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Don't be concerned with the fruit of your labor
Posted on October 28 2020
I challenge you to pay it forward!
First off, I hope you are having a VIBRANT week so far! If you have been following my posts for a while you know about the affirmations I read to myself every morning. For those of you unfamiliar with those, I wanted to highlight a few today:
• Our attitude at the beginning of a task will determine its outcome
• Its our attitude towards life which determines life's attitude towards us
• It's impossible to succeed without others and it's our attitude towards others that determines their attitude towards us
• You have to act like the person you wish to become before you can become that person
• Treat others like they are the most important person in the world, they will return the favor
You may notice that there are a few common themes between them. The main two being: have a positive mindset and spread peace, love, & positivity. Last night in my TikTok livestream, I mentioned a parable from the book of Matthew (25:31-46) that relates to those concepts. Long story short, Yeshua (Jesus) separates a crowd of people into two groups; "goats" on the left, "sheep" on the right. Yeshua says to the group of sheep, "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you made me your guest, I needed clothes and you provided them, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." The group of sheep asked him when they did those things because they weren't aware of it. That's when Yeshua says, "Whenever you did these things for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did them for me!" The group of goats on the left were people that did not help one another out. In my opinion, that parable is there to reassure us how important it is to treat one another with love... which leads into the point of this post.
Some of you may know Charlie frommy podcast, my Instagram stories, Nike commercials, the music industry, or 2 episodes of Impaulsive. He is a friend of mine who is also using his platform to change the world and help others. I wanted to mention him in this email because he is a firm believer in "paying it forward." Specifically with Starbucks coffees! He has started a massive movement around his term "Winning Streak" and is trying to get Starbucks' attention with it. Since today is National Coffee Day (Oct. 1), I felt like this was something fun to mention in this week's post. All you gotta do is go to Starbucks and pay for the person behind you's coffee! If you're feelin' spicy you can do 2,3, or 5 people! Just make sure you tell the barista to tell them they "are on a winning streak" when they get their coffee!
If you wanna learn more about Charlie's movement, check his YouTube Channel!
I'm all about spreading positivity as you guys know which is why I love Charlie's message. I challenge you today or this week to make someone's day better <3 You can buy a stranger a coffee, hold the door open for someone, compliment someone, take a family member to dinner, etc. God pays a lot of attention to those that help others which should be an even bigger reason to go DO SOMETHING AWESOME! It also puts you on a "Winning Streak" which is a beautiful thing! If you end up doing something, tag me on Instagram (@anthonybertoncin)! I'll be reposting and following some of you guys that do :) With that being said, I hope you have an EXTRAVAGANT week, make your bed first thing in the morning so you immediately get put on a Winning Streak and I'll talk to you next week! ILY <3