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GOOD FORTUNE

Good fortune is something to be truly grateful for as it comes from gratitude itself. Good things happen to each of us throughout our lives but wouldn’t it be great if they happened all the time. You can change that. When good things happen just show tremendous gratitude and don’t brag about your good fortunes. Let those great feelings take over your body and it will just open the doors in your life for more things to come right in. That’s its guys Gratitude = Good Fortune!

How this idea really clicked in is quite traditional and story book worthy. With the string of good fortune, of which I am truly grateful for, buzzing around in my head this past Monday the picture was painted for this post. The house smells of fresh-baked cookies as I watch outside seeing all the birds and squirrels eating and playing outside I turned the Christmas music on. Then the holiday spirit clicked in and I began to really see how so much good fortune has brought me to this point in my life! All I wanted for this Christmas was the Christmas spirit and I have already got so much more than that! This has happened to me the past few years over and over, again and again. It was not just the positivism that I instill in my life but it is the gratitude I have shown for everything that has happened. There is more to come I KNOW IT!

I never intended my Christmas Eve post to be of Christmas spirit but I guess It was meant to be. As you wish others a very merry Christmas do not forget to wish yourself a merry Christmas as well. We spend so much of our time and generosity on others this holiday season and we forget to take care of ourselves. There is nothing wrong with looking after ourselves. Take a little time aside to wish yourself a Merry Christmas and let good fortune fill up your life.

Merry Christmas to all. I wish you all an Ultra Positive Holiday!

Gratitude = Good Fortune! Simple math the more you are grateful for,the more good things that will happen to you.

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Food, Blood and Good Luck

Yesterday gratitude warmed my body as I stepped out into our – 4 temperatures here in Illinois. I am sitting in my car as it warms up and I can’t help but think about all the people that don’t have a warm place to sleep like I do. As I say “I love the cold weather,” those that I am thinking about are way stronger then I am. I have a house and a bed to sleep in and I don’t have to go out in this cold weather if I do not want to. I am not trying to make anyone feel bad but when you are sitting around your table for Christmas dinner take a moment and be grateful for where you are and what you have.

It is too cold to snow! Has anyone heard this before? I had believed in this idea and it makes sense, but on my way to work that all changed. I am listening to some peaceful music taking my routine route to work and I realize little white crystals falling on my windshield as I stop at the traffic light. It is snowing and it was – 4 out. It was coming down so calm and beautiful. Shortly after I noticed the snow I glanced to side to see the activities of 2 playful squirrels dancing around the tree. One of the little squirrel buddies was black. It is not very common around here to see a black squirrel. Some have never seen one and some don’t even believe they exist around here. Yesterday marks the 4th time I have seen a black squirrel just this year. Each time they have brought me good luck and good days. Yesterday was a good day indeed. How many people believe in good luck charms? I think perhaps others may be finding good luck from our black squirrel friends. Check this out, Black Squirrel, unavailable! If anyone can find me a black squirrel plush animal please show me where to get it! 🙂 Nonetheless yesterday was a very productive day, I learned a lot and experienced something new.

With Christmas being TODAY, I would just like to share my experience volunteering at the food pantry this past weekend. We were handing out Christmas dinners donated by members of the church. It is cool to see all the little extras people put in there boxes for the people to take home. The volunteering is of all age levels, kids and adults alike. When you go enough times you really start to get to know those people helping out. I have gone enough times to be able to guide new people in what we do during food pantry days, but there are many there that go way more than I. You start to get to know those that you see receiving these meals as well. Every single individual, couple or family is so grateful for what is offered. It really sheds a lot of positivism in the air. 3 individuals stood out to me the most this time. I could certainly write about each person but I’ll stick to these 3. The first was a middle aged lady that insisted on making eye contact with each person down the line to say thank you and Merry Christmas. An older gentleman did the same thing but he wanted to shake everyone’s hand too. The last one was very touching; this old lady slowly came in by herself, she only had one arm. Extended from that arm was a cane to help her walk. So many thoughts came through my head. What happened, why is she by herself and no one came in with her? I made eye contact and she smiled and I smiled bigger back. “Mame you are all set, the kids (that were lined up waiting to help) will help you bring everything out.” That smile was all I needed to find a little more meaning in this holiday. Now when you are at home munching on your 12 varieties of cookies realize those in our world that don’t have that opportunity and I guarantee every bite will be taken a little more slowly and taste even better.

