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Sunday, March 29, 2015

PROGRESS IN SMALL STEPS

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
~Lawrence J. Peter ~
 
Doing one thing every day in the direction of our dreams will eventually make our dreams come true. That's the way it works. Consistent, steady, forward progress always gets us there in the end. And time is not working against us, as we may think, but is actually and always on our side.
 
I move forward persistently, and trust each step to get me closer to my dream come true.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

TAKING A BREAK

"Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness."
~George MacDonald ~

I have a full life. It's full of goodness and productivity, lots of people, and hours on the road. It's full of love, uncertainty, willingness, courage, and gusto. And I am grateful for the fullness, but in spite of it, sometimes I just need to stop.

At times when it's necessary, I allow myself to do less than is humanly possible. I don't always have to be maxed to the hilt.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LIVING ON PURPOSE

"Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend."
~Walter Savage Lander

It's a challenge to articulate clearly and efficiently what we stand for- what matters most to us and what we are all about. It's one part action and one part dreams. It's love, courage, hope, and prayer. It's the culmination of our whole lives and the anticipation of what's possible. It's what we are and what we want to become.
     Defining our purpose is helpful though, in that it points a direction for us and paves a road to travel. And then we have only to pay attention and appreciate the journey as we make our way from here to there.

My calling is about a lot of things, but mostly it's about love.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF WHAT'S AVAILABLE

"Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity."
~Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach ~
 
We can help and be helped by varying degrees depending on our willingness. If we are stand-offish and skeptical, we are less likely to gain benefit than if we are open minded. And though nobody knows what's best for anybody else, the free exchange of ideas and opportunities is a glorious thing. Let's not miss it, or take it carelessly for granted.
 
I open my heart and mind to all perspectives, information, and options available, and I avail myself of whatever help I need.

Monday, March 23, 2015

AUTHENTICITY

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
~ Anais Nin ~
 
Authenticity in this day and age is somewhat of an endangered species. It needs our protection and care, and we must become willing to bring it back from where it's lost and hidden. Let's have the courage to be who we are Let's live free from posturing and posing and pretense. Let's embrace our authentic selves and live from the heart- in the clear, and fully disclosed.
 
I honor my true self.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

SWEET AND SAVORY

"There aren't enough days in the weekend."
~ Rod Schmidt ~
 
I feel a little sad and nostalgic at the end of every weekend- that it has passed and we are all back to work yet again. Some of the action and momentum of Monday through Friday is energizing and ok, but much of it is exhausting and takes its toll. I go at it heartily and with mostly good humor, and understand the need for balance and productivity, but nonetheless, there is something sweet and delicious about the unstructured time of weekends.
 
I love to work, but I also love time off from working.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

THE POWER OF CHOICE

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."
~Flora Whittemore ~

I choose fitness. I choose positivity. I choose love and kindness, encouragement and praise. I choose clean living, appreciation for small pleasures, self-discipline, persistence, courage, and faith. And what I choose defines my life. Our choices make us who we are.
     So as we rise each day and start to move about, let's raise our consciousness and improve the quality of our lives. Everyday, we have the gift of fresh choosing, and the opportunity to re-invent our lives.

I choose richness and goodness, courtesy, and grace.