Day 942. Got talent? Got skills? Take the time to say a prayer of thanks.

October 31, 2013

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles

Day 942.  Tuesday, October 22, 2013
When I returned home I placed some items in my hallway to photograph.  I have a series of items lined against my wall, waiting to be photographed.  My house is a mess yet I love the chaos.  My little photography hobby is engaging my mind like nothing else has before.  I can live with the mess.

I was anxious to work in my photography studio—so off I went.  I have tons of items to photograph but instead I decided to photograph a dried up rose.  I don’t need a photo of a rose—but I can’t resist.

Oh how I got lost in the excitement, wonder and awe of setting up the shot for the dried up rose.

Smiling Daffodil:  “Dear God, thank you for my life.  Thank you for giving me a talent—and thank you that I have finally discovered and embraced my talent.  I am happy.”

The Dale Carnegie principle I used in this short story is from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living:
Pray.

From How to Win Friends and Influence People:
Principle 2.  Give honest, sincere appreciation.

I’ve been at this silly Carnegie blog for a year and a half.  It has been an incredible journey and more often than not an internal battle of overcoming challenges and frustrations.  But I keep trying.  I keep doing.  I take chances.  I even make friends.

For all of these things and more I am grateful to God and express it with a simple prayer of thanks.

The lesson in this story:  Don’t give up.  When life seems pointless, frustrating or confusing—keep moving forward.  Pray.  Engage in positive activities that will help get you through the bad times.  And remember to take the time to thank God for the many blessings in your life.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

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