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TODAY, THE GREATEST DAY!

Waking up to the new day, every day,
with the belief that today is going to be
THE greatest, the greatest in all history.
What does that mean?
What does that look like?
For one, today is all there is.
Two, if I reflect upon my own
as well as world history
there is a consistent pattern.
The darkest of days may have not been
so dark with some even turning into being
the best.  Transversely, the best of times
were not usually as wonderful as
them out to be in our nostalgia for days
long gone.   If I embrace not merely
this day, but this moment
and make it THE best it can be,
without judgement or attachment,
but rather knowing at the end of it all
I did, and am doing, the very best I can
today, and each and every day.

-Hope that wherever the wind takes you, that it is a gentle breeze and where ever your path leads that you get there with ease...-

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Today, May It Be, The Day

May Today
Be the Day

You see something
Extraordinarily beautiful
You’ve never seen before

You hear something
Breathtakingly wonderful
You’ve never heard before

You feel something
Spine-tingling sensuous
You’ve never felt before

You experience something
Magically stupendous
You’ve never experienced before

May Today
Be the Day 

 

To His Coy  Mistress
Andrew Marvell

Had we but world enough and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime.
We would sit down, and think which way
To walk, and pass our long love’s day.
Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side
Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide
Of Humber would complain. I would
Love you ten years before the flood,
And you should, if you please, refuse
Till the conversion of the Jews.
My vegetable love should grow
Vaster than empires and more slow;
An hundred years should go to praise
Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze;
Two hundred to adore each breast,
But thirty thousand to the rest;
An age at least to every part,
And the last age should show your heart.
For, lady, you deserve this state,
Nor would I love at lower rate.
       But at my back I always hear
Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.
Thy beauty shall no more be found;
Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound
My echoing song; then worms shall try
That long-preserved virginity,
And your quaint honour turn to dust,
And into ashes all my lust;
The grave’s a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.
       Now therefore, while the youthful hue
Sits on thy skin like morning dew,
And while thy willing soul transpires
At every pore with instant fires,
Now let us sport us while we may,
And now, like amorous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour
Than languish in his slow-chapped power.
Let us roll all our strength and all
Our sweetness up into one ball,
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Through the iron gates of life:
Thus, though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.

Today…And, Everyday

People,
they will be born
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

People,

they will die
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set

The hours between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will laugh
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

People,

they will cry
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set

The moments between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will gain strength
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

 

People,
they will fall ill
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set

The seconds between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will succeed
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

 

People,
they will fail
today, they willl
as surely
as the sun will set

The time between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

People,

they will
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set

Today, and Everyday!

I don’t celebrate today,
but everyday.
I am not one year older but one more year alive.
I accept presents, of loving kindness, always.
I won’t forget to give thanks today,
but everyday.
I am Love and am surrounded with loving kindness.
I accept my responsibility to be present, always.
I won’t forget to give thanks today,
but everyday.
I am grateful that I am afforded this amazing time.
I accept every breath of life’s precious gift.
I won’t forget to give thanks today,
but everyday.

 

Live an Extraordinary Life!

After attending a funeral today of a friend I began to reflect.  Reflect on what?  The bigger picture. What might that picture look like?

It is our duty to live extraordinary lives.

All of us.   We not only deserve to be happy.  It is our duty.  It is not only our hope to do well. It is our duty.

Words like “OK”, “good” and “fine” all are lacking in excitement.  There is no enthusiasm.   Why can we not replace them with  “great”, “brilliant”, “amazing”, “fantastic”, and “excellent” into our normal vocabulary?

Living with a purpose, and having a purpose for living is a driving force.

Why not include them in our normal vocabulary with our children?  At work, with our employees?

The best we can do to honor someone who has passed on before us is to live an extraordinary life.  The happier we are, the more successful we are (both personally and professionally), the more at peace we are (with ourselves and others), the bigger the contributions we make to society, they all are ways to life to the fullest.   Whatever our job, whatever our role, we can make a difference.  We can be great at whatever it is we do.

My friend who was buried today what made him extraordinary was his level of loyalty to others, his drive and dedication, as well as simply being a truly down to earth nice guy.   There are not enough of these people who are willing to do for their friends and others without fail.  They are rare commodities, and we can learn so much from them.

One lesson is that it is never too late to start living and never too early to begin, because we never really know when it will be too late.   Every day, every moment we are here, in every way we have the opportunity to get better and better.   Don’t wait.