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An Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. 

 

Card-1024x623Have you ever noticed, sometimes it is much easier thinking about everything you don’t have or everything you wish you had? It is easy to fall into the trap of wanting and wishing rather than living in the moment. Having an attitude of gratitude can literally change the course of your day. By waking up in the morning with the mindset of living your day positively and being grateful for what you have, who you are and the things you have experienced, you will be whisked off your feet and feel the fullness of gratitude. 

“Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.” – The Secret

Do you know what the miracle of the moment is? miracle           The miracle of the moment allows you to be present everyday, through every conversation, experiencing memories being made with your family and allowing yourself to grow. Living in the future and living in the past robs you of the moments happening right now. The miracle of the moment keeps your mind open and present to any opportunity that may come your way and will allow you to act upon your promptings.

“Focus. Otherwise you will find life becomes a blur.” – JPP


i-am-grateful.jpgIncorporating gratitude in your life makes it easier for you to live in the moment and enjoy what is happening right now. The more you practice living in the moment, you will experience the miracle it truly is. Gratitude is a gift and a skill; it takes practice and full release to allow you to feel grateful. When you are able to feel grateful for people, experiences and the life you live, you will receive a very special gift; living in the moment and being grateful.

“A moment of Gratitude makes a difference in your Attitude.” – Unknown

Be an example, have an attitude of gratitude and live the life you love, spread the joy of the miracle of the moment and you will find the quality of your life will increase tenfold.

“Listen to the voice within you, the voice that tells you who you are and celebrates your genius within. Listen to your voice and make the difference that only you can make.”—Kody Bateman 

The Ice Bucket Results Are In!

ice_bucket_challengeBack on August 18th, Steve Bailey publicly called out Steve Schulz and Vanessa Hunter to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Now typically when someone is challenge they have 24 hours to complete the challenge or donate one hundred dollars to the ALS Association. This challenge as you know, had a twist to it; Steve and Vanessa would go head-to-head in a “card receiving” challenge to determine who would be drenched with the icy bucket of water and their fate was put in your hands!

Over the course of a week, an obscene amount of cards were sent to both Steve and Vanessa in hopes to spare them from the challenge. Our Facebook Group exploded with your responses when we asked if you were #TeamVanessa or #TeamSteve and you let us know without holding back, exactly who you wanted to win.

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 This disease hits close to home and we’re featuring a special guest that will touch your heart and put a face to this devastating disease. ALS is extremely misunderstood, under researched and is one “mean” disease. We are proud to introduce you to someone who has had this disease hit close to home and we are grateful for their willingness to share their heart with all of you. 

After collecting and carefully tallying up the cards all week-long, we have determined the winner of this “card receiving” ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We have kept this a secret from both Steve and Vanessa.

See for yourself who the winner is in this wonderful video shot here at SendOutCards and enjoy this special rendition of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video!

 

 

You Have The Power

“Make someone smile whenever you can, you never know how much of a difference you could be making in their life at that moment.”—Anonymous 

smile 2Nothing in this world is more powerful than a smile. It’s nearly effortless for the person smiling but the impact a smile can have on someone is undeniably powerful. They are mood boosters, feeling soothers and friend makers. This simple expression we do on a daily basis carries the ability to uplift and change the course of a day.

Many people do not realize the power of a smile. It can work like magic, it can heal emotional pain and it can remove physical pain. When you smile at another person you not only let them feel that they are wanted, accepted and appreciated, but you also give encouragement as well.

We all know how much fun laughing can be; it’s a belly-aching good time! Imagine that same elated feeling of happiness in an instant facial expression. It surges through your body, giving you the same joy you gain when laughing and having a good time.

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One simple smile has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt and anxiety. It has the power to change the world because smiles can be shared free! It’s the emotion that keeps on giving. When you smile at another person you pass all the wonderful benefits of smiling on to that person, and in turn they are more likely to pass that smile on to someone else.

“Making one person smile can change the world, maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start small. Start now.”—Anonymous

smile3Try it. Tilt up the corner of your lips at someone on the street and the odds are you will make that person grin back at you…and when they smile back, they too will feel a wave of happiness. It puts pep in your step and can make you realize how wonderful the world truly is.

 We all know what it feels like to open the mailbox and see a card in there. A smile leaps and bounds across your face. That feeling is amplified every time you send someone a card or a sweet gift in the mail. Not only are you full of love when sending, the recipient it overjoyed when they see how much you care, and yet again a smile takes place on another face.

 You have the power within you to change attitudes and to change lives, yet all you have to do is smile. Take the happiness challenge today and vow to smile as often as you can. Imagine how great you will feel throughout your day by doing this. Imagine the contagiousness of this challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice to see more and more people smiling on the street, feeling cared for and full of happiness? We truly can change lives one card, one gift and one smile at a time.

Sendcere Card Sharing Through Social Media

We recently added social sharing capability to Sendcere in the form of share buttons to your card collection pages. Once you build a card you can collect it to Sendcere and then conveniently share it to your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google + accounts. You can even send a link to your card directly to someone’s email.

We have made it very convenient for your social media friends to instantly set up a Sendcere/SOC account and send your shared card or any card they find on Sendcere. They can set up an account with their email address as their username and a password of their choice. They can also purchase cards one at a time for $1.98 with their credit card.

