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Change Your Life With Amazing Acts Of Kindness

Do you remember this story that was printed in the Tampa Bay Times?

In August of 2014, almost 400 people who visited a St. Petersburg, Fla., Starbucks got a break from the daily grind thanks to a woman who paid for the caramel macchiato ordered by the stranger behind her at 7 a.m. This random act of kindness kick started a pay-it-forward chain that lasted until 6 p.m., according to the Tampa Bay Times. By early evening, 378 people had picked up another person’s coffee tab.

Linda Cohen is the author of a wonderful book entitled, 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life. Based on her blog highlighting 1,000 Mitzvahs (good deeds) written in memory of her father, Linda shares the many ways in which one person can touch the lives of others.

Here are two wonderful quotes from 1,000 Mitzvahs:

Posted in kindness by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Breast Cancer Saved My Life

While I was speaking at the 50 Shades of Pink event in Castroville, TX, a lovely woman approached me and said, “Breast cancer saved my life.”

Her story is nothing short of a miracle. She found a lump in her breast during a self-check examination. After a doctor’s visit, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. But this is not the end of the story. Her surgeon also found a more serious problem- a life-threatening aneurysm. After her repair surgery and breast cancer treatment, her passion in life is to speak with women on the importance of having regular mammograms and self-check routines. Wow, what a story!

When I speak for women, I always conclude my presentations with my original Healthy Woman Song. Go here for a good laugh and healthy reminder! My book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us” is also a great reminder of what our female anatomy teaches us.

Posted in motivational speaker, Southern Humor, Speaking engagement, Ta-tas by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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If you want to know someone, look at the way they use shopping carts

maxresdefaultIf you want to know someone, look at the way they use shopping carts. Actually, shopping carts speak a great deal about people.

You do it, too. We gaze into buggies (Southern version of a shopping cart) and wonder what these people are cooking or ponder how long before they die.

And then there is the weird stuff that happens at checkout. I have had a clerk pick up something from my shopping cart, scan it and ask, “This is so cute. Where did you get it?’ I want to say, “From the store down the street.”

 

 

How do you respond to the loud wheel cart? This is the lame cart that when you push it, everyone stares at you…plop, plop.  Don’t you hate that!  It’s like they are all thinking the same thing-STUPID. We all try to pretend it does not bother us. Right. I have been guilty of the covert operation of finding an unattended buggy and doing the switch.  But I let the store know they have a loud buggy with a broken or bubble gum coated wheel.

Posted in Southern Humor by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Chad Hymas Reminds Us to Put Family First

ChadHymasChad Hymas was our speaker this past weekend for the Carolinas Chapter of the National Speakers Association meeting. Chad’s presentation was amazing and inspiring – truly from the heart of a champion. Because of Chad’s physical condition, he had to wake up at 4 AM to be ready for our 9 AM meeting. Chad’s passion for his faith, family and sharing his message touched our hearts. Here is an excerpt from Chad’s bio:

The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!” Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences,creating an        experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted intothe prestigious National Speaker Hall Of Fame. In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day – he became an example of what is possible. Chad is a best-selling author, president of his own Communications Company, Chad Hymas Communications, Inc., and is a recognized world-class wheelchair athlete. In 2003, Chad set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas (513 miles).

Posted in family, parenting, Speaking engagement by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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How to Enhance Your Writing Career

Tucked away in the “desire of my heart” was writing. This desire could have come to screeching halt when my English college professor handed me the bright red “F” on my first English writing assignment. As a professional speaker, back of the room sales and product development is always important, so I gave my first book a go. Surprisingly, people liked my little book entitled, “Bare Beet to High Heels; You Don’t have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person.” As a humorist speaker who presents inspirational presentations, I decided to take the plunge attend a conference and learn how to start a writing career.Tucked away in the “desire of my heart” was writing.  This desire could have come to screeching halt when my English college professor handed me the bright red “F” on my first English writing assignment.  As a professional speaker, back of the room sales and product development is always important, so I gave my first book a go. Surprisingly, people liked my little book entitled, “Bare Feet to High Heels; You Don’t have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person.” As a humorist speaker who presents inspirational presentations, I decided to take the plunge, attend a conference and learn how to enhance your writing career. Last week, Alton Gansky, the Director of the Blue Ridge Writer’s Christian Writers Conference, asked me to share my journey combining my talents as a funny keynote speaker and writer. Thanks to a great team;  Eddie Jones of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Tim Burns and Meaghan Burnett, my latest book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” has been in the top ten in twenty Amazon categories.  I hope this Youtube interview will help both writers and professional speakers in their pursuit of combining their talents. How to Enchance Your Writing Career

Posted in Bury Me With My Pearls, funny speaker, motivational speaker, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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