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TGIM?

TGIM?

I tell people that when their "Mondays" start to feel like their "Fridays" they are on to something!  Of course I usually have to clarify that I said "onto something" and not "on something" because most people can't fathom a Monday being anything less than a full day of depressing torture. On the other hand, there is an almost giddy excitement that grabs hold of even the toughest individual when they wake up in the morning on a Friday and realize they are only a few hours away from the freedom and fun that a weekend brings to their [...]

Changed Life

Changed Life

"Still don't know what I was waiting for, and my time was running wild" - lyrics from "Changes" by David Bowie A lot of people are afraid of change.  Most people despise change.  Some people simply won't change. The very word change sends shivers down most of our spines.  It kindles feelings of uncertainty and creates visions of worlds with which we have no comfort. Personally, I think change has a bad rap. Really, if we could comprehend what change represents and considered the alternative, I think a lot more of us would be [...]

Road Warrior

Road Warrior

Imagine this: You want to go to Florida from California by car, so you plan a trip across the country.  You have always wanted to do this and you are at the point in your life where nothing else matters to you.  In spite of being a little scared of the unknown, you are extremely confident and motivated.  You have a map that gives you a pretty good idea of how to get there, money in your pocket for gas, and a cooler full of Mountain Dew (or some other form of stimulus to keep you awake for a long period of time).  At this point it's time [...]

Oops…I Did It Again

Oops…I Did It Again

"Anyone who has never failed has never tried anything new" - Albert Einstein "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" - Robert Kennedy Mistakes get a bad rap in our culture, don't you think?  I mean everyone is really down on mistakes!  And why is this? Mistakes are really only a bad thing if you don't learn from them.  I think they should be looked upon a little more positively.   Maybe it's just the feeling that we associate with the word itself.  It sort of makes us cringe, almost like there is an [...]

The Cookie Thief

The Cookie Thief

I was listening to a Wayne Dyer program on CD the other day, and I heard something really thought provoking that I wanted to share. The program is called "The Secrets to Manifesting Your Destiny", and if you've never listened to it, it really is a good one.  It talks about a particular type of meditation, and if you happen to be looking for a way to get clear in your mind and have more focus and control in your life, I would definitely recommend it. Anyway, during part of his lecture, he recites this poem that is absolutely wonderful.  [...]

Real Life Perception

Real Life Perception

Perception is reality. You've probably hear that many times.  I know I have.  It took a while to really register with me, though.  How about you? It's a pretty deep concept, this whole notion that we are what we think we are, that we can do what we think we can do, and that we are happy to the degree that we can...well..be happy.  But it is a concept worthy of our attention.  And certainly worthy of attainment. The culture that we live in, particularly in America, screams at us that in order to be happy we have to possess [...]

Some Words About Action

Some Words About Action

Think about these phrases: "It's easier said than done" "Talk is cheap" "Actions speak louder than words" What do they all have in common? To me, they all say the same thing.  Talking about something is cheap, easy, and not real impressive.  Doing something is a whole different scenario.  Taking action is usually not the easiest thing to do, but it is always the more meaningful. You can apply it across the board.  Think of a husband telling his wife that he loves her, but never doing anything that might demonstrate it.  [...]

Just Whine, Baby!

Just Whine, Baby!

When I hear a baby cry on an airplane, it always reminds me of how much I miss my kids when I'm traveling.  I think of their faces, their voices, their laughter, and all that wonderful stuff that make being a parent so meaningful and rewarding.  I imagine the things that we did together before I left to go on my trip, and I imagine the things we'll do together when I see them again.  It touches my emotions and really makes me thankful for all the blessings that I have as a dad.  Ahhh, the soothing sounds of the screaming baby... It [...]

Baseball Moments

Baseball Moments

This morning was pretty cool.  I mean aside from the temperature.  And yes, it still gets a little nippy in the A.M., even out here in the desert. It was cool because I got to watch my son and a bunch of other kids play baseball. It occurred to me as I was watching, that when I am real still and in the moment, life just has this sort of magic feel to it.  It was almost as if I could feel what the players were feeling as they stepped up to the plate, took a few practice hacks, and then got ready to hit against one of their buddies.  [...]

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