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Being In The Moment

The snow is coming down again in NYC!!!! Its truly is so nice to look at each and every time to me. I am concentrating on what I am grateful for today and being in the moment. My mind is full of tasks that have to be done and people that have to be called and all of that for sure. However, right now I am taking the time to express that I am so fortunate and happy with my life. Somewhere probably not too far away from here there is a person or persons who may not be as fortunate.
I have a habit of going through things that I may have packed away for a while and each time I do this, I find something that makes me smile. Today I found a book that I had not picked up in a while and it's called "1001 Ways To Live In The Moment". When I tell you that this book is something that every human being should have, I am not pulling your leg at all. Here is a thought provoking excerpt from the book.

The Third Group

Some long for change and do everything they can to bring chang…

Having A Stunningly Great Life

This list of 60 tips for having a stunningly great life comes from intent.com
I highly resonate with it and I trust that it will move you in one way or another. Have a spectacular day!!!!

1. Exercise daily. 2. Get serious about gratitude. 3. See your work as a craft. 4. Expect the best and prepare for the worst. 5. Keep a journal. 6. Read “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”. 7. Plan a schedule for your week. 8. Know the 5 highest priorities of your life. 9. Say no to distractions. 10. Drink a lot of water. 11. Improve your work every single day. 12. Get a mentor. 13. Hire a coach. 14. Get up at 5 am each day. 15. Eat less food. 16. Find more heroes. 17. Be a hero to someone. 18. Smile at strangers. 19. Be the most ethical person you know. 20. Don’t settle for anything less than excellence. 21. Savor life’s simplest pleasures .22. Save 10% of your income each month. 23. Spend time at art galleries. 24. Walk in the woods. 25. Write thank you letters to those who’ve helped you. 26. F…

makeru ga kichi

I am reading a new book by Sheena Iyengar entitled "The Art Of Choosing". The book is definitely magic to me. I began this posting with a Japanese saying that literally means, "to lose is to win". It expresses the idea that getting one's way is less desirable than maintaining peace and harmony. Needless to say,this sparked my curiosity deep within my soul in more ways than one. It explained that these people strive to fit in with their societies and their groups. I truly believe that there is something to embrace from this school of thought. Many times in my life I have pulled back from being right just to keep the peace and it is very calming. I don't suggest that we lose our individuality or our entire selves by practicing this form of collectivism, just that we choose wisely when it is worth it and when it is not. This really moved me because we have this opportunity to "choose" how we will react or retreat in peace each and every day. Onward..…