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Journey with me in 2014

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step (Lao-tzu).

Are you game? How does a Retreat in Virginia sound?  Lets travel this road together in 2014.  The Journey will begin January through August.  I will explore many topics relevant to life's journey.  I look forward to sharing ideas that will lead to us accomplishing a life desired goal.  I will explore many topics from getting started to obstacles and roadblocks, to reaching your goal.  Life is a journey for those who are not faint of heart.

Wake up Everybody!

Today, this song by Harold Melvin/the Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody”kept dancing in my head. Here is a little of it:

Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an' poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.

Hold fast to your dream

Dreams
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes
In these challenging times, we must hold on to our dreams.  We must hold on to possibilities of a better day, a brighter tomorrow.  Moreover, never allow others to steal you ability to dream.  The naysayers will discredit your dreams.  They will fill that space with doubt and fear. To stay focus:  Think it and ink it!

Toss Your Worries


It is almost Friday!  Perhaps it was a week of deadlines, disappointments or surprises.  It is time to relax, release and recharge.  This weekend, do something fun.  Lose yourself in child's play.  If the weather permits, spend time outside.  Go for a walk, smell the flowers, do some yard work or go fly a kite! 
 
"Go fly a kite and tie your troubles to the tail
They'll be blown away by a merry gale,
Go fly a kite and toss your worries to the wind

When Life Gives You Lemons, Reject the Lemonade


I had an epiphany today about lemons and lemonade.  Often people are encouraged to make the best of a bad situation; “Make lemonade out of lemons” as the adage goes.  Just accept that your choice is either to take the lemons or make lemonade.  Today I ask why?  Why should I take your lemons?  Why should I drink the Kool-Aid?  Moreover, why am I soaking up your gravy when I do not like the bread or the sausage?  Furthermore, I might not even like lemonade, Kool-Aid or gravy.

SMILE is more than an Upside Frown

A Smile is more than an Upside Down Frown

Kirt Franklin song I SMILE is so uplifting.  It speaks to adapting and working through our situations.  Our attitude is everything.  So often we get stuck because we cannot see a way out. We waddle in self pit and self doubt rather than shifting our position and pulling our feet up; the first step to getting out of a sticky situation.  Secondly, we need to change our (shoes) thinking.  Thirdly, try a different (shoe) strategy.  Finally, We smile.

Get off that Nail!

Is there anything in your life that you want to change, improve or eliminate? Are you doing anything about it or are you stuck on a nail?

One day a man was lost in the woods. He followed a straight path.  As he walked, which seemed like hours, he hear a strange noise. Curiosity got the better of him so he followed the noise. He eventually came upon a shack and saw an old man sitting on the porch rocking, off to the side; he noticed a dog and discovered where the noise was coming from.  He asked the man, "What’s wrong with your dog?

Let America Be America Again

During this month, let us pause and refocus our purpose.  We are at a defining moment.  With high unemployment, people fighting with each other, war between "the have and the have not"; now is the time for real coming together.  Langston Hughes said it best in the following poem. 

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.
(America never was America to me.)
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--

Be a Free Spirit and Soar!

Be a Free Spirit!
  
I will heal And not harm
I will love And not hate
I will restore And not demolish
I will help And not hurt
I will seek to understand And not judge or dismiss
I will grow
and not stagnate
~Francis Picabia~

Today, I will own my destiny.  I will start anew.  My options are vast, if I own them.  If I develop a realistic plan, be steadfast in my purpose, I will spread my wings and soar to my goal.  Be a free spirit today!  It's your time to aim high and soar, soar, soar!