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Saturday, 30 December 2017 02:38

Zig Ziglar: "I believe in Christmas"

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Zig Ziglar (1928-2012) was an author, salesman, and for many, America's premier motivational speaker. He had a way to teach deep truths in a simple way most people could easily understand. (As long as they could understand his Deep South accent, that is!)


I have long been a big fan of Zig, and when he was in his 80s, his health began to fail and he made fewer tours. So, when I found out he was going to speak at the Salem (Virginia) Civic Center, I jumped at the chance to go. I am so thankful I did get to hear him in person, for that was his last visit to our area. 


I have enjoyed reading several of Zig's books, but I always found his quotations to be my favorites. Take a look here


Since he was born in 1926, he grew up in the Great Depression, which began with the Stock Market Crash of October 1929. Remarkably, he remembers a Christmas when he was just six years old...and it was just seven weeks after his father and baby sister had died! His newly-widowed mother had eleven remaining children, and eight were still living at home!  It is amazing what he remembers from that day, and the simple gifts he received, yet  how much he enjoyed them. 


You can read Zig's own story, in his own words, here. 





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Scott Dreyer

A licensed teacher in the US state of Virginia since 1987, Scott Dreyer has been helping Chinese speakers improve their English since 1989. Dreyer lived in Taiwan from 1989-1999 where he learned Mandarin, met his wife, started his family, and realized he loved working with Chinese students. He became an award-winning author and started teaching ESL online in 2008. Dreyer and his wife and their four adult children make their home in the beautiful Roanoke Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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