Grateful for Connection

June 26, 2011
Justin Runyon WDS

It’s really quite remarkable how collaboration and open communication can bring about positive shifts in the world.  In the past couple of weeks, a series of connections and opportunities have opened up that have left me in awe over how perfect the universe can be with orchestrating an intended outcome.

Last week, I wrote about Inviting Collaboration Through Social Media, and clearly the message resonated, as it was shared on Facebook more than any post I’ve ever written. It feels amazing to work with other people and collaborate on a shared vision, doesn’t it?

Today, I’m grateful for the opportunities to connect and collaborate with some incredible people and organizations that are making big things happen around the world.

Justin Runyon WDSFor instance, just this month, I’ve had a chance to collaborate with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, Earthrace Conservation and Pete Bethune, the Planeteer movement, Judi Knight, Southern Green Industries, Simone Lipscomb, ISF_KidsArmy, ifPeople, Richard Leslie, the Know Better Effect, Sarah Robinson, Hub Atlanta, Southeast Green, Sierra Club, and a long list of amazing people I met through the World Domination Summit in Portland 3 weeks ago.

That’s a pretty nice list of people and organizations to collaborate with, don’t you think? A couple of weeks ago when I decided to put this weekly gratitude post into action, I didn’t know exactly how it would unfold.  It’s a simple ritual, really, but one that I’m quite happy to implement.

Thank you to everyone on the list above, you for reading this, and all the great people out there connecting and sharing in order to make this a better world to live in.

What are you grateful for today? Feel free to share in the comments below.

Photo: Justin Runyon documenting the Skydiving experience at WDS


  • Reply ntriplett3 June 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    And so your circle enlarges…I’m a friend of Simone’s and love to come across inspiring people such as yourself.  I love the focus of your blog.  I feel our connection to each other and to our planet will be our “salvation” so to speak.  All the best to you and may our paths cross again and again! Nancy Triplett

    • Reply Brandon Sutton June 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks, Nancy.  Simone is an amazing woman, isn’t she? When we first spoke, it was an instant soul connection. So happy our paths have crossed here as a result of that connection.

  • Reply Al Smith June 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Great post Brandon.  I am grateful we met and shared grateful ideas with each other.  Thanks for all your suggestions and for mentioning all the wonderful people and groups you have been blessed to work with, just in the last month.  Truly an impressive group.  I will continue on my path with “The C.A.R.E. Movement”, focus and remember, it is “Gratitude Monday” and not “Attitude Monday”. Ha !  

    Thanks again for all your help.


    • Reply Brandon Sutton June 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      Gratitude Monday, not Attitude Monday – love it!  Thanks for the comment. It’s good to know that you’re on the path. 🙂

  • Reply Darcie Jolliff June 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I am so grateful for my ISF family.  Since I started with ISF, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with so many incredible people.  My life has changed drastically in the last  6 months because I am surrounded by supportive friends who share my visions.  Thanks for this post Brandon. 

    “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision; the ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

    • Reply Brandon Sutton June 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks Darcie.  You’re definitely part of something very special with ISF.  I’m glad we connected, and look forward to more rewarding work together!

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