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Thank you for being you!

Posted on 26 November 2009 by Stefanie

Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving whether you are enjoying it with friends and family or taking a relaxing time out for yourself.  How wonderful it is that we have a whole day devoted to thanking others and thinking about what we are grateful for.

I just wanted you to know that I am so grateful to have you in my life!  You are amazing.  You are valued and appreciated.  What you do and are meant to do on this planet is important – for yourself and others.

Together we will create the tomorrow you deserve and will enjoy and love.  That future is the reason of our partnership and purpose.

I thank you for all your support.  By taking my programs and allowing me to work with you, while I help you, you are in turn enabling me to live my purpose…helping others become who they are meant to be.   I am honored to be part of your journey and share this important job.

Funny Thanksgiving Joke that I received from Joe Polish and though you would enjoy it too!

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift.  The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.  Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.  John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to “clean up” the bird’s vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot.  The parrot yelled back.  John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder.  John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.  For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.  Then suddenly there was total quiet.  Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.  The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.  I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”  John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.  As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, “May I ask what the turkey did?”

Recipe for “Mayflower Cookies” sent from Judith Wilcox, these cookies were favored by those on the Mayflower Voyage baked at home, with family initials to provide a bond with distant relatives. No matter how long the journey they would remain moist due to the abundance of Rum.   Let me know how they taste if you make them!

Mayflower Cookies Recipe:
(from Jacquie Lawson Cards & Judith Wilcox)
Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).

½ cup (125 ml) unsalted butter
1 cup (250 ml) brown sugar
2 eggs
 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) pumpkin puree
2 cups (500 ml) cake or plain flour
1 tbs (15 ml) baking powder
1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon
 ¼ tsp (1ml) ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp (1ml) salt
2/3 cup (150 ml) currants (or raisons)
Optional: couple of splashes of Rum

Take a large bowl and cream together butter & sugar.
Add the eggs and pumpkin puree (and rum): mix well.

Blend in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and currants.

Drop spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Cool on wire rack.

Peace and Prosperity,

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Thank you for being you!

13 Comments For This Post

  1. Jorge Says:

    May You Have A Blessed Day Surrounded By Loved Ones

  2. Scott Ercoliani Says:

    Thanks Stefanie for the Thanksgiving wish! Right back atcha! Love the joke. Love the Rum in the cookies more. I give thanks to you and all your endeavors – making a huge difference with my business and my life.

  3. Vickie Says:


    Thank you for all your talents and willingness. You have brought me such incredible wealth and new friends through the club. It has been such and incredible blessing to work with you and design my company with your help. I look forward to the continued journey with the JV Club and wish you a great holiday



  4. Anne Robertson Says:

    Dear Stefanie
    Thank you for just being you. I enjoy your posts and emails quite a lot.
    Despite not technically celebrating Thanksgiving I think it is a great reason for giving thanks, and apart from the spelling of raisins, the cookie (biscuit to me) recipe is quite tasty, although I’d probably add more than a splash of rum!
    I recently made a fruitcake with fruit soaked in rum for a month. It certainly lasts well, although my brothers usually don’t give it sufficient time to test out just how long!
    Have a great Thanksgiving and a splendid further holiday season.
    Anne R

  5. Joanne Says:

    Hi Stefanie
    Thank you for being such an inspirational leader and sharing all your knowledge and your like-minded contacts throughout your business, I am working towards and totally looking forward to joining your JV club and learning so much more from you.
    Have a fantastic holiday!
    Thanks a million

  6. PA Says:

    Thank you Stefanie for your warm Thanksgiving greeting! I hope you and your family are likewise enjoying a relaxing and happy time with each other and friends near and far.

    My daughter bused in Tuesday evening from University of Vermont and we have enjoyed having at least one of our two children home with us for this holiday. The three of us spent Thanksgiving day sleeping till 11 AM and the rest of the day around the kitchen table chopping ingredients for a mostly vegitarian feast (I rotisseried a turkey breast myself). Then we just relaxed and watched Food Inc a movie about the secrecy surrounds what Americans eat, how it is produced, and how the global organizations that have taken over our food supply destroy the lives or silence those who try to reveal the truth and do something about it. I urge you and everyone you know to view it (currently on cable under Independent Films etc.).

    We look forward to working with you in the coming weeks and benefiting from all your inspiration and expertise and sharing more of our lives as we move forward in our hopefully long and gratifying relationship.

    Stay well.



  7. CS Says:

    Hello Stefanie,

    Thank you for your best wishes. Here is what I am Thankful for, the Press release I sent out. Happy Thanks Giving. PEACE CS (MIT Student)

  8. Neil Says:

    Stefanie, thank you so much. I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday as well…!

    Best regards,


  9. TB Says:

    Thank you! That few sentences warm up my heart !Thank you to guide me trough the most important and hardest part of my life! love and gratitude TB

  10. L Says:

    Thanks Stefanie,

    isn’t it great that as Canadians we get to have 2 Thanksgivings because we are so involved with our American neighbors. I love it!! I also want to say that I am very grateful to have you in my life as well, even though we haven’t worked together much, I am always inspired by you and your wonderful way of being who you are.

    Seeing you at Engage Today and Author 101 was such a blessing because I realize with some assistance I can get out there and really help people as well by being who I am.

    Lots of love L

  11. Connor Sauer Says:

    Stephanie, thank you for the work you are doing. As a mentor and coach, I respect your upbeat attitude. We are in a time that requires americans and all people to wake up to truth, and be willing tolive deeply and truthfully. As a descendent of Francis Eaton, the carpenter on the Mayflower, as a mother who has raised a family in America’s National parks, and a grandchild of a Grand Lodge Master Mason, I have long been involved in research and distillation of what has taken place in America in the past 400 years. There is a magnificent unfolding here, as well as a deeply whitewashed rendition of our greatness. Being blessed for decades with the honor of time with traditonal Native Americans, and their generosity of spirit and truth, an East Indian Saint, and influence of international scholars scholars growing up, I have come to understand there is a deep story that is coming to light, and it means that many of us have to have the courage to wake up. Really wake up.

  12. JL Says:

    Hi Stefanie,

    Thank you for that beautiful message. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy it with those closest to you.

    May you feel blessed throughout the holiday season.

    You are truly appreciated!


  13. WIN Says:

    Dear Stefanie,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful post. I have too many times in the past and alas at times in the present been John’s parrot until I too saw the “turkey”. Again thanks for the message.


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