Thursday, August 6,  2015
                                      Summer Edition 284

Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are."  

- Unknown

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. 

-Albert Einstein  


"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy, This is physics."


-Albert Einstein


"It's not what you say, it's what you feel. It's not what you do, it's why you do it."







The articles in the last letter asked you to plan your August. Did you?  Does it appear that it will be as you planned it?

Many of you liked the quotes in the last newsletter from Helen Keller. You'll like this week's also, from 'unknown' as well as from Albert Einstein. Don't glance at them. Read them, read and reflect.

Read below about the three things you cannot recover. It'll strike a cord. 

We were celebrating a birthday over lunch. I had to ask what he had accomplished this past year and what he was going to do to make the next twelve months exciting and fun.  As too many of us do, he talked about doing something but in the distant future. Do it NOW. Plan it NOW. The future never comes.

The kids and grand kids are still out of school. Please, do yourself a favor. Plan to spend some time with them. Swimming, sailing, sports, going on an adventure, something, anything. I'll bet that, when you look back, it'll be a highlight of your summer.

Kids know far better than we do how to enjoy life, how to enjoy the moment, and how to live in the NOW.  Join the kids. Get on the floor. Get stiff and achy. It's worth it and more!

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Three Things

There are three things in life you cannot recover:

The WORD after it is said
The MOMENT after it is past
The TIME after it is gone

We all have thought things that we shouldn't say. We all have said some of those words out loud. Be they right or wrong, in the end, we always ended up hurt by the words. Once said they are eternal and stay with us and others our entire life.

We all get angry. We all want revenge. We all realize it's wrong but, sometimes, we just get so upset we say the WORD out loud.

As we age, ideally, we say the WORD less and less. We know the spoken word hurts us as much as the person it is spoken to.

Bite your tongue. Let's continue to hold back and resist the immediate temptation to say the WORD out loud. How many times have you held back, or worse, did not hold back and let the WORD fly only to learn later that you were wrong? I have. I bet you have too.

The MOMENT is life itself. Kids live in the MOMENT and I bet that is why they are happy and smiling. Kids don't have the adult stress of life. They just live in the MOMENT. Aren't they better off than we are? Kids don't stress, don't spend a lot of time planning for the future or worrying about the past.

Kids can teach us how to live and live well. Kids know the power of the MOMENT. Kids are the best role models for adults. Be a kid, you'll be happier.

Can you count the times in the past week you were distracted by something insignificant only to miss the MOMENT of value? Can you try not to let that happen in the future?

Time wasted is time lost forever. TIME is our most precious asset and none of us know how much time we have left here on earth. Our TIME can be up at any moment.

Every year I suggest that around Thanksgiving you write your current obituary. Or, just write what you have accomplished in the past year. If you are like most, you'll wonder where the TIME went. You may not be pleased with what you have done or have not done.  Reviewing it annually will help.

Some feel we have more than one life on earth, and others feel this is the only one. Regardless of your opinion, why not just make the best of this life, right here, right now.  Make the best of every MOMENT possible, enjoy TIME well spent, and keep the WORD to yourself unless it has positive value.





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