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Thursday, December 28, 2006 Going back, moving forward... Sometimes we have to go back in order to move forward.
Year end is always a very reflective time. We glimpse back over the year and compare them to the resolutions, the dreams, the hopes, the schemes. It's been such an amazing year for me, that the journey back has been a joyous one.
I have accomplished all of the goals I set for myself this year; not exactly like I planned, but in enough of a form as to assure me that life is here to be lived to its fullest.
I stated that I needed to be friends with the top motivational speakers at the beginning of the year, and I ended up sharing the pages with many of them in the book "101 Great Ways to Improve your Life." Soon after I declared that I would hang less with the people with more questions that answers, and more time with the people with more answers than questions, my entire associations changed. Some amazing people came into my life to become my friends and mentors.
They introduced me to The Secret, which took everything I knew in my head, and put it squarely within my soul. Living the LOA every day now is such a joy, that there is no struggle... only the manifestation of my visions.
I now teach others the power of this amazing law, and witness in rapture as their dreams come true.
And I am so looking forward to my future.
Just this week I came to yet another fork. I could choose to continue to focus on the projects that I have yet to complete... or I can go back and look at my wealth of material and make something out it.
I'm going back, in order to move forward.
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With your new year right around the corner, take a moment to look back and rejoice in your success... and ahead at your possibilities.
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Monday, December 25, 2006 Remember... Whatever you believe in, however you see the world, use this time wisely to remember what is most important to YOU and keep that holy.
To those that you hold dear in your heart, let it out. Let them know how much you love them. It doesn't have to be the latest PS2-3-4-5-6 or iPurchase... a card, a call... a smile.
Look around you and be cheerful about what you DO have, instead of focusing on what you DON'T.
When thinking about next year and all those resolutions, envision yourself the way you want to be instead of vowing to change what you think is wrong.
And think of others in help... and give. Don't pre-judge and think that the money is going to be in the hands of the liquor store owner soon. You may just be helping them bring a little joy to a child that didn't ask to struggle.
'Tis the season to be jolly. OK, so it doesn't seem as magical as when you were a kid... does anything? The world doesn't change nearly as much as our perception of it. We just used to look at it and wonder more. It seemed more exciting because we saw not-knowing as a chance to explore, rather than an uncertainty needing to be feared.
So today, take a moment to take an extra breathe... take an extra look around... make an extra call... share and extra smile... give a little extra to someone who just might have needed that little extra to make all the difference in the world.
A little extra to an ordinary life is extraordinary!
Friday, December 22, 2006 Moving forward... Move forwards toward the future, not away from the past.
The negative cycle has ceased and returned to the sea like a poorly made sandcastle abandoned by children with better games to play.
We all get bumps in the road, challenges that test our character, that remind us that as long as we remain a part of this world that 'human' things are going to happen.
What I did about my moments is went back to the drawing board, focused on needed to be done RIGHT in the future, and put all my energy into making sure of it.
You see, whenever we feel bad about the past, we sometimes give up on the future and think it too is going to be bad. Well, guess what? By thinking that way, it becomes that way.
It takes a lot to get back up, dust ourselves off and go at it again.. but that's exactly what needs to get done.
So I made my list, and systematically did the right stuff, in order to get the right results. That turns what went 'wrong' into a lesson instead of a failure.
I am also grateful for it happening. Oh, I didn't like it at the time... and I'm still going to miss what was lost, but it also put some other plans into action that will change my life forever... making it even better in the future!
Proaction is better than reaction... but a good reaction is better than inaction.
Sunday, December 17, 2006 No... YOU... The road of Life leads us together, it's not accident we bump into one another.
"I manifested you," she told me. "No," I responded, "I manifested YOU." "No - I - You."
And so it went until the evening ran out and it was time to head home.
The event started at 12 noon. Following the advice of all those smart networking books, I got there a half hour early so I could mingle.
As soon as I introduced myself to her she exclaimed, "GuruStu!!" as if she had been waiting for me to arrive.
I had only heard of this event from an email, so I had an open mind... yet being in the presence of her and her mother, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my heart opened as well.
As people started coming in and arranging themselves around the table, there didn't seem to be any purpose to the order... until people introduced themselves. People of similar backgrounds and ties all clumped together... this person's movie is starring that person's cousin; these people and those people were sharing an anniversary; while another one's husband just went to see someone else in a seminar the day before. Then finally, the gentleman across from me had to ask... "were you an actor in New York in the 80's?" Yeah. "Cause you and I worked at New York City Opera as Supers." Whoa!
I though his name was familiar, though the face was somewhat changed. He claimed that my good fortune of still having enough hair kept me looking the same. (Thanks mom!)
As she spoke to the group, I could feel the energy pulse out in all directions. She knew the power of Attraction, as well as all the others in the Secret. Each time she looked at me, it was like a beacon from a lighthouse, calling me home.
Finally it was my turn to talk. I was the last one, so I joked that I was the headliner. I went about my usual entertaining tidbits, breaking into the principles of DARE and talking about my hopes and my dreams.. then suddenly I said something that all made sense.
"I'm so thrilled to be here... because I got a chance to see my past," pointing to my old friend... then pointed to her, "and now I get to see my future."
Saturday, December 16, 2006 The seven secrets to success A friend sent this to me... he lives in a very wise house...
A Room with a Point of View
1. The Roof said "Aim high" 2. The Fan said "Be cool" 3. Clock said "Every minute is precious" 4. The Mirror said "Reflect before you act" 5. The Window said "See the world" 6. The Calender said "Be up-to-date" 7. The Door said "Push hard to achieve your goals"
Friday, December 15, 2006 The power Our thoughts have power, positive and negative.
