Yellow, You Make Me Smile.
Yellow. Sunny. Warm. Bright. Cheery. Yellow. There’s an energy about yellow that sends a little zip of energy through my bones. It has an uplifting affect, shining brightly on my day. You’re a giggly color, joyful to any age. Oh yellow, you’re such a happy little fellow!
Some yellows making me smile today…
No other color can become you yellow. You are a primary princess!
Yellow in bloom, never too soon.
An open door leads to something new, especially if it’s a yellow door.
Leaving yellow tracks in my mind…
Egg on my face? I don’t mind.
A sunny chariot with the wind in my hair.
The angles of fauna, marrying yellow with Mother Nature.
HARD-ly expected, all in a row.
Yellow, my bright fellow, you are my favorite today.
What would it be like to completely reinvent your career?
Dive into an all-new job? Something completely different that what you’ve been doing for years? Yesterday, I would have answered “scary” (okay, that’s still true), but today I would answer “inspiring!” Imagine the possibilities to shed that mediocre job and dive into something that truly ignites your passion? What if you could wake up every day looking forward to work, rather than looking forward to 5:00pm? Think about getting paid to do what you love most in life. Ooooo, that sounds so exciting!
I just read Karen X Cheng’s story on Fast Company. Can I just say, “whoa!” You go girl. Talk about inspiration and being unstoppable!
Karen X. Cheng is unstoppable. Three years ago, she wanted to work for Microsoft Excel, so she put 100 hours into prepping for the interview–a tactic she’s tried elsewhere and failed with. Then she realized she didn’t want to be a product manager, so she became a designer–after learning the craft in one year. Then she realized she needed to learn how to dance–so she did that in one year, too.
One part inspiration, plus one part possibilities, plus a healthy handful of passion, topped off with a big dose of bravery = Reinvention.
Now the better question is… am *I* up for the challenge?
I Love the Water.
Any water. Lake, river, pond, the sea (especially). Being close to the water is like having calmness poured into my soul. It’s cleansing and energizing at the same time – always enough to wash away those tight shoulders, furrowed brow and clenched jaw. That’s all I need, just to be close to the water, and I’m whole again.
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
― E.E. Cummings
How Is Joy Measured?
If happiness is a foot, is joy a mile? And how about bliss? Could it be that true happiness and a blissful life is endless with no measure? Ah yes… that’s the answer. Now step back. How do you get to that endless, immeasureable euphoria? Start by living joyful moments — an unexpected hug, opening a door for a stranger, paying a compliment, a touch as you pass each other in the kitchen, a handwritten card in the mail to just say hello. If you give others those simple moments of joy, I think you’ll find your life will be so joyful, it needs no measure.
Don’t Just Live, Live With Intention.
The greatest gift to yourself? Live your life with intention. When you wake up and start your day, mean it. Don’t just follow the routine and roll through another day, really mean it. Look for moments that inspire and motivate you. Be present. Notice. An hour has gone by, what have you done? Don’t float along like a machine, be thoughtful and purposeful. Don’t just do… do with reason and intention. That, my friend, is how you leave your mark and find true meaning in that life you’re living.
Just found this quote by Eckhart Tolle … A perfect addition to this post:
“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.”
Are You Listening?
In this hustle and bustle, we’re so distracted by the noise. Busy lives, work chatter, ear buds, constant asks, television drone, company politics, whining children, traffic … I could go on forever. But stop. I mean really – right now, STOP. Pause and LISTEN. Stop whatever you’re doing right this minute and listen. Do you hear the peace through the noise? What is that person talking to you really want you to HEAR? Stop running to what’s next, and really listen. Do you hear the most important things through the chaos? Hear with your heart, not just your ears. I think you’ll find a different path.