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Published:November 22nd, 2006 05:34 EST

Simon Says...Thanks Giving

By Simon Bailey (Mentor/Columnist)

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for so much. I am healthy, whole and at peace. I am thankful for the Brilliant Team that keeps me on track – Renee, Juli, Michele, Melissa, Caroline, D.L. and Debbie. Thanks so much for allowing me to flow in my creativity. I love and believe in each of you.

Most of all, I am thankful for all of you. That’s right, you, the readers of Brilliant Carats. You’ve endured my processing, apologizing, maturing, ranting, and at times, my whining. Thanks for lending me your ear, opening your heart, and most importantly, thinking with your mind.

Many of you take precious time out of your busy schedules to respond to our ezine. Thank you. I truly enjoy your comments, questions and candid thoughts, even when you disagree with me.

You encourage me to continue to inspire as many people as I possibly can before I expire. Thank you. When I walked away from a secure corporate job with incredible benefits and wonderful people to release my own brilliance and help others do the same, little did I know there would be tens of thousands of wonderful people like you throughout Cyberworld that would listen. You did, and I want you to know how much I’ve enjoyed coaching you to a brilliant tomorrow.

God has allowed me a taste of Heaven on Earth in sharing with you each week. I give thanks to him for speaking through me. In case I should unexpectedly expire tomorrow, I want you to know that I love you and I believe in you...and there’s nothing you can do about it! How can I say that I love you and believe in you if I don’t even know you (although I have had the honor of meeting many of you)? Because I know with every fiber of my being and every strand of my soul that God has placed within each of you not only the seed of brilliance, but also the ability to release it and shine your dazzling light on the world. I believe you can do it.

Simon Says…Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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Copyright Simon T. Bailey. Simon T. Bailey is the Catalyst of Brilliance of the Imagination Institute, which empowers businesses to sell more goods and services by releasing the brilliance of their people. He presents keynotes on high performance, customer service, engagement and inspiration. He can be reached at 972-899-3411, by e-mail at or by visiting his website at