Here is the full transcript of professional hypnotist Jane Ransom’s TEDx Talk presentation: Discover the Three Keys of Gratitude to Unlock Your Happiest Life at TEDxChennai conference.
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You are a great audience. I hope you know that. You’ve been amazing today. Yeah, thank you.
And you have my deepest respect for choosing to be right here, for choosing to spend a whole day learning and growing. When you change yourself, you change the world; you have my gratitude. And gratitude is gold.
When my two brothers and I were little kids, we rode the bus to school. There was a boy on the bus named Robbie. He was mentally handicapped. He had a low IQ. He spoke kind of funny. The other kids made fun of him. Robbie never took offense. He was so sweet natured. The other kids wouldn’t play with him but I always liked Robbie because he was nice.
Robbie became my friend, and he taught me some important things. Great teachers don’t need big IQs; they need big hearts.
When I think of Robbie, I think of gratitude. One morning, around eight years old, I’m late getting ready for school. As my two brothers leave the house, I’m still pulling my little dress on over my head, open my underwear drawer – empty!; dash to the laundry room, grab some underwear from the clean laundry basket, put those on, pull on my socks, lace up my shoes, find my lunch box and begin to run. It’s a half mile to the bus stop, down a hill, then around a sharp turn. Before I can even see the bus I hear its horn… mm-hmm… telling me to run faster.