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The Optimist's Creed

Not sure if I posted this is the past, but I think its a great one. Thanks Karina Graham for emailing this to me.

I promise myself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud…

Delay of Game

Really???




I have been in the corporate world for many years and the one thing that drives me absolutely fucking nuts is the resistance to change. With all the companies I work with/for, there seems to be this old mindset that creeps in that we can't implement change until we get buy in. Im sorry why are executives paid so much money…to sit on their hands so they can wait for change to catch up?

I see why so many companies are stuck in the 80's and its because they take so long to make decisions. A perfect example is printing up slides from powerpoint. I have worked with hundreds of companies that still print slide shows to give to participants. Do we really feel like this is providing value??? Everyone, if not everyone that works in the corporate arena has a laptap or a PDA (if not, you may want to think about going back to the 50's…I hear they have these huge metal things that hold lots of paper and you can file them alphabetically, numerically or dewey decimal style)…

As I learn about my father….

His passion for music begs me to dig deeper into who he was with regard to all of his musical choices. The below mentioned piece is amazing. It was his all time favorite. I now see why, as it is talking about love and the powerful choices we make when falling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VATmgtmR5o4

From Wikipedia:

Context and musical analysis

In the act before this aria, Calaf has correctly answered the three riddles put to all of Princess Turandot's prospective suitors. Nonetheless, she recoils at the thought of marriage to him. Calaf offers her another chance by challenging her to guess his name by dawn. (As he kneels before her, the Nessun dorma theme makes a first appearance, to his words, "Il mio nome non sai!") If she does so, she can execute him; but if she does not, she must marry him. The cruel and emotionally cold princess then decrees that none of her subjects shall sleep that night until his name is discovered. If they fail, all will be killed.
As the final …

You are the new day...

This song is old and many people may not know it. My father introduced it to me in 1989, the year I graduated. I never thought much about the lyrics. Its a great song if you have been down in the dumps. Listen to it in absence of other sounds (use some headphones or be in a place where you have no distractions) and close your eyes. Hear the music and Imagine if you will, your new day.

I have included the lyrics if you are interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=TH2W7tSGuT0

YOU ARE THE NEW DAY
Airwaves
(sung a capella)


I will love you more than me
and more than yesterday
If you can but prove to me
you are the new day

Send the sun in time for dawn
Let the birds all hail the morning
Love of life will urge me say
you are the new day

When I lay me down at night
knowing we must pay
Thoughts occur that this night might
stay yesterday

Thoughts that we as humans small
could slow worlds and end it all
lie around me where they fall
before the new day

One more day when time is running out
for everyone
Like a bre…

I can't help getting emotional when i read something like this

This was an email i got from my mom today. I can tell you that I haven't been the best son, or become the most sucessful (monetarily) in my life, but to get a letter like this from my mom tends to make the world amazing in my eyes.


I am sending this to thank you for being such an amazing person and you make me so proud to have given
birth to such a miracle like you.

You are wonderful and helpful to friends and strangers and you are smart and wise. Have no idea where
you got such an abundance from, but think that a smidgeon came from Dad's and my genes, maybe.

It makes me very happy not to have to worry about you, since I worry about everything else.

I love you very much.

Puss och Kram

Mamma

Okay ladies...

Here goes a question to you all. Why is it that you want to play hard to get? I understand the attraction thing and the chase thing. We all love to be chased, but times are changing. Sometimes guys need reciprocated chasing. Sometimes we need to know that you are thinking about us. If we send you a text message or an email or call you, its not because of our health. Its not because we will die if we don't send it, its because we are thinking about you.

Why is it that if you like a guy, you can't initiate. Screw old fashioned. I'm not saying chivalry is dead, but come on for god sake. Its okay every so often to say that you are thinking of us. It doesn't go against the sacred code of ages that men are supposed to chase women. What is so wrong if you walk up to a good looking guy or a guy you find attractive and say, "Hey, your attractive, how bout meeting for coffee or a drink sometime". I sit back and observe and it seems that more women are bec…

Realization

Sometimes I stare at my computer wondering what to write, other times it comes to me as in a vision. This is not one of the vision times, but rather a realization. Someone very close to me said one time, "Are you in love with me, or in love with the idea of being in love with me" I never really knew what that meant. I always said I was in love with her, but as time has passed and life lessons have been learned, I think that I may have been in love with the idea. Many times the idea of being with someone you love, or the thought of settling in, or possibly having kids and a house. I hadn't given it much thought, but sometimes that idea is better than the actual act of love; or is it?

Recent events in my life have me realizing this truth that someone could like you for the idea of what you bring, maybe not that you bring love to the table. Maybe its a good thing, maybe not. Maybe I am over thinking the situation or maybe its just how i feel. I have had a vision in my head t…