Saturday, May 05, 2007
Do something for somebody every day for which you don't get paid.
The pay for doing something randomly is inside. You can't see the external, we are feeding our soul, our being, our core. We can feed the mind, the body, but how often do we forget to feed our inner being, what makes us, US? That energy that runs through each fiber of us, that power plant that keeps the heart not just pumping but humming.
There are songs that reach down deep inside, churn us up and leave us changed. There are people that are bigger than life not because the entire world knows them, but because they are quiet heros. They are doing something that reaches and touches the need of someone else without even thinking or planning to get noticed or rewarded for it.
How our world needs people like that. People that open themselves, give their hand, their energy, their soul/spirit/energy to not just caring about others, but doing it, showing it. That can only come from an aching heart/spirit that sees the need and acts!
I remember when driving on a toll road and how I heard about folks who would not only pay their toll, but give the money for the car behind them. I loved the idea and would do it often. What a blast when as I was pulling away from the toll and the next car pulled up they were told that no need to pay, as the car ahead had done it for them. Sometimes I would have the car catch up to me and just wave a thanks. The amazing thank you I once received was while on the Parkway, I pulled up to the toll plaza ready to hand over my $$ and wait for the change when I was told that my toll had been already paid. When I offered my money to pay for the car behind me, I was informed that the person had paid for 10 cars!! Wow now THAT is one big random act!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Food is fuel. It's nothing more, nothing less. I can make it more if my mind lets it.
Food is not bad, it's not good. It's just fuel. I can call it BAD or GOOD, but that is just another name I have given it. I am making it more than fuel. It's just that which keeps my body going.
I have the power to pick things that are healthy for me, or unhealthy. I don't want to give the food power over me. By keeping it all in perspective it puts a balance to it. Today I am glad that I have chosen to pick healthy foods to fuel my body with what it needs. Keeping it in the right amounts will not clog my body down. It just keeps me humming!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
One man's creativity is another's brain damage.
Carbon copy days, thoughts, routines, humdrum, yawn, and on and on. That is how each day can be if I let it. Oh the comfort of just redoing the day before is so tempting. Having the same thoughts day in and night out can feel so very safe. But how safe is it to not step beyond. Stretch.
How would we ever have anything new if the great inventors just saw things as everyone else did? Just read something today about the Einstein way of thinking. Ole Albert took a chance and thought outside the box, not going along with what everyone else thought and said, what if.....and looked at the universe in a completely different way. Lo and behold we have his theory of relativity...and new thought!
What new thought am I seeing with these eyes today? What am I willing to look at differently? What can I change to see what will happen. Stretch myself shred the carbon paper, no yawning and put the Visene in the eyes and look anew on what the day can be.
I've set some new goals, a new strategy to how to obtain them. A refocus on what is important to me. I am capable and able to make changes in my life. I have done so many already. This is my scandalon, my stumbling block. But I have new eyes to look through and new concepts to embrace and apply. My brain isnít damaged, just creative!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward.
It's so easy to just sit by and let life happen. To not dive in and splash around. It's easy to follow along and be part of the herd move. Follow the latest trend, have the latest do.
What about taking a leap of faith, of not walking in the same foot strike as everyone else. What about seeing two paths and taking the one less traveled?? Of stepping beyond myself and seeing what fiber I am really made of? Casting the fears, the doubts, the insecurities to the side like a worn out, tattered and dusty garment and running across that field. Seeing the faint traces of a path in the grass and following it to see where it will lead. Now THAT is adventure! That is living life large! That is NOT being a coward!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Pay attention when an old dog is barking.
We have two poodles, they are both 13 years old and very much opposite of each other. One is black and the best friend to my husband. Geoff shadows him all the time. He is loyal, true and a real love. He listens, is considerate and a great guard dog.
The other is white, smaller (toy) growls if you move him, growls if Geoffrey is near him while he is eating anything, wants his own way, won't move for you and follows Geoff all the time.
They are best of friends and have grown up together. Geoff tolerates Mozart, when he has enough of him, he never growls at him, he just walks away, finds someplace else to be comfortable and that's it.
They are getting older and I make sure that I don't push them too hard when we take our long walks. They remind me to slow down at times, to not be in a hurry all the time. Take some time to walk through the grass fields. Stop when necessary. Smell the scents that are in the air. Rest is good. Naps are nice and getting a pat on the back feels great.
Yep these two dogs are turning this cat woman into someone who is enjoying (for the most part) having two dogs (along with the cat too!)
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