Words Can Hurt Or Uplift
We all have positive and negative emotions that rule our life. Words affect those! I am sure that at some point in your life some has said to you, ‘you make me feel’ with some sort of descriptor attached like, you make me feel like dancing or you make me feel like a natural woman (a really great song by the late Aretha Franklin). Ahhh the memories! Regardless of what was meant by the person that said this to you-you probably attached your very own meaning to it.
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing…
Are there individuals in your life that are really annoying people or is it that you just take on their words. Wear the skin they want you to. We are so subject to the emotions we feel around what is said to us, this, of course, could be in written form as well. Whether it is one of these “unfriendlies” or actually something from inspiring people the outcome is still usually the same, ‘they can make you feel…’ However what would you prefer?
Would you rather some use paltering statements, just out and out not telling the truth, about how they feel about you? I come from a place where if I don’t have anything nice to say about you I just keep my lips sealed. It makes you feel better about who you are or at least doesn’t devastate you in any way. When I speak of someone I would rather use words that are a happy synonym than that which is an annoying synonym. I would hope you feel the same way.
However, all this said being said, words do have power and they can also do some good as well. Our guest today is Iris Barrat and she is an amazing wordsmith. Be ready to laugh and maybe shed a tear or two.
…and some about how you should make you feel about you. I am sharing some inspirational quotes about life from some thought leaders throughout this article to add to the wonderful words from Iris. I hope you enjoy them as we hear from her.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
– Lao Tzu
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
– Dennis P. Kimbro
This a quote from her website: Anonymous Expressions.com
“We make telling the truth fun, rewarding and safe. You may express from your heart what is honest and true and we will anonymously deliver it for you.”
Telling The Truth About You Make Me Feel
Iris is more than just an award-winning author and enthusiastic lifetime student with a passion for teaching people about the inspirational meaning of life. Two of her additional expertise are in Palmistry and Mayan Astrology as well as often sharing her wisdom on PBS.
Iris likes to mix life lessons with hilarity on her popular new comedy show called, Ranting of a Psychic Grandmother. On the show shares her Evolving Genius Awards. She calls us all out on our annoying and dysfunctional behaviors with the caustic truth. This is not to harm in any way but to awaken and hopefully jolt us to a recognition of misdeeds. Her new Do It Yourself Comedy Game or Program is her latest achievement.
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
– William James
Have you ever received an award for anything? How did it make you feel? Iris Barratt has honors people and has been doing so for over 25 years, anonymously with her selection of Honoring Awards. Her goal or vocation, if you would, is to spread unconditional love, support, and encouragement.
Well, Iris encourages others to join her mission to enlighten the world by becoming a Grateful Anonymous Benefactor. She is definitely a visionary who wonders how different our world would be if we were all encouraged, honored and appreciated regularly. hmmm…
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
– Benjamin Disraeli
Even Annoying People Deserve Awards
Some of the interesting awards that Iris metes out are meant to inspire not to hurt individuals or groups. These awards are included in a line of Sassy, Truth-telling Awards. They fall under some interesting categories such as Mindless Moochers, Drama Queens, and Narcissistic Numbskulls awards!
She will share how Telling the Truth Anonymously and with humor and grace has profound benefits for both givers and receivers alike.
“These Honoring and Sassy Awards sent Anonymously is the best whodunnit mystery ever.” inspiring people around the world to not only change their habits but to also become Courageous Anonymous Truth-tellers.
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
– Will Rogers
Iris is a very benevolent individual and will impress you with her humility. He has a giving spirit and put it into action. She has many free resources that enhance communication skills both anonymously and for sharing in-person to resolve conflicts with significant others.
Iris is a self-proclaimed Anonymous Instigator for the highest good!
“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
– Sydney Harris
A Short Video:
Here are some questions we ask our Anonymous Instigator, Iris Barrat:
- How do you honor other people anonymously and tell us about your popular awards of honor and what needs they serve?
- Tell us about your free honoring awards program for children?
- I understand you have honesty letters that your service also delivers anonymously. I know you are passionate about this breakthrough in open, honest, effective and safe communication. Can you tell us what needs these honesty letters serve by sharing an example with us and how one goes about sending one anonymously?
- How do your sassy, humorous awards help benefit or can be considered a wake-up call for people?
How are your anonymous expressions awards and honesty letters mutually beneficial for both givers and receivers?
- Why do you think anonymous expressions has such a strong family audience?
- How does “honesty is always the best policy” relate to sending anonymous communications?
“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Iris also shares a few short inspirational stories of honoring awards and how they have helped people.
You can find out more about Iris Barrat on her website at http://www.anonymousexpressions.com
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