“Buying your kids the best will never replace giving your kids your best.”

“Buying your kids the best will never replace giving your kids your best.”

—James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

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A few weeks ago, we celebrated my grandson’s fifth birthday. In many ways, our multi-day extravaganza reminded me of places like Disney World, where they celebrate significant milestone events for an entire year.

I also related this series of events to the 5 Love Languages concept I’ve referenced numerous times over the years.

Although there was an abundance of gift-giving during these days, I took great pleasure in the countless expressions of quality time, words of affirmation, and physical touch offered by both family and friends.


How do you show your love to those close to you?

In what ways do you make it a priority to give them the things money can’t buy?

Go where you’re celebrated not where you’re tolerated

“Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.”

—Author Unknown

Image of confetti topped by a sign that says, "Yeah!"

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The journey and process of becoming the best version of yourself is one of the primary reasons people seek the support of a coach. If it is good enough for Olympians and professional athletes, why not the rest of us, who also desire gold medal lives?

As we have discovered through our self-awareness and mindfulness efforts over the years of The Quotable Coach blog, our internal environment, including our perceptions and beliefs, has a great deal to do with our success.

At the same time our external environment, including our personal and professional communities, also has a tremendous impact on our views, our efforts, and of course, our success and life satisfaction.


What strategies and approaches can you use to shift and improve your communities to environments that celebrate rather than tolerate you and others?

documenting details of everyday life

“Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.”

—Carolyn V. Hamilton, American non-fiction author

Image of a drawer full of photographs

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Who doesn’t enjoy a party or other form of celebration? Think back to those you most enjoyed. You may have documented many of them with photographs, to capture and keep as highlights for years to come.

One example has been my daughter documenting the daily adventures of our new grandson, Weston, to the delight of everyone near and far.

What if we didn’t look to only those special events and highlights as worthy of documenting, and simply saw the miracle of being alive as more than worth celebrating?


How can you more fully celebrate who you are by being far more mindful and aware of the little details and daily miracles of life?