The Blessing! – Lessons of life!

I was reading a book by a friend of mine Bonnie Liabenow. She just wrote a book called “Excellence with Simple Elegance”

In her book She mentioned  “The Blessing” by Gary Smalley and John Trent. It’s about us, all of us spending our lives looking for acceptance. Their spiritual book talks about families and relationships. Life and the ideals of parental acceptance.

They identified 5 points to help us pass on the “blessing” to our families.

  • Meaningful touch –hugs kisses, intentional and sincere love expressed through touch
  • The Spoken Word – Words of kindness, acceptance and admiration
  • The expression of high value – Words and actions that show honor and value
  • The description of a special future – Using words that give pictures of a special future for the one being blessed
  • The application of genuine commitment – Understanding that the role of a parent is to help and support your kids achieve their dreams

Bonnie’s book speaks to servant leadership and women “ on the grow” as well as “on the go” It’s a fantastic read. She enthused us to seek out what it is to really live a life of fulfillment.

She inspired me to reflect on her wise words to think though, how much better our business world would be if we could use these thoughts to make that world a better place.

It does not take much imagination to figure out that if we developed a culture based on:

  • Meaningful touch –through inspirational thought and mentorship that touches the hearts and minds of our employees
  • The Spoken Word – Words of kindness, acceptance admiration and appreciation for what people do, no matter if they fail- for failure is often the path to success
  • The expression of high value – Words and actions that show honor and value and respect for the individual and a realization that you care
  • The description of a special future – Using words that give pictures and a vision of what life will be and the inclusive role of everyone and that they have a special role to play in the achievement of that dream
  • The application of genuine commitment – Understanding that the role of a leader is to develop followers into their very own leaders and to develop talents that they did not even realize they had or were possible.

To get more information or contact Bonnie and her book here is the weblink

You can also find Bonnie on Facebook, where you can join her in conversation.

Thanks Bonnie, Thanks for those who you inspire and for what  you do.


About HRMexplorer

Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on June 5, 2011, in HRMexplorer Blogs. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This sounds like a fantastic book. I am going to check this out!

    Acceptance and acknowledgment are so important to our sense of self and our well being. It’s a tough road to always be working to gain connection. Simply because of the fact that we are place on this earth with other people, it is our responsibility to be in true community with those around us, AND to create a place where true community can happen!

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