365 Days of Transformation One Word at a Time©
Day #14 Terrific
The first time I heard about the power of the word “terrific” was on an Ed Foreman cassette tape in the early 1990’s.
The tape’s title was “How to Have a Good Day Every Day.” The message made me feel so amazing I literally wore out the tape from listening to it every morning on my way to work.
Thank goodness I’d made copies for my fiancé and co-workers who also enjoyed his recording.
Ed Foreman is a former United States Congressman from two different states, Texas at the age of 28 and New Mexico at the age of 35. If you want to read about his fascinating background, click here.
Mr. Foreman always responded with the word “Terrific” in any situation. Even if he had to growl it a little bit as he made the effort to be terrific no matter what the circumstances.
He taught me about the power of choice and the power of positive words.
He tried to teach me not to wait until I retire, or make enough money, or find the perfect job to be happy and terrific every day. He tried to teach me there is magic in simply choosing to feel good. To recall experiences where I was feeling good and replicate that emotion in present time.
One day I decided to call his company and tell them what a difference Mr. Foreman had made in my life. His staff asked me to hold and O.M.G. the man himself picked up the line.
After thanking him for sharing his knowledge, we had a wonderfully long and heartfelt chat about life, taking responsibility, and choosing our words wisely.
I hung up from that phone call sighing like I’d met a rock star.
And I guess I had – a rock star in the motivational arena.
I dedicate this Terrific Tuesday to Ed Foreman and his favorite word that still inspires me.
“I am terrific. Today I gift every one with a smile and tell them to have a terrific day!”
Transformation, one word, one day at a time.
Change your outlook.
Change your behavior.
When asked, “How are you?” answer with today’s word.
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