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Did you know that giving to others not only makes the receiver happy but the giver?

Today is International Day of Happiness.

Find a way to make someone happy and in return, it will make you happy. A win-win for everyone involved!

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

I don't know about you but many days I bounce from meeting to meeting or I'm tied to a computer screen answering emails. I'm in a zone, checking off tasks on my to-do list.

I rely on coworkers to help with projects, solve problems and so much more.

I'm sure many of you are in the same boat I am.

When was the last time you gave a shoutout to someone in a meeting, recognizing them in front of their peers?

What about sending an email to a coworker's boss and/or team sharing the specific impact they've made in work.

Public recognition goes a long way to keep people motivated and engaged. Recognition cost you no money and little time.

Who will you recognize today?

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

This weekend the local high school national honors society members collected food for the food pantry.

I'm grateful that at a moments notice I was able to fill a couple of bags.

You can help out in four easy steps:

1. Locate your community food pantry.
2. Make a list of most needed items.
3. Either clean out your pantry or pick up items the next time you are at the store.
4. Drop off the items!

P.S.If you choose to donate foods from your pantry please don't donate expired food. I know this seems like common sense but every time I volunteer at a food drive or pantry I'm amazed at how many people donate expired food.

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

Days before my wedding my husband's grandmother announced she was going to speak at the ceremony. She wasn't asking, just giving us a heads up.

As a control freak, terror-filled my mind of all the things she might say in front of hundreds of guests.

Grandma Jones was one of my favorite people but you never knew what she was going to say or how long she was going to talk.

As she shuffled up the aisle and up the stairs, I said a little prayer.

And then the most beautiful words in the entire ceremony were spoken. An Irish Blessing for our marriage. I wish I had a copy of the blessing, as her words were the perfect touch to our day.

Every St. Patty's day my mind twirls back to our wedding and the joy Grandma Jones words brought to our special day.

In memory of my Grandma Jones, send an Irish Blessing to a friend or post on social media.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

Over the years, I've learned no matter where I am or who I'm with I can always find a way to compliment those I encounter.

Here are a few examples:

Those are snazzy shoes.

You have a great smile.

You look great in pink!

Your ring is gorgeous.

You have a beautiful family.

I don't know about you but when someone gives me a compliment it brightens my day and gives me a pep in my step!

Go out today and give compliments away like candy!

Blessings,

Stephanie

 

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

How do you decide which restaurant to dine at or which plumber to use?

If you are like me, you google the business to look for reviews or you use an app like Trip Advisor or Facebook.

Businesses can grow or maybe even die by reviews. Think about it. If you dine at a restaurant that is fabulous but you tell no one, people won't know it's fabulous.

We typically want someone to try out a business before we do so we don't waste our money and time.

I think about my coaching business. Almost all my clients either asked for references or were referred by a friend. Why? People want to hire a coach that helped others achieve their goals.

Your opinion matters.

Today, take three minutes to write a positive review for a business where you received excellent service.

Make your review specific and provide details. See my review below that I posted this morning for Nancys Cake Appeal. I didn't just say I liked the business but I described why.

What business will you review today?

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

This past year Pastor Matt Brough interviewed me for his podcast, Spirituality for Ordinary People (link in comments).

He is giving away 24 books in The Big God Book Giveaway. Amazing books from great authors like my friends Paul J. Sohn and Bethany Jett: Live Brilliant. And oh! The Giving Challenge by yours truly😂

Today, the gift is to you! An opportunity to win 24 books!

https://www.spiritualityforordinarypeople.com/.../biggodbook.../

What are you waiting for? Go enter today!

Blessings,

Stephanie

 

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

Going out to dinner tonight or sometime this weekend?

Leave a generous tip and pay it forward in memory of Emily Huntington.

“Emily was 18 years old when she was killed in a single car accident. She was texting and driving. She was an amazing girl who had everything going for her. Unfortunately, her life was cut short by this seemingly simple act. You can visit her facebook page at Just Drive. Live, Laugh, Learn. to learn more about Em and let her family know how you paid it forward.”

Write on the bill, “Don’t Text and Drive, in memory of Emily.”

Give a gift and maybe just save a life!

Blessings,

Stephanie

 

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

Your day can begin or end with stress and anger due to how you choose to react to those on the road.

Today, and moving forward, be polite.

Smile, instead of yelling, at a passerby.

Wave someone to cut in front of you.

Flash the peace sign instead of the finger.

Move over for bicyclists, runners, walkers and police officers.

Make a positive impact to those you encounter on the road today!

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com

 

Did you know hugs are a natural anxiety and stress reliever?

When I'm down, tired, or stressed my hubby's hugs provide me an immediate pick me up.

I wonder if we are getting and giving enough hugs? Let's fix that if we are not!

Today, see how many hugs you can give. Want to stretch yourself? Give a hug to a stranger (ask permission ).

Blessings,

Stephanie

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About the Author:

Stephanie Jones and her husband, Mike, live in Northwest, IN and enjoy lake life and travel. Stephanie is the author of The Giving Challenge-40 Days to a More Generous Life (on sale NOW!), a speaker, life success coach, and a daily giver. Stephanie empowers people to change their life through giving.

You can contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@GivingGal.com