Ain’t nobody got time for rejuvenation

BUSY BUSY BUSY

There’s SO much to do . . .

It’s cool to emulate the March Hare

Are you always late for a very important date?

Isn’t EVERYONE?

“SOMEONE SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!”

If this represents your general disposition, YOU are the ONLY person who can do something about this . . . and you can nip it in the bud at the EXACT time you want your release from this insanity simply by deciding to do so.

It’s easier than you think.

Begin with scheduling a few blocks of time in your daily routine . . . Entitle them “Rejuvenation”. Treat these as being of HIGH importance.

Learn to say: “NO” when the siren call of others’ urgency clamor to distract you . . . to suck your attention into their drama.

Turn off your phone without apology.

Go take a walk!
Read a good book!

Have lunch with a friend!

Go to a movie!

When you return to the fray, and people ask where you’ve been, just smile and reply: “I was in a very important appointment!’

No further ‘splanation necessary!

Make a habit of this, and something mystical will happen.

You’ll find yourself getting more done with less effort in EVERY facet of your life.

You’re Welcome!

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Ya gotta kill’m whilst they’re young

A rancher was returning from his weekly journey across the desert with his feed and provisions from the COOP when he came upon a man who was walking dead center of the railroad tracks. It was obvious that the man had been walking a LONG time and appeared to be near death -sun-baked, dehydrated and barely able to walk. As the rancher approached, the man collapsed into a veritable bag of flesh and bones. The rancher picked the man up, put him in his truck and proceeded home.

When they arrived, the rancher and his wife took the man into the house and tended to his needs – Water – bath – fresh clothes, Food and a comfortable bed.

The man slept for 2 days. When the Ranchers noticed him beginning to stir, the wife thought it would be good to offer the man some smooth hot tea with honey tea, so she put the tea-pot on the stove. The man was still very weak and not quite coherent when the teapot reached a rolling boil and began to whistle softly at first and increasingly louder. SUDDENLY, the man screamed, leapt out of the bed, grabbed a baseball bat that was leaning in the corner and commenced pummeling that teapot until it was rendered duly destroyed. The Rancher and his wife were understandably alarmed, and didn’t interfere with this teapot murder lest the crazy man turn on THEM with that bat. When things settled down, the rancher, with great trepidation, asked the question: “Why did you destroy our teapot?”

The man’s simple response?: “Ya gotta kill’m when they’re young!

We all have triggers deeply embedded in our psyche from prior experiences and every one of us has a threshold . . . and myriad ways of coping.

Commonly labeled “PTSD” -Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

When we acknowledge our own personal version of PTSD (without judgement), I believe we learn gracious forgiveness when we witness people acting “irrationally” or “out of character”.

Let’s be kind . . . Ask why . . . and hold the space simply by listening.

Generosity of soul!

January 1, 2022

Welcome to your version of 2022!

Begin with your wheel

What are YOUR ROLES in your life?

THIS is a defining point for you . . .

When you authentically identify, roles in your life . . .

You learn WHO you are . . .

And when you FINALLY get to know who you are . . .

You’ll find yourself in that uncomfortable place of realizing WHY?

Your PASSION for this WHY will drive you from within towards TAKING RESPONSIBILITY in the form of . . .

TAKING ACTION!

But HOW?

You’ve got the rest of your life to do something about this.

I have faith in you.

You have the strength to move forward to your version of greatness.

We are SO glad that you are choosing to follow your passion.

Let’s GO!

Your work has only just begun.

Tis the season to serve 1st YOU, then others

In the following days and weeks, many of us will be doing for others even though we may be empty of time, energy, and/or money. We may feel obliged to give “enough” . . . such that our gift is commensurate in thought, creativity, cost, and “FAME” wins the competition to give the BEST gift.

If you’re nodding your head with recognition of this annually recurring theme, I hereby proclaim that YOU are EXEMPT from the fracas. I’m not suggesting that you not give ANY gifts . . . instead, I am encouraging you to give yourself the first gift with your attention to your Spiritual, Mental, and physical well being. What is this gift that NO ONE else is likely to give you . . .? This gift honors who you are and what you stand for. This gift offers inner peace and rejuvenation. This gift to yourself gives you the space you need in order to weather, with confidence and joy, the “STORM” – MAELSTROM? which may have traditionally has cast a pall which has cause a forgetting of the reason for the season.

Let go . . . and LET’S GO! this holiday season by intentionally reserving a little slice of time at the beginning of each day for practicing our Spiritual (Meditate/Pray), Mental (Read/Listen to podcast), Emotional (Love, laugh, play), and physical (exercise, eat a healthy meal.

First thing EVERY day . . . do this, and you will amaze yourself with your own generosity to gifting others . . . effortlessly.

Here’s the REAL gift of this post: It’s not just for the Holidays . . . On January 2, simply resolve to continue caring for yourself in this way each and every day, and I believe your overall quality of life will improve markedly.

AND your generosity of gift giving will be effortless and more from your heart.

I’ll close this with an affirmation from Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

The Law of Giving

I will put the law of Giving into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

  1. Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come in contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth, and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.
  2. Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, ,money, a compliment, or a prayer.
  3. I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection,appreciation, and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy, and laughter.”

Blessings to you from Owen Hollow!

Are you in need of assistance?

While travelling from Owen Hollow to my office this morning, I saw a man standing beside his relatively new, disabled truck (RAM) with hazard blinkers. Because we truck owners respect each other (We make way for each other to merge in heavy traffic and always acknowledge appreciation with a wave), I pulled over to offer assistance.

What non truck owners probably may not know is that “Brand Matters”, and we are VERY passionate about our brands; therefore, we take great pleasure in assisting other truck owners with other than-our- brand trucks which have FAILED and NEED assistance. (This demonstrates weakness)

This RAM owner had to withstand an appropriate level of snickering and ribbing from this diehard FORD owner while we together worked through the task at hand (changing a flat tire).

It was like shooting fish in a barrel for me . . . He was a sitting duck.

Some folks might disagree that a flat tire has anything whatsoever with the quality of the Brand of truck, but . . . Invariably, after the work was done and we truck owners were respectfully parting ways, I just HAD to poke the bear one last time . . . Glad to help you, but you DO know that, if you had a FORD, this would not have happened, don’t you?

We both chuckled and headed to the office.

1 block later

A lady with a dog in her HONDA accord was standing next to her car looking flustered. The guy in the RAM was behind me . . . We both simultaneously gave each other a thumbs up, and we both pulled over to help get her car out of the travel lane (the engine had stopped).

As I was leaving her, I thought: “If only she were driving a FORD TRUCK” . . .

and the guy behind me was likely thinking: “If only she were driving a RAM TRUCK” . . .

Know your people/Tribe, and serve EVERYONE whenever able.

It’s a truck thing . . .