"THE TRAVELER'S GIFT" (Chapter 8): A Forgiving Spirit | Keto Mom Book Club
Updated: Oct 11, 2021
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Forgive yourself and get back on track. Today's a new day and you can move forward because you have the power of choice. You have the power of choice every single day, I'm going to do that, I'm not going to eat that. Not because "I have to" but because "I get to"... I get to eat healthy, I get to go to the gym, I get to work out, I get to drink more water, I get to choose to be happy, I get to choose my attitude. I'm going to choose to forgive those people in the past because clearly it's not affecting their life but it's affecting mine.
Points to Ponder
00:06 "The Travelers Gift" by Andy Andrews
02:29 "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel
03:25 Power of your mind
05:18 "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
06:21 The Seven Decisions
07:09 Put it into action
07:27 Happiness is a choice
07:57 Abraham Lincoln
09:13 Personal growth leads to power
10:35 Would you inspire yourself
11:50 A Forgiving Spirit
12:56 Blaming a person from the past
14:02 Forgiveness is a gift to be given
14:59 I will forgive myself
15:32 The power of choice
16:29 Win some Mom Fuel
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning! Happy Monday, and Welcome to the Keto Mom page. We are diving in to "The Travelers Gift" by Andy Andrews. We have been talking about the "Seven Decisions" to help you have personal success. So through story form, there are seven different decisions that you can make. The author has chosen them, but it would help you on your personal journey. I feel if you've been on the Keto Mom page at any point in time, you know that it's powerful to get your mindset right, to help you on your health, fitness, and fat loss journey. So how's your morning or how was your weekend? We had an incredible weekend, I did not come on here and do the live. I am going to do chapter eight, but if your done with chapter eight on Saturday, you should be doing chapter nine today, and then you'll be done. We're almost done with "The Travelers Gift" , and I'll show you the book what we're going to do in August.
If you're done with "The Travelers Gift", how did you like the book, or if you are not done, share below your biggest takeaway. I'll be doing a drawing tomorrow, I do a drawing for mom fuel.
So what are you loving about the book and what is your biggest takeaway? I thought we would start off the morning with a joke. Just so you guys know I love to be funny. Okay, it's a knock knock joke. "Knock, knock", and I'm going to say that you said "Who's here?" "A door", "A door who?"... "A door is between you and me, so please open up"... These are so funny, you guys, I'm easily amused, I love jokes... So All right, if you have tuned in at any point in time, we are doing a book in the morning for probably the rest of your life.
The book that we're going to be doing in August, is "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel. This book is written by one of our pastors, my husband used to work at this church.
It's in Oklahoma, they actually have churches all around the United States and online. So if this book is written by a pastor, there is a lot of biblical references to it. It's an incredible book, but I do know that some of you have asked, and yes, he is going to talk about God in this book. For those of you who said I'm out, that's totally your choice, but it was voted to be the next book. It talks about the power of your mind, your mindset and winning the war in your mind.
Something that he said was if you want to change your life, you have to change your thinking. Whether it is biblically based, or not, whether you're reading the book we're doing right now. Whether you read the books that we did earlier this spring, like "Rain or Shine", "Atomic Habits", or "Miracle Morning"... It doesn't matter which book that you're doing to grow yourself, but if you're going to read a book that's going to help you grow as a person, you're going to find that the common theme in all of these books, is the power of your mind and your mindset. Whether you believe you can do something or you can't do something, then you are correct. If you believe that you can do it, then you can do it. If you believe that you can't do it, then you're not going to be able to do it. If you believe you can have the fat loss that you want, then you're going to get there with consistency, patience and action over time. If you believe that you can't do it and you're here, then you're not going to do it. So you can watch the entire page, and you can get recipes, tips and tricks on the Keto lifestyle every single day.
But I truly really believe that if you can get your mindset right then everything else will fall into place. You'll have patience to let it take time, because you did not get to where you are today, overnight and you're not going to get to where you want to go overnight.
So "Winning the War in your Mind" is for August, and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill is to be September. This book is incredible, the book that he wrote after "Think and Grow Rich" was not allowed to be published until him and his wife had passed away, it's unbelievable. It's not what you think, by the way, "Think and Grow Rich". I actually didn't read it for a long time, because I hate that title. But our CEO said "Stephanie, you have to read the book"... And so I did read the book, and it's an incredible book. It's written old fashioned, meaning there's a lot of words to it and will take a little bit longer to get through. So let's dive into today's chapter, I wrote down the seven decisions we've already talked about. If you're just tuning in for the first time, post new below. So "The Travelers Gift" is written in story form, and it's different than the books we've read in the past. It gives you things to think about, it's a perspective book. The author is giving you seven decisions that if you choose to make them, they will help you on your personal journey and your health journey.
So the main character, David, was in a car accident. You don't know if he has passed away, if he's dreaming or if he's in a coma. But he's meeting people from the past, like a key figure in history, that gives him something to think about. So the first decision was "The buck stops here". Stop blaming, shaming or justifying the past. Number two is "I will seek wisdom". It's important to know and watch who you surround yourself with, because the people that you are around, will either grow you or pull you down. Number three, "I am a person of action". I'm not going to sit back and just wait for things to happen. I'm going to learn and put it into action. Number four, "I have a decisive heart". I'm going to decide and do it right. I'm not going to say I can't, because I'm focused, and I'm going after it. I don't care how long it's going to take, I'm going to do it. Number five, "I will choose to be happy".
Happiness is a choice, a lot of the things you do in your life are a choice. Which ultimately, is one percent better, or one percent worse. Over time, everything that you do in your life, whether you're choosing one percent better or one percent worse...