John Patrick Gatton - Consultant in Motivational Environments, Narrator, Author, Storyteller.
Purpose: To share reflections that stimulate the brain and create lively discussions about how to enjoy life.
Living Life Well - Practical Tools and Uplifting Stories that Ignite
Healing and Excitement in Life.
Alec Gatton, our grandson, created the book cover image of the Storyteller.
As a professional independent consultant in establishing and sustaining motivational work environments for eighteen years, I trained executives and managers across America in how to help their people succeed in the important tasks of providing services to customers.
After experiencing the effects of cancer and it treatments, I retired and began to focus on helping others adjust to the effects of diseases and their remedies by creating retreats for people with cancer, including their families.
People who are caregivers, people with cancer and people in their advanced years of maturing have enthusiastically shared life with me. They have enhanced my life and helped me gain wisdom about the effects of our thinking about how we live daily life. My purpose is to also share their wisdom with you.
Each book presents tools, processes, uplifting stories, and/or brain teasers that stimulate your thinking. My recorded CD allows you to listen to examples of recognizing our personal worth and the value others contribute to us as friends and neighbors.
Our granddaughter, Jenna Marie, is co-authoring with me a new book that is coming soon. Jenna is a college graduate and is now pursuing a BSN degree. Then she will pursue a Nurse Practitioner License specializing in mental health. Alec Gatton, our grandson, is a gifted and highly skilled working artist. He will be contributing design and artwork in future editions of the book, "Tools For Lifelong Learning About Living Well."
The involvement of our grandchildren in this life mission is truly a pinnacle experience for me.
John Patrick Gatton
Tools to help family caregivers gain God's strengthening love in their complex living situations.
Tools for individual skills development and group discussions about success in meeting the ever-changing challenges in Life's natural cycles.
I have had the experience of attending sessions of "Living Well" and found them to be a life enhancing exercise. Everyone needs the advice this book offers to assist them in coping with the stress of everyday life.
Deacon William Malone, Diocese of Trenton
Background music by Paul Jost, Songwriter, Musician
The view of a Christian poet with the enriching experiences of being the father of five wonderful children and the grandfather of their six beautiful children.
Book cover by Alec Gatton, Grandson.
Imagine a lecture that drones endlessly, a stressful day at the office with a to-do list too long for a page, an extended car ride with no means of entertainment. Nearly everyone has to pull themselves back into reality after staring at life through a selected window. We find ourselves looking through a favored window entertaining thoughts and daydreams to distract us from the task at hand.
Literally speaking, windows are openings in walls allowing passage of light. However, windows serve a far greater purpose; they display an inviting environment, connect us to nature, become passageways to our inner thoughts, wishes and dreams.
Windows flood rooms with sunshine and soft breezes during the day and serve as subtle reminders of a nurturing world outside, while we seem immobile inside our lesser thoughts. Windows are catalysts for sparking our imaginations and escaping the mundane in daily life. The windows we choose to view the world can set us free.
Jenna Marie, Author
Believing that life is eternal can have a powerfully positive effect on our ability to deal with dramatic losses in our lives.
The Poem, Imagine - Background Circumstances
Our daughter, Cynthia Jean, died at age 19 in an automobile accident on March 23, 1985, while in college. On March 24th at about 2 A.M. I was awakened by my inner voice with the urge to write. I went downstairs and picked up a pen and paper; the words began to flow. This was the beginning of my writings.
Daddy, she said, I am ecstatic. You must write my poem for my friends. It is called, Imagine.
My Poem, Imagine
Imagine seeing God who creates flowers
Imagine being with God who created the world
Imagine seeing the beauty of God the Father
Imagine Jesus stepping out to greet me
Imagine all of your ancestors calling to say hello
Imagine grandma's eyes
Imagine my surprise
Imagine meeting grandpa for the first time
Imagine time no more
Imagine majesty beyond belief
Imagine seeing God’s face
Imagine life with beauty so incredible it dazzles your eyes
Imagine life with friends of all the ages
Imagine God is larger than the universe
Imagine me trying to put my arms ‘round
Imagine me among the angels
Imagine the wine of the angels
Imagine lucky me
Imagine being among those who love you so
Imagine love without boundaries
Imagine light that warms
Imagine wind that is still
Imagine saying hello to guardians of trust, hope and love
Imagine God knowing your thoughts, your emotions, your needs
Imagine the delicacy of a rose
Imagine a guardian of beauty
Imagine seeing Mary, the most beautiful mother in the universe
Imagine the tenderness of hands recreating the world each day
Imagine God’s life in each leaf, each blade, each person
Imagine being lifted and carried around Heaven by those who are powerful
Imagine a host of Angels that sing just right
Imagine not one frightening thing
Imagine time no more
Imagine Mommy hugging me
Imagine me in your arms
Imagine the sky blue
Imagine I am with you
Imagine sitting with God to talk about what interests you
Imagine experiencing all of this because God loves us
Love you, Cindy ©1985, John Patrick Gatton
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