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Mar 30, 2020

How can you be grateful at a time like this? This is Mike’s Moment Of… Gratitude. A conversation with Rev. Sheila McKeithen about gratitude and starting a practice of gratitude. We examine my practice of regular gratitude posts on Facebook and Instagram #MikesGratitudePost and discuss just how gratitude works. 

Find me on IG and Twitter: @aelsean

For my gratitude posts: #MikesGratitudePost


Profile – The Rev. Sheila R. McKeithen, J.D.

Sheila McKeithen, is featured in the 2018 film, ‘As A Man Thinketh’ and in the 2010 film and book, “Discover the Gift,” where she shares a powerful and encouraging message on living from the authentic self. This summer, she received both the Walden Award for Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and had a day named in her honor in her home county in Florida.

She has inspired Jamaica’s corporate, governmental and educational sectors as a keynote speaker and motivational trainer/coach addressing such audiences as HEART, Ministry of Health, Sagicor, Guardian Life, JMMB, E-Learning and in the area of education she has trained principals and teachers assigned to rural schools in Jamaica; done outreach work with groups such as Ashe and delivered keynote addresses at various prep and high schools in Jamaica as well as at Moneague College.

Currently in her 25th year of service as an ordained minister in Kingston, Jamaica, at the UC Truth for Better Living, she is also the 3rd President in the 42 year history of her denomination, The Universal Foundation for Better Living, Inc., with branches in the Canada, USA, South America, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. 

She defied the odds in 1986 when medical doctors assured her that she had only 6 days to live. Instead of accepting their “death sentence” she set her sights on “health”, regained the use of her legs and entered law school, thereby attaining her life long dream of becoming an attorney in the Florida Bar.  

A former Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant Broward County Attorney, she inspires her audiences with lessons on Love, Self Motivation, Leadership and Healthy Living in England, Spain, Jamaica, Bahamas, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, South and North America and in settings such as retreats, lectures, seminars and conferences.  

A 2001 Inductee into the Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Preachers, she earned degrees from Florida State University, Florida International University and Nova University.  

She has been a featured guest on TV shows like: Profile, Impact, Religious Hard Talk, and Conversations with Pat Ramsey. No stranger to writing articles in the local and international press, she authored the book, Twelve Steps to Your Healing.  Her favorite scripture is Psalm 46:10 –‘Be still and Know that I am God.’

Find Sheila on-

IG: @srmckeithen



I’m So Grateful by Karen Drucker