We will soon be adding a new feature that will allow your social media friends the ability to send their first card from Sendcere for free. These free cards will come from social card sharing kits that SendOutCards distributors can purchase. This ultimately will give SOC distributors the reach and exposure to potentially have hundreds of their friends sample SendOutCards.

So what kind of cards should you share?

You want to share a card that your social media friends would want and need to immediately send. The most common types of cards that are in high demand are: Thank You cards, Gratitude cards, Nice to Meet You cards, Next Step cards, Thinking of You cards, and Birthday cards.

Imagine scrolling through your news-feed on Facebook. What type of greeting card and post would get your attention? What kind of greeting card would you see yourself needing to send?

With this in mind, I have written some suggested social media posts that will get the attention of your social media friends. I have also included examples of cards you might share with these posts:  Keep in mind, when you share a post with a greeting card, there is always a caption below the card that says: 

This is a real card (not an e-card) shared from Sendcere.

Thank You Cards: 

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Do you have a need to send a “Thank You” card to someone? You can do it right now. Click on the card below, use the pre-written message or type your own and send it instantly!

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Did you just finish an important sales call? It’s always a great idea to send a “Thank You” card to someone you just met. Click on the card below and send it right now.

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Has someone in your life recently done something extra nice for you? How about sending them a “Thank You” card? = You can do it right now. Click on the card below, type in your own message and push the send button. It’s that easy!

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Who do you need to thank today? I guarantee there is someone. Click on this cool greeting card and send it to that person. It will make their day and yours as well.

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Is there a teacher or mentor that made a big difference in your life? Click on this greeting card and thank them today. It is super easy and it will mean a lot.

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Gratitude Cards:

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I am inviting you to the gratitude challenge. It’s really easy. Think of someone you are grateful for. Click on the greeting card below, and tell him or her in your own words. Do it now!

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Can you think of someone you are really grateful for? Click on the greeting card below and let them know how you feel. It will make their day and yours as well. Go ahead and send it now.

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Nice To Meet You Cards:

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The fortune is in the follow-up… If you just met someone, send them this really cool “Nice to Meet You” greeting card. Simply click on it, type a quick message and click send… It’s that easy.

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Have you recently received someone’s business card? You know you want to follow-up with them. How about you go ahead and do that right now? Click on the card and mail it directly to them. It’s that easy.

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Next Step / Business Follow-Up Cards

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So how are you going to follow-up from that meeting you just had? Do you think an email is enough? Is that going to separate you from all the others? Stand out, click below to send a real greeting card. This is super easy. Do it now!

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Is there someone who needs a follow-up from you? Click on the greeting card below and send them the information they need. All you have to do is type that information in and click send. The card is already designed for you. Don’t waste another second. Make it happen.

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Thinking of You Cards

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Is there someone you haven’t spoken to in a while that you are thinking about? Click on the greeting card below and let them know. There is a reason you are thinking about them and they need to hear that from you. Go ahead and do it right now.

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If you Love ‘em… Tell ‘em….

That special person on your mind needs to hear from you. Click on the greeting card below and send it to them right now.

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Birthday Cards

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Is there someone you know that has a birthday coming up? I guarantee there is. Click on this cool birthday card and send it to them right now. It’s super easy… 

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Never forget a birthday again, starting right now. Click on the birthday card below and send it to someone you know who is having a birthday.

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Yes… birthdays are a big deal. Everyone feels different on his or her birthday and they are waiting to be celebrated. How about celebrating someone’s birthday right now? Click on the card below and make it happen.

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These are the kinds of posts that will get a viral effect from your Sendcere driven social media efforts.

We celebrate life now and it’s time we show the whole world just how easy and fun it is.

Kody B

 

 

The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket ChallengeThe Ice Bucket Challenge is upon us… well actually its upon Steve Schulz and Vanessa Hunter! Steve and Vanessa were recently called out by SOC Distributor Steve Baily to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge and donate $100 to ALS.

You may have seen a few of these videos going on around on social media. Perfectly dry individuals dump buckets of ice-cold water all over themselves. Why you ask? To draw attention to one of the largest under funded causes that is searching for a cure for ALS.

THE ALS ASSOCIATIONWhat is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, attacks nerve cells and leads to paralysis. The New York Times reports roughly 30,000 Americans now have ALS, which leaves victims with a life expectancy of two to five years after diagnosis. There is no treatment or cure currently available.

The Ice Bucket Challenge caught on like wild-fire through the power of social media andIceBucketChallenge has made the most unique and emotionally charged story about a fundraiser. Donations for ALS are up 766 percent due to this viral campaign. That’s how a largely underfunded cause has turned into the fastest growing charitable campaigns in the world right now. That’s how a $100 donation has morphed into more than $22 million in just over a month.

Celebrities who have joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge include Justin Timberlake, Carmelo Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ben Affleck and Chris Pratt. And now our very own SOC celebrities are going head to head!

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Steve and Vanessa have been challenged and pinned against one another. Who ever receives the most cards by Monday August 25th will be spared from the icy waters, but the one with the least amount will most certainly be drenched!

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We are honored as a SOC Family to be doing our part in donating to ALS and prompting others to do so as well, get out there and do your part, make a difference in someone’s life today and help impact the future for us all. It is another way we can act upon our promptings and focus on others. We are capable of changing lives with one card, one gift and one icy bucket at a time.

Stay tuned to find out who will get soaked!

Watch Kody Bateman successfully complete the
Ice Bucket Challenge!