"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries."
The Good Note is a book of quotes to inspire and motivate people to believe humanity can grow from words: connecting words, pictures, and moments to further encourage self-awareness and reflection.
“The Good Note Book of Quotes” is written with the idea that humanity can grow from words. This means that words can heal and hurt, destroy and build, inspire or discourage.
The author, Garry Ratliff Jr, along with a private team of contributors seeks to connect words, pictures and moments from his speeches, discussions and life experiences to help others grow, evolve and see the value of Healthy Quotes (Words of Affirmation) that lead to Healthy Relationships with yourself and others.
As an individual who has come from a line of hurtful and broken relationships in his personal life. Garry sought to find a way to help himself and others build Healthy Relationships that heal and endure.
“The Good Note Book of Quotes” unfolds into 4 sections: Happiness (A Healthy You), The BIG I.D.E.A². (Healthy Relationships), Inner-Leadership (Healthy Leaders) and Oh For Humanity! (A Healthy Us/World). Each section will have 10 quotes each matched with an original photograph or illustration to enhance the root meaning followed by a summation of how the quote came to life and an open canvas to write a reflection, thought, feeling or draw a reaction to the quote.
About the Author
Inspirational speaker, minister, Visioneer, and administrative professional for over two decades Garry Ratliff Jr has been at the helm of encouraging people through tough moments in their life, career, or spiritual journey.
He is known by his network of friends and associates, as 'The Connector', for always having a resource or person to further explore or discover more on the subject being discussed. In-kind, as a mentor, Garry has helped countless youth and families get past the rough patch of transition and into a foundational truth that “love really conquers all, with a plan”.
“Love who you are, what you do, and those who contribute to that effort!”
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