the Tribe with your heartfelt thanks and let us know,

Who SUPPORTS your DREAM and Who Are You GRATEFUL For?

In your corner & by your side,

Mark & Shannon

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4 thoughts on “The Power of GRATITUDE (heartfelt share)

  1. I agree, Mark. . . .The Gratitude is such a powerful feeling, I’ll tell you that. . . . I remember, when I was a Banker, working for a prominent RE Loans Brokerage was the best thing that “This Fuzzy Little Foreigner” or simply said me, myself could ever do. . . I was saving Marriages and Families with the money I’d move for my clientele, I’d improve Lives generally and to EVERYONE WHO EVER WANTED TO WORK WITH ME. . ?! I was the Happiest Man on the World! I was so Grateful for the Opportunity. . . Grateful First of all to Dear God for saving me for four (4) yeaeeal Hell on Earth and the Worst War that happened to Europe since the WWII. . . Absolutely right, Bosnia – back in 90s. . . Ridiculous!! 1986 we had the Best Games People Play – Olympic Winter Games and ONLY FOR THE PRIOD OF 8 SHORT YEARS WE WENT FROM HE BEST GAMES TO THE WORST POSSIBLE GAMES – THE WAR GAMES. . . Very unfortunate fact. However, I could be ONLY GRATEFUL for the Strength that War has built within me and than some. . . Actually during the time of War I was learning the most about myself, Life, other People and many very meaningful insights and the Positive Values that today shape my character and the personality I have found and adopted during that, the Most Difficult Times Human Being could ever go through?!

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