Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Small Things

"I don't do great things, I do small things with great love" 
   Paraphrased from Mother Teresa
  

I volunteer one day a week. It's not a lot but what I do seems to save lives and help others create better ways of living and acting.   Having a way cool family, enough food to eat, energy to spare volunteering doing darn good work is least I can do.

What do you do to live greatly in small things?


Monday, September 15, 2014

Leaving Was

There is no need to worry about what happened - we cannot change the/our past.

I'm leaving the regrets behind focusing on today and how I can make my life better, affirming and productive.

"The past is the past and the present has infinite possibilities"  - Durrell Watkins


Monday, September 8, 2014

It's about Love

Just this past week I have had friends who have had some not so good health issues.  A few break ups and too many misunderstandings.

Do know I love  you. Each person who reads my dribble that "Isn't about me" though it is I say THANK YOU and I love you for reading and some times commenting on it.

It is all about LOVE: that feeling that connects us.

Sure we can say "I love my new flat screen TV" or "I love my car"   - those are things.

You are someone: a person and capable of giving, holding, sharing, grieving love.

Years ago a guy named Paul wrote to someone in a town called Corinth

Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Safe Harbor

Tonight I saw a video on Gratitude.   Those of you who've been reading this blog from the start know I'm all about gratitude or being thankful.

Sure I could focus on  what's gone wrong or when I erred and I have I choose to focus on challenges.

Dating when my heart has been broken. Well it happens and I've overcome other hardships.  Broken bones, fear of heights (that zip line in Honduras changed that), fatigue.

Now I see by choice the good things: a job where my employer appreciates me. Wisdom to apply to new happenings,  a family that really loves each other.

"A ship is safe in the harbor but that's not what ships are for"

Let's leave the safety of the harbor and embrace challenges with gratitude



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Always

Years ago I took on a role with a new company where I was asked by the CEO "to help effect change"

When addressing the organization I used the familiar phrase "Let's say this all together and when we're done never say  it again ' I hate change -we've never done it that way before'"

To my dismay right before  I spoke the CEO read his resignation letter. Without his full support I knew I could not start to bring change.  I watched that organization die.

Those who know me know I've had a colorful back ground. Worked all over the world and for some wildly unusual folks.  I embrace "Not doing it that way"

Let's step out of our comfort space and do something new; something that may scare us


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Trust

The components of love, forgiveness and commitment are as necessary to trust in a relationship as is honesty

Whom do you trust?  I start by being honest with me first then others will see how honesty and trust are related.
Trust is some thing we always build. Each person we meet, each challenge we face, each story we tell. 



“Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker's reflection.” 
― Lady Gaga


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Choose Happy

In the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" there's a song  Happiness Is
Here's some of the lyrics

Happiness is playing the drum in your own school band.
And happiness is walking hand in hand.
Happiness is two kinds of ice cream
Knowing a secret
Climbing a tree
Happiness is five different crayons.
Catching a firefly
Setting it free. 

To me happiness is being ok with who I am, how I look, how I feel and how I act/ react/interact with others.
It's having you as a friend read these simple messages and maybe, just maybe touching something that sparks joy.

                    -Thanks Dean for todays inspiration