This last Wednesday (September 21st) I was lucky enough to attend The Gratitude Experience, a free event hosted by The Gratitude Group. The event was organized by TerryJosiah Sharpe the young man with an incredible story, who we highlighted in a previous article. After meeting TerryJosiah and learning about his message I felt compelled to attend their event.
Rather than tell you about my experience, I'd like to share some images and video that I captured while there. By the way, it was a blast! Check it out!
The event began with an interactive drum circle. This was a great way to get the attendees involved. We were all given our own instrument and encouraged to join in the music making.
Part of the event's activities was an award presentation to Teresa Ponce. Teresa is on a journey of documenting her gratitude on social media once a day for a year. She started that over 690 days ago. She's well beyond the year that was her original goal, and has inspired hundreds of other people to give thanks for what they have every day of their lives.
The evening continued with additional live music. TerryJosiah's brother Chancy treated the crowd to his version of "The Gratitude Song," a viral sensation that has been interpreted by individuals across the globe. The Gratitude Group continues to spread awareness of being thankful through music.
Terry Josiah joined a panel of other "Gratitude Influencers," and talked about his background in the military, his call to entrepreneurship, and how he practices gratefulness ever day as a means of finding inner peace.
The evening ended with a duet performance by TerryJosiah, and his incredibly talented brother J.J., who prior to performing, shared his own story of gratitude. He talked about being in a dark place, and how through the care and love of family and friends he was able to find his way out. It was a powerful message.
I'd like to personally thank The Gratitude Group for putting on such an excellent event. As an aspiring entrepreneur myself, I think it's very important to get out into your community and network with positive thinking people. It's a great way to find the motivation to move forward with your own goals, while also networking with individuals from all walks of life. You never know where inspiration will come from, but if your surround yourself with positive energy you can be sure it will come from a good place.