Posts in category Dreams & Schemes for a Legendary Life
The 16 for 16 List
- They want you to think they are funny and cool as well as athletic and hot. But they’ll take funny and cool if the rest is not in their cards…yet.
- They don’t care that much about makeup—on them or you, but a welcoming smile that makes them think they are funny, cool, athletic or hot goes a long way.
- They can’t express it but they want to be accepted as they are—just like you—even when they can’t accept themselves.
- If boys see you value yourself and your dreams they
Surviving Exam Season!
You are a student, you are stressed, and you feel the pressure put on my teachers, parents, and worse – yourself. It’s too much! It really is. Stop and take a breath. Give yourself a little credit. You are more than one exam, one grade, or one day in your life. Do the work you need to do, then get a really good night of sleep. And remember these basic truths!
- Education is a journey, not a race.
- It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get there, just that you keep going.
Join Me in a Year of Gratitude
I am a person who always strives to be better, as I’m sure most of you are. But ongoing growth requires new and different practices for me. And there’s always so many things to work on it can be overwhelming. So I decided to pick one thing for the year and delve deep into the study and practice of it. It’s sort of my theme for the year, and next year I can pick something new.
This, as you’ve guessed from the title… Continue reading
Discovering the Power of Gentleness is a Gift.
I was blessed to have dinner with both my parents this week for my father’s birthday. As we enjoyed food and wine and each other’s company, I was compelled to reach over and hold my dad’s hand in both of mine. We smiled at each other, said a few things, and had a moment. But what I felt was a flood of gratitude that we reached this moment in our relationship where we could express love and appreciation rather than what might have become the frustration and contempt I see in many relationships… Continue reading
Disappointments Are Pivotal Moments
There are always going to be times in our lives when we lose a role on a team, a part in a play, or are replaced by new fresh blood—either at school, work, or at home.
This is never an easy experience.
It is an experience that can make you feel too old, too young, too inexperienced, inadequate, threatened, embarrassed, and even fearful of becoming irrelevant (and therefore you will lose your job, your partner will dump you, your children will abandon you, and you’ll become homeless and die alone).
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Fight For Your Dreams!
There are so many great quotes from Robert Kennedy about the power of dreams, and following your dreams, but he is also the one who said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
Which is my note for today. It’s easy to say, dream big or go home. Dreaming is the easy part. It’s the doing that’s the scary part. Achieving dreams takes action—sometimes daring action. But there are also practical steps you can take to ensure your goals get a little closer within reach.
1-Knowledge: Become an
Authentic Encouragement~How to help a friend, colleague or family member through a rough spot.
Encouragement is a basic human need.
It was late in my life when I really learned the importance and the power of encouragement. Once it struck, it struck deep. I couldn’t believe what a self-absorbed person I was prior. I didn’t really think about consciously encouraging anyone. Since I began to understand this basic human need, I’ve gotten a little better at it. I’ve also learned it takes time and practice as well as insight and sincerity to really get it right.
It’s… Continue reading