It is my belief that more often than not, the difference between mediocrity and excellence is vision and courage.
I remember as a child the wonder of discovery that was a part of each and every day. The uninhibited mind, seeking, questioning, supposing, and above all, never afraid to ask a question.
What happened? What changed?
It feels like only yesterday that I was wearing acid-wash jeans, life was all about the weekend and my collection of mix tapes was growing by leaps and bounds. I’m turning how old??
Suddenly you see so clearly how the world is filled, every single square inch of it, with tiny blossoms.
I’m grateful for my sense of humor, and hope it’s always there when I need it.
As another new year begins, the need to strike a balance between past and present emerges once again.
Holding the handmade ornaments from my daughter, with their crayon colorings, brilliantly arranged as a little girl of five to say Santa was arriving, made me nostalgic for those beautiful days of handcrafted gifts with special bows made by her small hands.
When people say they are disappointed in themselves because they weren’t very productive, they usually mean they had a whole long list of things to do and barely managed to do half of them – even though they woke up early and carried on almost all through the night. But productivity is about more than how much you get done in a day, it is about getting as much done as possible, in as little time and with as little effort as possible.
It took almost 30 years, a random sentence and an impromptu visit to an old friend’s grave to make me realize what I did that day and to show me how far I’ve come.
A bright smile can be a powerful way to make someone’s day and your own. It’s a simple reaction or purposeful gesture that can have incredible consequences through its variety and motivation. The benefits have been proven to be endless for one’s physical and emotional health, but they certainly do not stop there. The social […]