Most people are aware that public speaking is one of the biggest phobias people have on the planet, some fear it more than death itself! In my Communications Class I taught my students about motivational, inspirational, aspirational, and gratitude speeches and they read aloud several that have made an impact on our society including those from Martin Luther King Jr., Lou Gehrig, Winston Churchill and Oprah Winfrey (to name a few). I informed them they would be preparing and giving their own speeches in two weeks. I let them know that this class was a place where they could feel free to speak, receive feedback in kindness and to find comfort in this knowledge. As the students pushed their chairs in for the day, a usually quiet teenage girl said to me , “I’m so excited for this moment.”
I live my life remembering to make a daily attempt to contribute to my community, to make a difference in the lives of others. It may effect one person at a time but I truly believe I am living my purpose.
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With the year coming to an end, I think back on what I value….
The list is long from family to friends to my faith to the lessons I’ve learned. And of course, I am extremely grateful for knowing what I enjoy doing for my work.
I receive private messages from time to time seeking my opinion. Sometimes, I get messages validating or supporting the good I am trying to share with the world around me. I woke up this morning with one particular message that came to mind I want to share with you.
I believe we all wish for happiness and good health for ourselves, our loved ones, and for the people of the entire world. I truly believe that if we all do our part in creating a civil society, our spirits and bodies would attain the health and happiness we desire. Creating this is not a big feat; small steps can transcend to miles. May these words in the following message inspire you all to greet with a smile everyone who crosses your path in the new year….
Aloha Astania….just wanted to share that I appreciate the value of your “Manners in Momentum” concept and practice. Every day when I walk my kids to school I say “Good Morning” with a smile to everyone I meet. Many times no one says much back even though I see them every day. I tell my kids to do the same even if no one responds because you might boost their positive energy. Today a man in his 50s, who was probably escorting his grandchild to school, looked at me and said “Good Morning!” to me so loudly, and clearly and I felt so uplifted by the good manners!!! WOW how Fun!! We need more of this. Certain older generations practice “higher standards” in public manners as I call them. We need to teach the present youth how pleasant good manners make day to day interactions. Thanks for all you do! I wish you had an “office” on Kauai!! Blessings to you your ohana! Aloha!