I am rarely moved to write at 7:00 in the morning, as I haven’t quite managed to drink a full cup of coffee until 8. I am so grateful for my morning coffee, lovingly sleepily prepared by my husband and available to me at the press of a button from my Hamilton Beach Brew Station.  This morning, I am so moved because when I opened my email, I found this  gem from my Juice Plus + consultant, Dawna Dyson.

“Research has shown that being thankful confers a whole host of health benefits, from improved immune systems, to feelings of connectedness, even higher team morale.” – Juice Plus +

Included also, was this powerful graphic that should stop you in your tracks and make you rethink any little complaint you have about your current circumstances:




The fact is, if you live your life appreciating everything you have, then you will soon have much more to appreciate.  Today, I am choosing to begin my morning by sharing 3 things for which I am grateful.

  • My husband.  He keeps me grounded – reminding me to be humble when my ego gets in my way.  He also grinds my coffee and keeps me caffeinated.   He has many other virtues, and vices.  Today, I choose to focus on the grounds – both mine and the coffees.
  • Juice Plus + Children’s Health Study which provides free whole food nutrition in a capsule or chewable for their client’s children.   My daughter, a teen, has experienced great results from the chewables.  She has always been a finicky eater and rejects most things green.   She happily eats her Juice Plus + every day.
  • The Culture of Network Marketing.  I know many fine folks who represent Juice Plus +, including my coach, friend and Coffee & Cards contributor, Reeshemah Holmes.   You can tell the culture of a company by the integrity of its’ representatives.   Reeshemah encouraged me to purchase my Juice Plus + from Dawna because Dawna approached me about the product first.

Speaking of Network Marketing Culture, this weekend the President of Field Operations for my company, SendOutCards, will be in Houston to share the business with interested folks and then train current distributors.   Houston is an interesting demographic for SendOutCards because, unlike most major cities, there isn’t one “big” leader.  There are a handful of us, each from different “legs” of the organization, who are working together to grow the brand and spread the mission.   I better add a number 4.

  • Houston Area SendOutCards Leaders including Callie Shields and Cyndy Justice, for ignoring organizational hierarchy and sharing your wisdom and your “stage” with me! Callie leads a monthly Saturday meetings in the Town & Country neighborhood of Houston.  Cyndy and I offer monthly meetings in The Woodlands the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Tradition Bank on FM 242.

What are you grateful for today?  Share in your comments below.

30-Day Gratitude Challenge

Today is the first of November.  You know, November is a month of Thanksgiving and a great month to take the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge to express gratitude to at least 1 person a day, anywhere in the world, for any reason, for 30 consecutive days by sending a real greeting card with a heartfelt message using the SendOutCards system.   Are you up to the Gratitude Challenge?   It’s guaranteed to change your life.

Boba Fett and Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte

Boba Fett and Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte

About the Author:

Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte founded MomGeek.com in 1999. She is a pioneer in online custom furniture sales, award-winning speaker, coffee lover, Sci-Fi fan, mom, NADA certified Archery instructor, Girl Scout leader and all-around groovy woman.  Not necessarily in that order.

When she isn’t hanging out with her good pal, Bobba Fett, Kandas can be found teaching small business owners how she grew her custom furniture business by replacing traditional advertising with an Appreciation Marketing System. Kandas is available for keynotes and workshops on relationship marketing, perfecting your business pitch and being an authentic speaker.





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