Every day brings a chance for you to begin again

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”– Oprah Winfrey “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”– Marsha Petrie Sue “If I fall, I’ll take the fall and get…

Even in your darkest times you are destined for something greater

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan Poe. In the midst of darkness, light persists.” – Mahatma Gandhi. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” – Madeline L’Engle. “weeping may last for the…

Are you ready for a dive in a Shark Tank?

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But when it comes to their waters – they haven’t held many fish for decades. Naturally, the fishermen had to go further out into the sea to secure their supply of fish. Their fishing boats just got bigger and bigger. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to…

Curiosity Untamed

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”— Walt Disney, as quoted in the end credits of Meet the Robinsons. “Think left and think right and think low and think high….

What do you do when you feel like a loser?

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” -Katherine Dunham “We can easily forget a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -Plato “If you hear a voice within you say…

Keep the shark inside you alive

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther in the sea than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to bring the fish. If the return…

Look out for each other

The planet does not need more “successful people”. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.— Dalai Lama Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you…

Don’t think about tomorrow. Just try to make today excellent!

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam “Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.” – Gretchen Bleiler The January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler highlighted cultural exchange between a high-school…

Open the flower of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” –Henri Matisse “The Japanese say, if the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.” –Lester Cole “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” — Kahlil Gibran “The rose is a rose…