I don’t think we celebrate enough. We often wait to celebrate a promotion, or a birthday or a once-a-year day like Thanksgiving, when we should be celebrating something each and every day!
Celebrate life! Celebrate love! Celebrate a beautiful day or finishing a project or simply just having the courage to be who you are. Celebrate something today!
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
Selected Life Lesson
Something that you do that may seem small, will one day make a huge difference for someone else.
-Alli R’s life lesson from Osage City, Kansas
What a huge difference a little care, a little hug, a tiny little ember of compassion can make on someone’s day. A few weeks ago I shared about the importance of spreading just a little bit of love. That was the free kind.
This week is a bit different. Our world is growing more connected each and every day. And I’m not talking about digitally (but it is). I’m talking about how what happens in places like Ghana and Ethiopia and Brazil and Russia; how that affects us here in the United States. And even if we don’t feel it, we do have the power and the capacity to make change in this world.
One simple and easy way to make a difference in the world is to become a Micro-lender. Simply put, you loan money to an entrepreneur who then pays you back. For the next month, I’m sponsoring “One Stream.” An online campaign to change the world. For more information, visit One Stream and see what you can do to change the world.
Together, it is possible.
Selected Life Lesson
A positive attitude is the best medicine.
-Beth H’s life lesson from Urbandale, Iowa
I thought orange juice and rest were the best medicine … ? Well, maybe a positive attitude is the best medicine. Certainly laughter has to make that list then too! Of course I’m having a little fun at positive attitude’s expense, but it’s because I agree with Beth.
Anytime you’re having a bad day or even a bad moment, my suggestion is to take a deep breath, think about something positive, remember a positive outcome or awesome project you worked on. Anything positive to reset your attitude.
It has been really hot here in Kansas City and the last day and a half I have been outside in the sun, so needless to say, I’m a tad worn-out. But tomorrow night, I will get to share my positive attitude with guests at a coffee shop in St. Louis! It’s my second book event and if it’s anything like the first, it’s going to be a great time! It’s going to be great because sharing my passions and dreams with others is my perfect medicine. What’s yours?
I remember going to see the first Toy Story when I was a kid. I saw it in theatre’s with my dad and my brother. It was Pixar’s first animated film I quickly fell in love with Woody, Buzz and the whole gang. Everyone did.
Think about it. Growing up, our toys are our best friends. To us, they are alive. Some of us (myself included) even had imaginary friends. As kids, our imagination is free to run wild – and boy did we let it!
Now, as adults, we’re locked into what’s possible … what’s right … and what the research says.
I recently ran across an article about how the latest, and final, Toy Story came to life. One quote stuck out to me …
“We know screw ups are an essential part of making something good. That’s why our goal is to screw up as fast as possible.” -Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3 Director
Imagine if we lived and worked in a world that really thought that way! Yeah, go ahead and screw up! So… I’m going to give you permission today. Screw up! Screw up big time! But make it worth it. Learn something. Screw up challenging the status quo. You’ll be amazed at what becomes possible.