Tuesday, April 5
What is right, right now?? I woke up this morning with the energy that I could do anything. Wow what a day. I was able to get so much done. I am organized and ready for the week. Additionally, I was able to create some opportunities that weren't clear this morning. Sometimes once we take a moment to see what is right right now we can then start working on what can we make right into the future. I took action and prepared for the opportunities that were available. Life allows us numerous opportunities to see the potential in ourselves and in the world. We can decide to see that or not. For me seeing that has always allowed me to smile and grateful.
Wednesday, March 16
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things go wrong that you must not quit."
Today was one of those days that it paid off to not give up. To stay true to that which I knew could be accomplished. We sometimes stop when it appears as if things aren't going the way we would like them. We state the facts and justify why this won't work or maybe why that didn't happen. However, maybe if we just dig in a little longer, ask for other ways to pursue a situation. Not be afraid to ask for help or others to step up and to commit to the process then we might change that one thing that all the signs seemed to say wouldn't work out. In a meeting recently someone implied if this would a great idea someone would have done it already. I wonder how many time that has been said and then later there it is, and the person that made the comment is wishing they would have pursued it. Just because nobody has done it doesn't mean its a bad idea or it can't be done. Follow your gut, take risks and never ever give up.
Tuesday, March 15
I have been working on a new project for a non profit and our site should be going live tomorrow. http://www.lendusyourear.org/ is focused on offering information about non-profits and charities with the power of audio from all aspects of the organization. We will have audio from the participants, the sponsors and the volunteers. Our first inititative is the Avon Walk in which we will be going to all 9 cities and collecting audio. Each person involved in this cause has an incredible reason for being a part of this campaign. As we gather this information we will also be able to spread the word about what it has to offer. It has been a crazy few weeks leading up to this regardless it is worth the wait. Sometimes we need to be patient..
Sunday, March 13
We get to decide who we become. We all come from different places, circumstances and families, however where we end up and the path we take is determined by what we are willing to put into our lives. There are those that are born into great situations, however, what they do from there is up to the choices they make. Likewise there are those that are born into less than perfect situations and make choices that shape and change not only their lives, yet those of lives around them. We may not get to decide where, when and to which family we are born, however we do have the power to make choices and those choices shape our lives. Each day we can reflect on our day and recognize that what we have done and what we can do differently the next day. Happiness, success, peace, security are all the result of our choice we make and where we allow life to take us. In any given moment you can alter the path you are on and redefine where your life is taking you. Our life wasn’t meant to be lived on cruise control, it was meant to be an interactive course that allows us to navigate the path we are on and where we end up. This is my inspired thought today.
Monday, December 6
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” Ovid
A much needed day off today. Even though it was a busy day with teaching a class at church, visiting Grandma, and a little baking (just because I had a major chocolate craving) it was a break from the normal day where I have a revolving front door with kids coming and going (not to mention the revolving refrigerator door). The highlight, I must say was a little Lifetime movie action with a plot slow and predictable enough that I could also squeeze in a little nap. I am grateful for the rest and relaxation and recharged for the week that lies ahead.
Tuesday, November 16
Thursday, November 11
I remember thinking about being a parent and never feeling that I was cut out to be one. I have 3 younger siblings that I use to help babysit in the summer and I really felt that I was more the career person. Corporate America was more the life I wanted to live. I had friends that had children and loved playing with them yet I was convinced that parenthood wasn’t for me. Regardless there I was a few years later expecting a baby girl. Over the 9 months I was her only companion I grew very close to that little person that had yet to enter the world. I imagined all the things we would do together and all the potential she would have. In less than a month that little girl will turn 18 and I love her more today than I ever imagined. G.K. Chesterton is so right; childhood can be a time lived in a miraculous world for many. It is a time that anything is possible. However, I must say I do somewhat disagree. I am 43 and I still feel it is a miraculous world. While the world may be filled with some painful events there are others miracles happening around us. Foundations like Vitamin Angles, Tom’s Shoes, The Get In Touch Foundation to name a few are giving back, educating and making a difference. In a discussion with our friend Sandra with Angel Energy yesterday we were discussing the shift in the world towards making a positive change. Individuals like these organizations and countless other individuals that make it there life work to make the world we are living in a better place not just today, but also for the next generation are creating a miraculous world. So I say that when we look for the beauty in the world, when we set out to make a difference, when we surround ourselves with individuals like Angel Energy we are living in a miraculous world regardless of our age. In this moment we are creating beauty.