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I Am Free

Life is Life

We all have one

But, how many days

Are spent actually living?

How many are wasted?

And, never really fully tasted?

The moments that pass by

Without any conscious

Recognition

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How many opportunities

Friends

Love

Relationships

Money

Fun

Joy

Peace

Happiness

Pass us by each and every day?

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How many times do we hesitate

Because, of fear

Or out of guilt

Or getting caught up

In thinking

Judging the moment

Instead of being in flow

Letting our minds go

Allowing ourselves to be free

To explore

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Today, I have really galvanized what I want out of life and who I want to be. Ironically, the two coincide:  Peace, Love and Joy.

These are not just emotions but a state of being.   They are also available every moment of every day.  I need not wait for someone, some thing, or some place for me to be in that state.
In order to get to that state, my focus is on gratitude.   Unconditional gratitude and appreciation for everything and everyone.    Being consciously aware of the moment, and to get to a place where I can find:
Peace:  For it is with peace, that I allow self-acceptance to flow as well accepting of others as they are wherever they are.
Joy:     Through joy, I find fun and happiness that culminates in celebration, which can be for no reason whatsoever.

Love:   With the intention of love, it is my focus, and through such I find freedom.

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Through these, I experience ultimate freedom because no longer does anyone (family, friends, coworkers, colleagues, strangers, etc.) or anything (money, location, job – or lack thereof,  etc.) can control me, because I am free.
Free to be,

Me!

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I choose when and where, and with who, I spend my time with those that exemplify peace, love and joy in their own life in their own way.
I no longer need to wait to have fun.  I no longer need to wait to be happy.  I no longer need to wait for anything to be at peace, to be in joy, or be in a state of love – for self or others.
The world may be chaotic, but it always has and most likely always will.   We can wait forever for it to change, but waiting is not tasting, and life is meant to be spent living.
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What is fun?
What brings you Joy?
Happiness?
Today……….
Going to a movie
Staying home and watching TV
Going for a walk
Making out
 Going to a concert
Heading out on a road trip
Going on vacation
Taking an extended nap
Going to the spa
Meeting someone new
Going to the park
Making money
Going to the zoo
Making love
Going absolutely nowhere
Eating in
Going to the most amazing restaurant
Learning something new
Going to an art exhibit
Making art
Going to a meet a friend
Video chat
Going dancing on the town
Being in a movie
Going for a long kayak trip
Closing a great deal
Going to work
Getting unexpected money
Going out
Playing a sport or an instrument
Going to the mall
Watching the sunrise or sunset
(Or Both!!!)
Going to the beach
Taking a drive up the mountain
Going for a picnic
Jump out of a plane
Going to someplace new
Reading
Going for a weekend getaway
Write
Going to the gym
Take pictures
Going to have pictures taken
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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”

― Henry David Thoreau

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Human, We Are, Even If We Forget Sometimes

Sometimes, we forget or neglect
the fact that we are
Human,
and whether it be
an act of kindness,
a time of sadness,
a touch of love,
a moment of joy,
or a moment of anger,
it is human to feel
it is human to touch
it is human to weep
it is human to wonder
it is human to doubt
it is human to remember
it is human to seek
it is human to enjoy
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Come On In…You Are Welcome….

You Are Welcome!
 
And, Thank you….
 
(Please)

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You are Welcome!

Come in, take off your shoes and stay awhile.
It matters not where you came from
or where you are going either,
it matters not your race or creed,
your gender, or your religious
beliefs, (or lack thereof),
because here in this sanctuary
here you are free and you
you can be yourself.

The rules there are not many,
and they are simple in their complexity.
Treat others as you would like to be treated
with kindness, compassion and empathy
in thee.  Because, here in this sanctuary
here we are free and we
we can be yourselves.

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And, thank you….
 
