My Last Day on Earth

With One Foot Dangling Over the Edge of the Universe “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?”~ Steve Jobs Rumor has it that Steve Jobs asked himself this question every day in the mirror. It's said that if he had enough days in a row when the answer was no, he'd do something else. Jobs was dead at 56. Today, we watched another visionary dent the universe (almost literally). If today were Jeff Bezos's last day on earth, he'd probably be okay with it. I'd be...
Authors and Writing,Choices,Fortunes,Grateful,Happy

Another Way to Write a Story

Picture a stick figure in your mind’s eye. Got it? The stick figure portrays a unique way to shape a story, poem, or song. Anything creative. Starting at the feet…create from the feet up to the head. One caveat: the left foot is the unhappy foot, the right foot is the happy one. Let’s go. Feet = SetupKnees = PropellingHips= EscalationHeart = ClimaxHead = Resolution [Setup.] A person of unknown origins walks along a curb in Any City. They are young. No old. Rich. No, poor. Doesn’t matter. Right foot moves. Left foot sloshes through the dirty gutter water. Step, sploosh,...


I stand at the edge of possibility. It takes my breath away. Every single moment of every single day, we can choose to be the person we were meant to be. I think it's simple. Mostly, we have to get out of our own way. I'm reading The Art of Possibility for the third time. I am convinced that we must commit to being open to the universe, as the authors Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander state. We have to be prepared to receive; able to live in the present; willing to slide through our mistakes on our way to a...
Children,Choices,Grateful,Joy,Life,Love Yourself,Purpose,Wonder


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="525"][/caption] Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~  Plato    Kindness. What is it? Is it a thing? No. It's an attitude. Or an aptitude. Kindness is something we have or we don't. But if we don't have it naturally, it's hopefully something we can learn. It can be one of those things you learn at home. Your mom and dad might have been kind. Or not. We have some much baggage from our families, don't we? I know I do. We take the good things and mistrust them. We take the...


  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1880"] Photo by Willian Was on[/caption] I Wish You Enough I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. 
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
 I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
 I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
 I wish you enough hellos to get you...