Giving and receiving

With a hug they are equal….

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Words of wisdom

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you things.”

F. Capra

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A seniors moment

I am not a senior. I have been told by many, that I don’t look my age and I don’t act my age, the latter I am quite proud of! 

At 62, I qualify for retail discounts pretty much everywhere but I don’t even think of taking advantage of the offers. And that’s my point, in my mind I am absolutely convinced that I am at least 10 years younger than I really am. It’s a belief that runs very deep. 

Demographic categories from Gen Y to Boomers are part of our language. I choose not to listen, says this stubborn old guy!

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If money is your measure of how successful you are in life, get a new ruler.

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Speaking out

When you do, does that mean you should be negatively labeled as outspoken. I don’t think so!

Speaking up is okay too.

If you have something to say……say it.

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An exchange at the bank

Yes I was there to do a transaction, but the exchange wasn’t about money. It was an exchange of thoughtful words essentially between strangers. The short conversation between the bank teller and myself went like this….

Me: “I would like to transfer some funds and get a money order”

Her: “Who would you like it made out to?”

Me: “A law firm” (and I gave her the correct spelling of the name of the the firm and the amount)

Her: “Oh, are you buying something?” 

Me: ” I wish I was, but I’m just paying my legal fees”

Her: “Maybe you are buying something…..maybe you’re buying peace”

I looked at her in utter amazement and quickly realized that she was actually right, or at least that was the long term intent. I smiled at her and said “yes, that is what I’m buying” and told her how much I appreciated her insightful comment. 

I will never forget this short exchange. Yes it was meaningful but more than that it made me realize that unless we are truly authentic with ourselves and others, even if we don’t know who they are, this would never have happened. It was a subtle positive affirmation for me and it more than made my day… a very peaceful way. 

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It’s official. Today is the first day of spring!

Today symbolizes growth, newness and energy. It means we are going to experience longer days, warmth and types of outdoor activities that mean we can relax a bit.

So, let’s shed some layers of clothing and open up our minds to the possibility of new beginnings and opportunities.

It’s official. Today is the day for a new and improved and positive attitude. Enjoy!!

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How to be more happy

This is only one way but in my view one of the most important. You will be happier when you have more friends. 

Want to know how to make more friends? Don’t be interesting, be interested.

Want to keep the friends you have? Nourish the friendship with a “Crackerjack moment”. Offer up a little surprise which can be a small gift, a card for no reason or even just a kind word. It will be so appreciated and remembered. 

Now go hug a friend….and both of you will be happy!

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Understanding the vegetarian diet

This is the best explanation ever…..”don’t eat things with faces”. Short and to the point and made me laugh…..

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Kismet, coincidence or probability

Kismet is when you encounter something by chance that seems like it was meant to be.

Coincidence is when two things happen accidentally at the same time.

Probability is when there is a liklihood that something will happen. 

We all experience events in our daily lives that sometimes seem weird or strange when they occur. Often, they are hard to understand and explain or even kind of mystical. 

Coincidental accidents can happen and probability is based on emperical data or a ratio. 

Kismet requires a belief that it even exists. Kismet events are kind of a spiritual moment because when they do happen they seem so implauseable they are kind of ‘out of this world’.  They can stop you in your tracks making you wonder how the hell did that happen or how is that even possible. I choose to accept that events can be signs of things that are just meant to be and these confirmations can be both very inspiring and comforting. 

I wonder what comes first? The belief that kismet exists or the event itself? I choose to believe.

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