Morning power questions

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Part of doing Tony Robbins' Personal power, is asking yourself power questions every morning. Yesterday's assignment was: Write down 5 custom made power questions to start your day with. Well here goes.

What am I grateful for in my life right now?
Facebook. Maybe an odd one to start with, but this is really what I'm grateful for. During the 80ies I was part of a group that used to hang out at 'Rodos' bar in Amsterdam. A lot of them were street musicians. In 1989 the city of Amsterdam decided to ban the use of amps by street musicians. That part of the group then fell apart. The bar was closed in 1997, because of the hotel next door expanding. Thanks to Facebook I'm back in touch with a lot of people from those days and we will be having a reunion in September.

Most important thing though is my home. I was homeless from 1997 till the middle of 2000. From 2000 till 2007 I lived in different shelters and halfway houses. Looking back it was a good thing that I took things slowly. I went through some important developments during those years, so when I got my own apartment in 2007 I was ready for it. Now I'm really grateful for having a roof over my head.

Second question: What am I excited about? The Rodos bar reunion in September. My son will be moving out next week, so I will have my home to myself again. To explain the latter: Due to my drug addiction I was not able to raise my son. When he was 18 he ran away from a 'care farm' that takes care of people with developmental handicaps (my son has Asperger's just like his mom) They were total assholes in how they treated him. I was lucky in that I got a house with a second bedroom, so I could take him in. It was only supposed to be temporary, but that was almost 4 years ago. We have been trying to get him the help he needs ever since. A very good friend of his (he calls her his 'sister') lives in a house where you can rent a room. That's were he'll be moving to next week. Due to my handicap I'm having a hard enough time just keeping my own pants up. I don't have the energy it takes to help him with his pants. Please don't judge me if you don't know me.

What can I do today to make my house a better home. Today I want to start cleaning the kitchen with the steam cleaner. The floor, the stove and maybe the windows. Lets see how far I can take this.

What can I do today to improve my health. Today is may first. A good day to revamp my diet and exercise. I have to do some shopping, and I want to do half an hour on the elliptical.

Lets start with the shopping and getting rid of some of the garbage that is blocking my hallway.
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  • no profile photo KITCAT25
    Hi there -- I happened upon your post while trying to locate a friend of mine who frequented Rodos in the late 80s. Though I only visited the bar a handful of times, Mario was always welcoming and the beer always flowing. Any suggestions on how to reconnect with my friend? She's Amercian, lived on The Island, was involved with some musicians, and went by the name Lenore.
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