“The healthiest of all human emotions is Gratitude” was spoken by Zig Zigler as he described what he called an Attitude of Gratitude
This is not human nature, and therefore not always easy to implement, and those around me know I am not always grateful in the moment. However, when I step back and reflect on my time on this earth - Grateful summarizes my posture. You, like me, have so much to be grateful for, if we can keep redirecting our attention to gratitude.
I’ve had the fortune of visiting some cool places in the US and abroad. These are a few pictures where I’m feeling grateful!
I have been blessed with what I believe are God’s greatest gifts. I turned 50 this year and I’ll illustrate some of my most precious gifts below:
My amazing, beautiful and talented wife Ira. I took this picture of her recently with the Alaska landscape in the background.
We were married in September 2016 in Asheville at the Omni Grove Park Inn, now one of our favorite destinations… The air in the mountains is so clean and fresh, and that resort is magical and very relaxing…
My loving and supportive parents, Justin & Ilde Sucato. My parents are both 100% Italian, and my Mom came over from Italy when she was a little girl. My Dad’s parents came from Sicily. My parents taught and were examples for my brothers and I that honesty and hard work are the foundations for success. Although my Dad passed in 2010, and I miss him dearly, I’m very grateful for the man that he was, and the example he set for me.
My brothers (Justin, Dan, and Joe) and I grew up very close. We’re all in different professions now, but each successful in their field. I’m grateful that we are each married to wonderful wives and have beautiful families. I’m also grateful that we schedule annual family reunions to spend time with each other during these busy times. Justin’s a successful business owner, Dan is a world-renowned Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Chief of Staff of his hospital, and Joe is an accomplished Jazz Musician and aspiring entrepreneur.
My 3 Handsome Boys: Anthony 23, Andrew 19, and Christopher 16 are my pride and joy. These guys are growing up to be fine gentlemen and they continue to make me proud.
My 3 Beautiful Girls: Emma 9, Gia 12, Maya 11. These are my step-daughters and they are a handful! Girls are for sure different than boys, and I’m learning that first hand now! They are caring and sweet, and little firecrackers!
Our Family! This picture was taken at the foot of a waterfall (fed by a glacier) in Alaska. We were all together for this once-in-a-lifetime trip! The boys and the girls. and Ira and I had the best time!
Our puppy Nova was my gift to the girls for their wedding gift. The boys and Ira and I picked him out. He’s a multi-poo and he’s smart and intuitive. I can’t imagine our household without Nova!
This is my ex-wife Teresa. I include here in my collection of gratitude because we shared 18 years our lives together married and raised my 3 boys together. I’m grateful for that chapter of my life, my 3 boys.
This is one of my favorite pictures of our family altogether after our wedding ceremony! It doesn’t get better than this!
And finally, I am so grateful for my RSVP work-family (pictured below) who have been incredible for the last 18 years. Although some of my team members have changed over the years, this group of fine professionals inspires me daily to be my best. They have unique personalities and interested, and that makes our team unique and world-class! We have reached national status for our performance, sales accomplishments, and quality. Each of them has family not pictured here and I’m proud that our business supports their fine families.
My clients who we serve are amazing! My staff and I work with hundreds of incredible people and their businesses who we are proud to consider RSVP family. Each one of them has helped to grow me and my team - and we’ve helped them in a small way in exchange.
This is my family and I’m proud and grateful to be among them and serve!
I hope you’ll join me and make 2018-2019 your best year ever by having an Attitude of Gratitude!
Anthony R. Sucato
Owner, RSVP / Sucato Marketing Systems
All images are Tony’s own & may not be republished without express written permission.