Sunday, September 28, 2014
We want what we want
and we want it now.
We want to be our own higher power
and we want to control
the beginning, middle and end.
But life has other plans
and these often include disappointment.
In the end
the amount of happiness we realize
and really, the value of our life
is based on
how we handle disappointment,
and if we have learned patience along the way.
As we learn to have patience
we also learn that
disappointment, like happiness.
is a passing emotion,
a chance to refocus, review and reflect
on what went wrong and what went right.
Disappointment loses its power
and patience often becomesits own reward.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Why am I so scared?
Is commitment the first step towards success, or the last step towards certain failure?
You have all these ideas and plans, dreams and hopes
But to commit to one and not the other
to the song list
to the art work
to the project
to the assistant
to the art director
to the engineer...
Commitment involves TRUST
You are trusting the other person to follow through as well.
Commitment is rarely a solitary action
If you commit to a large enough goal
you will need the support of others to achieve it.
No man stands alone for long.
Last night I started to doubt my judgement
the closer I got to commitment, the more the doubt arose.
The "what if" and "maybe" reared their heads.
Now it is time to sit quietly
listen to that inner voice that brought me this far
to the edge of commitment
listen, look and feel,and trust the decision.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
"Count your blessings"
is something that your Grandmother told you
or perhaps you heard the expression when you were young.
But how many times do you
and count your blessings?
How many days go by
how rich your life really is?
even before I made coffee
I took a moment
and counted my blessings,
realized the richness of my life.
Two pages later,
in gratitude,I am ready to start my day.
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