Outside the food pantry small opportunities for acts of kindness have filled many of my days. Countless times I have give food to homeless people on my lunch hour. One time I just gave some guy my entire lunch. I have stopped and helped in many accidents or break downs. The other night I help a deer with a broken leg. It was sad that it had happened and he may not survive but at least I gave the deer a better chance by getting it out of the middle of the street and calling the authorities (I waited till they got there). Also, every time I went to the store I tried to pay in cash so I could give my change to the Salvation Army. On one occasion this girl was not wearing anything Christmas like so I went inside and I bought her a Santa hat, I hope she wore it! These are all just morsels of kindness. I hope that in my future I can continue to help and maybe even on a bigger scale.

Last but not least I wanted to share something with you guys that I got in the mail the other day.

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I have been donating regularly for a couple years now!

Well I think that is enough for today! Merry Christmas and I will have another post for you on New Years. In the meantime please share this with your friends and family and LIKE my Facebook page.

Merry New Year

I have come so far this year in finding the new Marc I am today. Tomorrow I may be different, we are forever changing. Our hope should be that we are always changing for the better. Our goals should always be a step forward in our lives. I have learned so much I have tried so many new things and I have met so many good people. Here I would like to show you a timeline of quotes that span almost a year. These are not my best but they stuck out as important to me for sure.

January 10th 2012:

“My creative juices and my motivation are returning! WATCH OUT! I am on the move for new things!”

April 4th 2012:

“Some days you will wake up and realize the world around you is different. Mother Nature has changed, society has changed, your family has changed, your friends have changed, and YOU have changed. What once was, is now different. What once was may have never been what you really thought it was, and now it is different. Walk forward in your days, not backwards. Embrace what you have learned, embrace what makes you happy. Walk past those that have no positive impact on your life, and forgive those that are not worthy. Never forget what made you the way you are today. Never forget the memories that lighten up your life but always move forward. Stay positive and watch all the negativity disappear.”

May 10th:

“This is the hardest I have ever fought to stay positive in my entire life. 😦 ready….go!”

 

May 14th:

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”(Ralph Waldo Emerson) “We learn true love the morning after a heartbreak.” (Me)

 

June 4th:

“Reinstating the Marc Meyer patented “ULTRA POSITIVISM” soon. Stand by for great things!”

Aug 29th: (first blog post, and I shared the blog to everyone a few months later)

Today I start a new life. A life were the good will remain, and the bad shall travel in a different lane. Working up the motivation and courage to start this has been a long thought process, so in light of getting a good nights rest I shall tell my story the next time I post.

The hiccup in this time line of posts was the hardest time in my entire life, but I used all of the negative energy for positive and it has changed my life more than I ever imagined. I can walk away from this lose holding onto an amazing memory of what has passed and a drive like no other to succeed forward in every part of my life.

I have come a long way in less than a year’s time and it is merely the tip of the iceberg of what is to come. I have accomplished so many goals. I have many new paths in my life, all AMAZING. I have great new friends, reacquainted with old ones, and the best of the best still stand tall in my life. January 2nd I don’t just start a new job, I start a brand new career. Everything I do, everything that happens, puts me one step closer to becoming, the most inflectional positive motivational speaker of our time. Sounds like a bit of a tough goal right? I am going to reach for it and I know now, because of who I am and who I have become, that the journey there is going to encompass every part of my life. The best parts of our lives are not the goals we achieve it is the journey getting there. I have tons of goals lined up, and tons of new journey already being explored.

We have landmarked New Years with new resolutions. The only resolution I have always kept to myself is to simply make a difference, try my best in all things! Be it in myself or others try my best to make a difference. Having tons of positive in your life is indeed overwhelming at times but if you organize all your thoughts, write things down, and be grateful, you will see everything materialize in your life a lot faster. I greatly look forward to where I will be in my life in a years time.

A merry, lovely, fantastic, amazing Christmas to all! and a happy New Years.

For all who read or follow this blog my greatest of appreciation goes out to you. If you could write down some of your resolutions for the next year this would be very inspirational for me. Thank you so much.

Love and well wishes to all.

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