Friday, November 30, 2012

Our Friends

My new friend Carlos reminded me of a quote I heard long ago

"Show me  your friends & I'll know who you are"

That's so like "We are the company we keep"

But life is not about quotes but actions.  One of my most read and shared blogs is also one of the shortest but the message is strong

Freshly Squeezed  

As I reflect the room mates I've had and relationships as well as work, I find the choices I've made when THINKING clearly mean much more

Who are your friends? Your mine and that's a blessing

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Creating Change

How many times I've told myself "I'll get that mess off my desk" only to add one more piece of mail has happened far too often.  From now on, I am changing my ways, old paper, thoughts & ideas can be the same.  When I don't need them, the best bet is to toss them.

How can I make sure I follow my plan?  By sharing it here and with a couple of friends; those who know me and will see that change.
Not too long ago I heard (and heard several times) Durrell Watkins say this

"I am the thinker who thinks the thought that changes things."

Change isn't easy but it's desirous  at least in clearing out that clutter both on my desk, in my mind and my life choices.

You and I can make all the changes we want when we're ready.

“If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don't do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.” 
                                        ― Iyanla Vanzant

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Help Wanted/Help Offered

It's been a few days after the USA's Thanksgiving where so many people enjoyed plenty of food, company, family gatherings, et al. Some had no where to go or no one to turn to.

Thankfully many churches and a few super people opened up their tables for strangers

Three years ago when I was new to the area I live in now, I called on those resources and met some new friends along the way.

Asking for help can in itself be uplifting.  Ask when needed: someone can help
Offer when & what you can: someone will need it

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Come alive

"Don't worry about the world or about changing it. Find out what makes YOU come alive and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. And the more people who come alive in this world, the more it will make a difference." 

- Rj Starr

This past weekend, 400 + people rode bicycles from Miami to Key West to raise funds for people living with HIV/AIDS. All in all, we raised over $860,000.  Did we change the world? No, but a small part of it. Each persons reason for riding as they asked for donations told a story
Each new friend made changed a small part of our world and that brings hope 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A New Look at the Neighborhood

Mr Rogers sang to so many people for years about unconditional acceptance making life A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. His life there was simple & visits from friends non judgmental.
Fred Rogers kept life pleasant and odd. The Kingdom of make believe was too ideal but what's wrong with a dream?

Just a few moments ago I saw a video of him updated to moving music that i bet will make the dance floor rounds soon.

check out Mr Rogers remix and believe in something beautiful in YOUR neighborhood with me

Monday, November 12, 2012

Open Heart

When I find myself in a doldrum, it's usually of my own doing.  I am NOT following my own messages and seeing the good around me.  This upbeat affirming life I TRY to lead does have it's moments of sadness. 

What's good is I recognize that and DO some thing.  Reading helps - even looking back at what I wrote here or some  prolific author, maybe even one of the positive life affirming messages I've heard at the Sunshine Cathedral.

I'll admit these "downlooking" times of mine are usually late at night either when I'm getting work done or can't sleep.  Instead of counting sheep to try to sleep, I count on my qualities and say "LOOK WHERE I'VE BEEN" and see that days ahead are mine to live

That's when I open my heart and feel at ease

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Journey

"All of us are on a journey of transformation and where you are right now is the most important place for you to be!!"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

No More Past

If you think of the past, you'll have empty tomorrows
  or as is said at the Sunshine Cathedral
"The past is the past & the future has infinite possibilities"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Food for Thought

I have come to realize that the traits that other people have that I hate and am most bothered with IE arrogance, selfishness, impatience, aggression etc. are also my own worst traits.

(thanks to subscriber Richard for today's uplifting topic)

Monday, November 5, 2012

How Many Obstacles

Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached, but rather by how many obstacles one has had to overcome to succeed

What have you done to succeed?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Smiles Everybody

Anything That Creates Smiles is Beautiful...

That TV show Fantasy Island  started with Tattoo saying "da plane boss, da plane" 
and Mr Roark would shout back "Smiles everybody, SMILES"

I notice daily that when I'm not smiling people comment and ask "where's that usual smile of yours?"

Smiles create warmth & trust so SMILES everybody, your here on Reality World