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Help Paddle Someone Else’s Boat

October 26, 2012

Help Paddle Someone Else’s Boat(Excerpt from IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – HOW TO SUCCEED IN TURBULENT TIMES

What a splendid concept this is.  Take your eyes off you and focus on making someone else’s day, goal, dream come alive.  Helping others solve their problems allows them to experience empowerment while also experiencing connection, community, and comfort.

Something happens to you, too.  Your problems are no longer a focal point, freeing your creative juices from the paralysis of fear and worry.  Your hopes and dreams begin to gestate since you are not anxiously and prematurely pulling up the desired end to inspect the roots.  Without a doubt, working toward the benefit of others serves the server as well.

On still another level, you are experiencing the joy that comes with making the world a better place.  You have helped someone live well.  Remember how it feels to see the joy on someone’s face, knowing that you put it there?  Think back and re-experience it.  Great feeling, isn’t it?  You can visit that memory and sit there long enough to put a BIG smile on your own face AND you can do it again for someone else.  Mahatma Gandhi said,“Be the Change you want to see in the world.”

Do what you can, when you can, for who you can, while you can.  When you want to see a difference, simply be the difference. 

Hope for Tomorrow

May 6, 2011

Ever notice how things sometimes get harder as you approach completion of a worthy endeavor?  Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed, all that stands between us and utter breakdown are our attitudes and  our hope for tomorrow.  My daughter Chelsea put it eloquently, ”

“Fighting while smiling, even though I feel there is nothing left to give.. Though the thunderstorm hurls winds, lightening and rain, I know a rainbow awaits.. somewhere, sometime.”
Michael Thomas, Program Manager, University of Michigan, Dearborn, whose interview was chronicled in  my book, IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – HOW TO SUCCEED IN TURBULENT TIMES,  said, “Faith, education and hope  will help us weather any storms.”  It may feel like you are faced with more than you can manage but hang in there.  You will get through it.”  Keep the faith… For “Joy cometh in the morning.”

It’s Within That Counts

February 20, 2011

My # 2 daughter, Chelsea is fast becoming a part of this effort to add to your day.  Thank you AGAIN Chelsea.  Your poem offers food for thought.

Artwork by Chelsea McKnight

People always try to glamorize their lives, publicize their ties and muffle out their cries..open up your eyes to what we all disguise and we could share our minds and deeply empathize.. – Chelsea McKnight

A Harmony That Learns

Let the gift of the real you meet the gift of the real me and we will recognize  one another emanating a harmony that warms, that learns, that heals.

The Success Wave in Human Nature

October 17, 2010

Enjoy and ponder on the “Sayings” and “Thoughts” at the end of Chapter 2, The Success Wave in Human Nature from my new release.

Sayings

“Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time for time is the stuff life is made of. “ – Benjamin Franklin

“Hindsight may be twenty-twenty vision but Insight is golden. “                                -Clifton McKnight

“Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it.”                                    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Opportunities are sometimes challenges cleverly disguised as problems.” or “Problems are just opportunities in work clothes.”                                               – Les Brown ?

Thoughts

If you find yourself down in the gutter, as you rise, consider how you got there. That way you don’t have to repeat yourself.

The life we perpetuate is the life we recreate!

Mental begets physical.  Persistent or intense thought lead to action and manifestation.

From IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES -How to Succeed in Turbulent Times

Think Good Thoughts Then Connect

September 24, 2010

Think Good Thoughts Then Connect

I endeavor to treat my mind and spirit daily with a little prayer, meditation and affirmation, then I get to work.  I was busily focused at my desk at work and a wonderful thing happened!  I received a knock on the door.  At times when we are trying to finish a task we can be off center when something interrupts that flow .  I am so glad that I followed my morning ritual today because that did not occur and I was poised to receive a magnificent energy from the passer by.

His name is Chuck Croner.  He is a recent retiree who reminded me through his conversation and spirit that angels still walk the earth in human form.  As he shared and asked questions of me my heart and spirit were filled with the joy of this awareness.

Please, pause, focus on all that is good with you and the world, then drink deeply from the positive spirits around you.  The wonderful thing is, if you take the time to treat your spirit prior to quenching your thirst, you will provide a refreshing elixir for others as well.  We are then energized to continue making a difference where the world is not yet right.  Enjoy today and help make someone else’s day.


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