For seeing beyond this body and this face
beyond any race, because the only competition
is with myself and with no one else
 
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

For seeing me as but a man, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as young, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as old, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a leader, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a follower, it limits severely all that I am 
 
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James


(Please)
 
Continue being you,
because the world it needs you
for your gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and all its magical charm.
 
Continue being you,
through and through 
and not what the world thinks you
should be limiting your very 
gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and its magical charm.

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Husband Of The Year Award

Good morning,

And, how are you today?  First, the sunrise this morning was unreal.  I love both sunsets and sunrises equally and today was purely magical – as is everyone I have been blessed to witness.

This particular sunrise was in Boca as I was picking up two passengers to take to the tri-rail.  From there, I picked up a gentleman who had flew in from Brazil this morning.  He was on his way to see his wife who is here on a student Visa.  He comes back and forth staying here for a couple of weeks at a time.   An engineer, he had a company that was very successful.   He sold that to a foreign investor for a nice profit and put those profits into real estate, but the economy in Brazil has tanked so over half of his buildings are vacant.

Between the cost of living between two countries, college costs and expenses for his wife, and his son-in-law who is also in college, he averages over $200,000 in those expenditures alone.   Having that in savings, he can do it, but it has been a struggle not having a return in investment to compensate.

They are on their third year ($600,00), and she has applied to Lynn University for her Master’s Degree.   They will find out soon.   His pressing need is to change his status in the US, because right now even though his business is in Brazil and not in the US, he is having to pay taxes.

But, he fully supports his wife’s education along with his son-in-law.  He continues going back and forth.  He continues to make the best of it.

Is that not what marriage is about?  

Supporting one another through it all and seeing the bigger picture of one another’s dreams.

Is that not what relationships are about? 

Giving and receiving, mutually respecting, honoring one another (and the collective conscious of the whole) and co-creating – whether on a personal and/or a professional level.

Is that not what life is about?

We are all in this together.

And, on that note​….​

How can I support you today?
How can you support me?  
How can we support one another?

….as one big happy family cohabitating on this
most beautiful plane of existence we collectively
call Earth as we mutually benefit from one another’s
existence. 

 

Embrace Your  Adjective(s)

 
However it is
that You
describe
You

How others describe You
maybe who you think
You are

But, that is a far cry
from who
You are

Or, maybe the two
they coincide

But, let not their
adjective(s)
automatically become
your adjective(s)

Let not the adjective(s)
be demoralizing
to the mind
crippling to the soul

Allow the adjective(s)
to flow
from the mind
to the soul

Embrace
You(r)

AWESOME

BEAUTIFUL

CREATIVE

DELICIOUS

EXQUISITE

FUN

GLORIOUS

HAPPY

INNOVATIVE

JOYOUS

KILLER

LOVABLE

MALLABLE

NOBLE

OPEN

PIONEERING

QUICK-WITTED

 

REMARKABLE


SPECTACULAR

TERRIFIC

UNBREAKABLE

VICTORIOUS

WISE

XOXOX

YOUTHFUL

ZESTFUL


Adjective(s)

Time…She Loves Me? (Not)

O​H​  WOW! 
It’s already been what?​!?!?
30, 40, 50, 60,70, 80 some  years?
Oh, where does ​ (did)​  it go?
That time we thought we had?
Where were you then?
Did you know me?
Did you know me when?
How about now? 
Do you really?
And, where will you be?
And, where will we go?
Will I know you?
​10? ​ 20?  30?
Years, months, hours?
How about me?
W​here am I going to be?
I ​ (we) guess we’ll
have to wait 
and see​!​

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Love | Life – And, the Rose that knows

Love turns
Love burns
Love yearns

But, so to, does life …..

In silence, I find my inner voiceIn darkness,I find my eternal lightIn light,I find myeternal darknessIn In me,I find my truth (1)

She walked into the room
with a but rose
and a dainty stare
and the only question
was if she was representing life
or was it death
as she held out her left hand

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Life needs
Life feeds
Life bleeds
But, so to, does love…..

What is real without really knowing what is really real_ (1)