The last several days have been an amazing testament to the power of our thinking. In this case, the power of MY thinking.
I have had some amazing positive things happen to me when I thought good things... and a few days ago, had some negative thoughts that quickly manifested itself as well.
I made some bad choices in the past, some of which I regretted to the deepest part of my being. People close to me got hurt by my actions, and by my lack of actions. That put me into a downward spiral of negativity... and even though I pulled out of it as quickly as I could, the thoughts went out there.
Suddenly some bad things came. My computer crashed unexpectedly, in the middle of something important... then the grocery cart that hangs in the garage was stolen... things like that.
So yesterday I started to put out as many good thoughts as I could... sending out kudo emails to people for their great work.. and thank you notes to the people who have been by me through the good times and the bad.
So even though I think positively as often as I can, every once in a while, something human comes along. Life isn't about only having good and never having bad; it's about going through each one and learning as we grow.
And so it doesn't feel like the storm is over quite yet, but I'm dedicated to making it all right again soon. What matters now is getting through it and end up not just standing, but standing strong.
Sunday, December 10, 2006 In the garden Where you plant your seeds, eventually a garden grows.
Ironic that the last post was entitled "never too busy" and yet that's exactly what I was. I've been doing the actions that successful people do... they show up.
So I showed up.
I had a TON of things to do this weekend; lots of plans and invites to attend. All of them went out the window when I was invited to an event in Scottsdale Arizona by one of the people I drove to the airport a few months back. All expense paid, just show up.
I wondered how much free was going to cost me.
But what I saw and learned this weekend is not about costs, but investments. Some money, sure, but more about time, and effort, and faith.
It was such a whirlwind weekend, travelling in limos to big parties held by CEOs of companies; chatting to the founder of Quizno's on how he got his ideas; living large among the people I envisioned so many months ago.
It bordered on overwhelming, yet overflowed with wonderous abundance. Opportunities were all around me, and I could see the fork in the road that I stood in. I could so easily see the past filled with old habits... and the future, brightly colored and unfinished. I had to make a choice, a commitment... to myself more than anything.
And I did.
And so my future is painted green... a new product called MeridiumXN. It's patented and is designed for optimum health of the body. It fits in perfectly with my plan to add products to my DARE to be your BEST program; and strongly follows my philosophy -that no living thing be hurt & that it helps people. This really seems to do it.
Yes, it's also distributed through network marketing; and yes, I've already encountered the naysayers... but I also have plans to form a team of light-minded people who want to change the world. Abundance will come, but only through the spreading of knowledge and products that make the world a better place.
Another test of a product is if the people I trust, trust the product. My mentor joined after he heard about it, as did the legendary Les Brown. These are people who when they tell me to jump, I ask "how high?"... and so said "jump" so which life am I to choose... happiness or hypocrisy?
So if anyone want to know more about this amazing product or has a burning passion to be on that team, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Thursday, December 07, 2006 Never too busy... This is one of my favorite stories. I received it again recently from someone who I hope remembers how special she's always been to me...
Too Busy for a Friend...
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name
Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.
It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.
That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.
On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. "Really?" she heard whispered. "I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!" and, "I didn't know others liked me so much." were most of the comments.
No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.
Several years later, one of the students was killed in Viet Nam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.
The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.
As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. "Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked. She nodded: "yes." Then he said: "Mark talked about you a lot."
After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
"We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket. "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it."
Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.
"Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see, Mark treasured it."
All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home."
Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album."
"I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary."
Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group "I carry this with me at all times," Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: "I think we all saved our lists."
That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.
The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.
So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late.
And One Way To Accomplish This Is: Send this message on. If you do not send it, you will have, once again passed up the wonderful opportunity to do something nice and beautiful.
If you're "too busy" to take those few minutes right now to forward this message on, would this be the VERY first time you didn't do that little thing that would make a difference in your relationships?
The more people that you send this to, the better you'll be at reaching out to those you care about.
Remember, you reap what you sow. What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.
May Your Day Be As Blessed As
You Are Special
"...The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another."
Friday, December 01, 2006 Farewell to AIDS December 1st is National AIDS day, Sign the bottom of this letter and pass it along to everyone you know. Send emails, post it to your blog... or just take the time to think about it quietly.
Nothing will happen to you if you break this chain... but maybe if enough of us sign it, the message will one day be heard.
I know this one is legit, because I wrote it.
In light and love,
****************************** A Farewell to AIDS ******************************
I've know you've been around for a long time now, but it's just not working out. It's not any one thing you did, it's EVERYTHING you did.
I know that years ago everyone invited you to their party and you loved to get around, but aren't you getting a little old for that now?
You came and stole a couple of my friends and I didn't understand why. Never mind the fact that I wanted to grow old with these people. I asked you to stop. A whole bunch of us got together to shout your name in the streets. You even marched right along side us, all the while plotting to take away more. You didn't care.
You also brought out the ugly side of a lot of people. Speaking of 'not caring', large groups of people saw what you did and turned away. They just let you have your way, wrecking havoc, devastating entire cities. These people didn't even know you, but they supported you. Some of them even took glee in it, and wished harm on others because of their differences. They actually felt more righteous the more damage you caused.
But you see, I wouldn't wish you on anyone; not even them. I'm not that kind of person. Unlike you, when I come into someone's life, I vow to make it better. You can't say the same thing, can you?
So, December 1st is National AIDS day. Just because it's got your name on it, don't think this is a celebration in your honor. It isn't. You're not welcome here.
So let's dispense with the formalities. Just pack your bags and get off this planet. We can all live a much better life without you.