With Gratitude We Remember ~ Gordon D. Melville
There are only a few holidays in the year that are deeply moving for me; 911 is every year, Thanksgiving and the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is another due to the overwhelming gratitude I feel around it. I remember the sacrifices & efforts made by so many on my behalf to secure my freedom to be almost whatever I want! We personally have 9 service members in our own family who I remember & have huge gratitude for due to their service. In our busy lives we sadly tend to forget or marginalize it all. The historical shadows of the men, women, service animals and the families of, who were and are still seriously impacted; grow long & the stories of bravery & honour lose their gleam & luster. It breaks my heart that today’s generations mostly don’t know and haven’t been taught to remember & have demonstrative gratitude for these very real heros. Those that gave some, some that gave all, need to be honoured and remembered always! In my personal opinion, its the least I believe we can do, to spend one day giving their last measure of service the respect it deserves!
Gordon D Melville aka ‘The Long Bearded Guy’ will remember & show deep gratitude thru sharing stories of valor, bravery, sacrifice that bought with their blood our freedoms & way of life! Regular folks stepping up & doing extraordinary things for others! WOW! Huge respect for them! Were they perfect? No. None of us are, but what they did do was stand in the fray, stood on & defended our walls; put themselves in harm’s way so generations after them could have the freedom of choices. Which are not afforded everyone & wouldn’t have been for us either, save their sacrifices! Bring your journal, your poppy & a deeply grateful heart full of gratitude & let’s honour them all! “Lest We Forget”
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~ More The Long Bearded Guy ~ Gordon D. Melville ~
Gordon is Founder and Chief Catalyst Strategist Guide at JEWIL International, he is the host of ‘The Long Bearded Guy’ digital radio show, podcast and tv show, an elite high performance ‘Mindset mentor’, Multi-Award Winning, International Best Selling Author and international keynote speaker who teaches entrepreneurs to navigate mental awareness & health in a world of judgement and toxic masculinity, Gordon is Co-Owner of ‘momondays Waterloo’. He sits on several boards, is active in his church and volunteers with several charities. When not writing, podcasting or coaching he can be found focusing on his own spiritual & physical health alongside his wife of 30+ years and 3 teenage sons in Waterloo Ontario Canada!
After being introduced to the world of sales through the automotive industry, Gordon went on to work with several of the biggest names in the personal development world including Zig Zigler and Grant Cardone intentionally growing & developing his own coaching specialization. More recently, Gordon battled and continues to win the war of depression from severe burnout due to no self-care and has since completely reprioritized everything in his life.
Gordon’s personal development journey has already been well over 30+ years and includes coaching certification in multiple disciplines through Robbins/Madanes and others.