Ever feel like you’re just a face in the crowd with an average job and average life? This book will change all that for you. In Fred 2.0 you’ll learn the secrets of turning an average existence into a truly fulfilling and rich life. You don’t have to change locations or vocations to be spectacular. It all started with a mailman named Fred who made an extraordinary difference in the lives of all the customers on his route. If you are one of the millions of Freds, I promise this book will light a passion in you that you haven’t experienced in a long time, because you’ll learn how to take ordinary and make it extraordinary. Mr Sanborn reminds us that life is what you make it. If you need a shot in the arm or maybe a good old-fashioned kick in the pants, this book will inspire and challenge you to be all you can be.
An attitude of gratitude does not come naturally for most of us. It’s the same with our kids. Gratitude must be taught, but it also is something that is caught. This can be a real mirror moment for us as parents, especially if we tend to be the “glass is half empty types.” A grateful heart is so important to the life success of our kids, its imperative that we model this vital quality to them.
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “count your blessings” but how often do you really take the time to do it. Counting your blessings is one sure way to develop a constant mind-set of gratitude, which can turn a mundane life into a miraculous life. Here’s an easy way that you can “infect” your family with gratitude. Each night, when you sit down for dinner, or a time during the day when your family is together, have each family member, Mom and Dad included, share one thing they are grateful for from their day. Keep a journal of the responses. Each day, each person must share something different than what they’ve shared before. It can be things as simple as “Bobby shared his chocolate chip cookie with me.” At the end of the week, review all the items that have been shared with the family. You’ll be amazed at how many things you have to be grateful for. This process will begin to shift your family’s focus from what they do not have to a grateful attitude for the many blessings that were right under their nose all the time.