Sunday, October 20, 2013
MY SPECIAL ANGEL
I am sending you my special angel
On the wings of pure love,
One of exquisite beauty
From heaven above.
I am sending her to you
Just so you will know
I care so much about you
And wanted to tell you so.
I have called upon my angel
And am sending her to you
To comfort, love, and guide
In everything you do.
Her soft wings will gather
Close around your soul;
When you feel that touch
It's then you will know.
She has promised to protect you,
To keep you safe from harm,
To take away the dark fears,
To make your heart light and warm.
Trust in your "angel"
You will feel her all around,
In your time of loneliness
Is when she will be found.
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Saturday, October 05, 2013
"I SEE GARBAGE TRUCKS"
Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson.
I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab.
This is what happened:
I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station.
We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden,
a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded,
and missed the other car by mere inches! The driver of
the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident,
whipped his head around and started yelling bad words at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
And I mean, he was actually friendly!
So, I asked him, "Why did you just do that?
This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"
And this is when my taxi driver told me about
what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."
Many people are like Garbage Trucks.
They run around full of garbage, full of frustration,
full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it,
and if you let them, they'll dump it on you.
When someone wants to dump on you, don't take it personally.
Instead, just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.
You'll be happier because you did.
So this was it: The "Law of the Garbage Truck."
I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me?
AND, how often do I then take their garbage and spread it
onto other people: at work, at home, on the streets?
It was that day I resolved, "I'm not going to do it anymore,"
then I, too, began to see Garbage Trucks.
Like in the movie "The Sixth Sense," the little boy said,
"I see Dead People" — well, now — "I see Garbage Trucks."
I see the load they're carrying ... I see them coming to drop it off.
And like my Taxi Driver, I don't make it a personal thing;
I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on.
One of my favorite football players of all time,
Walter Payton, did this every day on the football field.
He would jump up as quickly as he hit the ground after being tackled.
He never dwelled on a hit and was ready to make the next play his best.
Good leaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting.
Good parents know that they have to welcome
their children home from school with hugs and kisses.
Leaders and parents know that they have to be fully present,
and at their best for the people they care about.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let
Garbage Trucks take over their day.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What would happen in your life, starting today,
if you let more Garbage Trucks simply pass you by?
Here's my bet ... You'll be happier.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so ...
Love the people who treat you right;
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance ... take it and if it changes your life ... let it!
Nobody said it would be easy —
They just promised it would be worth it!
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Sunday, September 15, 2013
"Everyone has potential... It is an infinite resource that cannot be exhausted, but can be lost
in the clouds of fear and complacency. It may take courage to embrace the possibilities of
your own potential, but once you've flown past the summit of your fears,
nothing will seem impossible." Michael McKee
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill ...
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must — But Don't You Quit!
Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns ...
And many a fellow turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up through the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man ...
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt ...
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit ...
It's when things seem the worst
That You Mustn't Quit!
~William Murray Angus
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Sunday, September 08, 2013
THE JOYFUL THINGS
10 Life Lessons Learned
From a Grove of Giant Sequoias
In the hushed silence of the forest deep within Sequoia National Forest, life lessons were whispered from amazing heights as these elderly giants grew magnificently heavenward.
1. Be ever observant and aware of the Majesty that surrounds you.
2. A spirit of wonder and childlike delight will serve you and your community in ways that an adult may not understand until taking action and dwelling deeply in this spirit.
3. Beauty of this magnitude is effortless. It manifests simply by being, not by striving or struggling.
4. Growth continues over time, whether the life span is 15 years, 50 years, 85 years or 2,000 years, like the oldest Sequoias. When growth stops, breath stops.
5. Surrounding yourself with others who share a similar mission and message will increase the effectiveness of each one of you. You will encourage each other's growth, support each other's vision and purpose, and in allowing each other to be who you were meant to be, the outcome is a masterpiece that could not be accomplished as a solo act.
6. Choose the soil you plant your seed in carefully. Sequoias need a very specific soil to root in and remain healthy. Tend your soil. Plant yourself with loving care, not fearful acceptance of what is offered.
7. Delight in hospitality as you share what you offer to people who come to enjoy and learn from you. Spread your beauty and knowledge. Allow others to bask in your shade, soak up your radiance and take lots of notes and pictures.
8. Give shelter and comfort with care and compassion. Invite people to become empowered to their own brand of greatness, without expectation. Gratefully receive the same from someone else in your circle of friends and associates.
9. Remain steadfast and deeply rooted. Do not follow fads or false teachers. Listen carefully. Dance with the wind but do not be swayed by it.
10. Believe that the qualities you possess are truly magnetic. People will be amazed. They will travel for miles to hear the message: to see it, touch it, dwell in it, and breathe it in, deeply.
by Julie Jordan Scott
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