When Happiness Catches Your Eye

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When Happiness Catches Your Eye

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When Happiness Catches Your Eye

Taking life one beautiful step at a time, and allowing happiness to catch your eye - what a great way to live.  We have to pull away from those moments of doubt and confusion and focus our thoughts on our true purpose.  

We have to allow ourselves to be generous, kind, and forgiving.  When we really search out those things that give us joy we find a new meaning, a new purpose - a reason to go on. 

When happiness catches your eye, linger on the moment without jumping to the next moment.  Spend time relaxing and drinking in the calm.  Live in the moment. 

Live in the moment

We have to practice happiness.  I found this video on  the surprising science of happiness - something to ponder on.  

 

 

 

 


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Risk Takers

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Risk Takers

Risk Takers

How long has it been seen you have felt the Adrenalin pumping through your veins as you landed your first big deal,  sold that property, or made the biggest financial score of your life time?  What risks do you remember taking?  Would you take them again?  Would you advise others to take the same risks? 

Risk Takers

 

I happened upon a group of young adults  this past weekend who were enjoying themselves by swinging off the walking bridge that spans the width of the Colorado River, just outside of Moab Utah.  With nothing more than a rope and true grit, each young man took their turn toppling off the side of the bridge holding onto a rope about 8 to 10 feet long.  The rope they were swinging from wasn't a bungee cord either, so once  their bodies weight hit the end of the rope, their shoulders would have to take the full force of the blow. But the thrill - it'll get yea, and that is what these young adults were after.

But the thrill - it'll get yea.

Risk takers, thrill seekers.  As their bodies are swinging in  mid-air, there is the additional thrill of knowing you have to let go of the rope and drop your body into the wild and muddy Colorado below you.  Then you will need to swim out of the river and hope you don't get caught in an underwater eddie.  Then there is the potential that the cops will be called and your mom will have to pick you up at the police department.  Putting caution to the wind - you take that risk anyways.

..you take that risk anyways.

Some opportunities in life and in business don't come along very often.  Even when they do, we forget to take those risks, and instead favor the easy route - or easy chair.  Age refines us,  and defines us.  We no longer want to jump in feet first without seeing the bottom of the pool.  If  you want to see whats at the bottom of the pool, that is perfectly fine.  It just means you've learned a little along life's highway. A good dose of business savvy has set it's mark upon your life.

You may no longer be that dare devil you were in your early years, or that  thrill seeker who just couldn't stop to ask "is thing safe?"  But It is still very important to make sure that you never allow yourself to be defined by others.  There are still some risks out there for you.

The risks you take now days depend on your level of physical and mental preparedness.  We know how fun it is to win, but our journey through life teaches us lessons.  Lessons that help us define our own character and balance our daily living. I do have to admit, that if I were years younger I would be joining those very same young men for a dive into the river.  I'd be crazy not too!

Let the young be young - even in their 50's, 60's, and beyond.


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Winds of Change

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Winds of Change

 Time changes everything, and we need to be able to re-evaluate our own lives and the direction we are headed in. It doesn’t matter if the direction is one we have selected for ourselves, or one where life itself has lead us there unaware. Sometimes those things that we thought mattered most, are not important any longer. Rather, things that we overlooked or have forgotten from the past come closer to our new reality.Change is an emotional experience that reminds us that nothing is permanent. It teaches us to prioritize those things that are really important.

Change can mean loss, but it can also mean gaining as well. Changes can impact our lives right out of the blue without any time to accept what is happening to us; nor plan for what will come next. Sometimes you are just thrown into the mire and expected to sink or swim. There is a time of uncertainty where you do not know what is going to happen.

Dealing with change isn’t always easy. 5 Winds of ChangeYou could try to forget about the change and get used to new items or circumstances. You can choose to Ignore the changes happen in your life. But in the end some level of acceptance has to take place.

There are a number of factors that increase ones struggle to change. We have to learn that change happens for a reason. We have to learn to teach ourselves the truth. Not all change will have closure, but we have to learn to build those emotional bridges over that portion of our life so we can move past a particular moment in time.

A number of quotes that emphasize overcoming change are as follows:

  • -Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future ~unknown
  • -The key to change... is to let go of fear ~unknown
  • -Change is the essence of life ~Reinhold Niebuhr
  • -Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become~ Reinhold Niebuhr
  • -Ecclesiastes 3: 1-22 ~The Bible

Benefits of Change

Unknown opportunities and new experiences are a benefit that can come from change. While change is inevitable in everything we do, change keeps life interesting, and ensure that bad situations won’t last forever. Change gives us the opportunity to move on with our lives.

We have to look at the positives of change and draw from that energy. We have to give change a chance to move us, teach us, and mold us into something new – something better.AAEAAQAAAAAAAALWAAAAJGU2MWM2ODEzLWYyZDAtNDYzMy1hY2EzLTE3NjhkZjQ3MGVmNg Winds of Change

Here are a few quotes that help to inspire the idea that change can be good if we allow it to happen naturally. Often we find that change allows us to regain ourselves, and start enjoying people places and things again. The winds of change can be very good.

Here are a few life lesson quotes about change.

  • “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu
  • “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
  • “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

When the winds of change blow in your direction, I hope you will learn from them; and embrace them. Learn to change in a positive way that magnifies your life and allows you to appreciate the differences in circumstances. Change can be good if you let.

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Here are a few quotes that help to inspire the idea that change can be good if we allow it to happen naturally. Often we find that change allows us to regain ourselves, and start enjoying people places and things again. The winds of change can be very good.

Here are a few life lesson quotes about change.

  • “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu
  • “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
  • “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

When the winds of change blow in your direction, I hope you will learn from them; and embrace them. Learn to change in a positive way that magnifies your life and allows you to appreciate the differences in circumstances. Change can be good if you let.


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Getting back in the game after an Injury

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Public Health Eating Disaster

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Are You A Public Health Eating Disaster


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Politics of Food -Vote with your Fork

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Politics of Food -Vote with your Fork