August 31st, 2010
I love community living. I’ll take a walk and meander through the town popping my head into the neighborhood stores. I like to check out the scene without committing to anything.
Yet, I get sad when I see a few of them.
Their wares our so beautiful and unique. Yet, no one would ever know that.
Because they forgot to turn the lights on.
Their stores from the outside look dark and uninviting. There are no stores, no beautiful window displays, nothing that makes me want to creep in out of curiosity. So I don’t.
And I walk away sad wishing they just did something to make their storefront more exciting.
The same thing can be said about your website or your newsletter or anything else you are producing with your name on it.
I know you got the good stuff. And you know you got it too. read more »
August 27th, 2010
Do you sometimes think you feel empty and not sure why? You’ve got a great job, a loving family and a pretty happy life, but still something’s missing and you just can’t put your finger on what that is.
Well I think I might know the answer.
Take a look around at your life and ask yourself these questions:
1. Who Do You Surround Yourself With? Think about who your friends are. Who you choose as your support system will tell you a lot about yourself. When I think back on my life, the friends that I had at every age of my life reflected what life stage I was in. There’s a reason, for example, why some people are only in your life for a season. A drinking buddy or party all night pal may turn out to be a long-term friend if they’ve grown with you but if not, they’re only fun until you’ve outgrown them and gone on with your life.
2. What Are You Doing With Your Life? Are you happy at the job you’re in? Or are you going through the motions and feeding your unhappiness with food, shopping, video games, etc.? Living your life unconsciously will inevitably lead to dissatisfaction and a lack of meaning in your life.
3. Are You Living a Lie? read more »
August 19th, 2010
It’s Tuesday. A heck of a day. One you could easily wish away, cover your head under the covers and dream it to be over.
But then. There was, as there always is, inspiration.
And a shimmer of something inspiring is like a diamond sparkling behind the glass window.
So I’m thankful for this first post. And for today’s daily dose of inspiration:
The beginning of a star. Rewinding the life of someone successful makes me as excited as a rabbit about to sink his teeth in a banana (if you’re a rabbit owner you know how much they love sweets). I get tingles. A happy feeling inside the pit of my stomach and goose pimples up and down my arms. What can I say? I’m a sucker for happy endings.
Tonight I got it again-watching Anthony Bourdain (a quirky, foul-mouthed fellow), the star of No Reservations. The year was 2000 and he was as quirky and foul-mouthed as ever, maybe even more so. But I was sucked into the story because although I am a N.R. (No Reservations) fan and see him as a chef and a TV host, I barely knew him as a writer.
Everyone has a dream. But it was inspiring to see that Bourdain went from a rebellious bus boy to eventually a chef. Yet, these were secondary tasks, for his real ambition was to write. And write he did. read more »