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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In the Crowd

I was in an elevator the other day and watched as the people already on the elevator shuffled away when new people got on, or they averted their eyes and turned their heads.
I thought how awful, what does it take to smile at someone and say hello?
What are we afraid of?
How many people do we pass in a day, a week, a month?
How many times do you think people smile at a passerby and greet them?
Probably never.
Sometimes even people in our own work settings seldom take the time to say hello.
Why is that?
A greeting costs nothing, a smile is free and hand shake is worth a thousand words.
Share one!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

To Be Overwhelmed!

I was watching a movie the other day and this comment was made when one character did something totally out of his element and extended a kindness to another. 
The recipient of the generosity commented,
"I don't know what to say. You overwhelm me!"
I stopped and thought, "That is such a powerful statement."
To be overwhelmed by the nature of someone. 
And it gave me pause to consider if I had ever met one single human being who overwhelmed me not just in a moment of kindness but by the manner in which they lived.
Was there one person who was selfless, considerate, who gave freely not for recognition but because they believed in the cause, who governed themselves by a strong moral code, who knew instinctively when a friend needed a helping hand, who never faltered, who led by example, a person that was the rock in the strong tide of life and upon which many anchored themselves.
And I thought if there was a single person who was all these things then they would  be wearing enormous shoes wouldn't they?
Perhaps no single person could be all of this but to have even a few of these qualities would be a fine way to live our lives.

Monday, July 1, 2013


I often find myself using this 11 letter word.

M   Taking time to find Meaning in the things you say and do.
I    Living with Intention.
N  Never hurting others with your words or actions.
D  Delivering on promises and commitments.
 Falling in love with people and circumstances.
U   Unto the earth leaving footprints and making them grand!
L   Laughing often.
N  Never feeling diminished.
E   Expressing your thoughts.
S  Finding a cause big or small and Saving someone.
S  Savoring every moment for it could be your last!

What is your state of mindfulness?