The organized have been shopping for a month (or more). The prepared for at least a couple of weeks. Most of us lived in denial until a week ago or so.
But it’s now over, thank goodness. Or is it? Crap! We gotta take down the tree and lights and a plethora of Christmas garbage… it was beautiful. Now it’s just another stinking thing to do.
And oh no. We have to exchange some of our gifts or if you are a “sale-aphile,” then you’re out doing serious shopping with even greater hordes than before Christmas. This is NOT the season to be jolly. It’s the hangover, and more shopping just becomes taking some of the “dog that bit you.”
Take my advice and SAY NO. Don’t do it! You have more important things to do. In fact, in my mind today begins the best week of next year. Let me explain. [Read more…]
So it’s Christmas, who cares? Well, Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Christmas Tree lots, Party Stores, people who charge to hang lights on your house, and about 10,000 other businesses.
Still, pretty much everybody loves Christmas. Except maybe… some single adults who have said to me, “I’d like to go to sleep on Thanksgiving Day and wake up the day after New Years.” Or, alcoholics and addicts I know who say, “I’d like to get loaded Thanksgiving Day and sober up the day after New Years.”
I guess not everyone is looking forward to Santa, the lights and Christmas trees, presents and celebrating the birth of Jesus. For many it’s a time of great emotional pain. For others sometimes it’s just a pain! Who cares? [Read more…]
OKAY. OKAY. I know what you’re thinking… who does this guy think he is to change the lyrics of our most beloved St John Lennon? But, really, I haven’t changed the words as much as I’ve merely tweaked them.
If John Lennon thought the 60’s and 70‘s had their troubles they were nothing compared to what we face today in our own worlds: work, family, friends, health, money, rent, cars, kids, moving, savings, addictions, death, and shoot… I haven’t even brought up soccer and little league for crying out loud.
Our lives are crazy busy, crazy chaotic, and even crazier stressful.
In this post I’m not writing about peace vs. war. I’m writing about peace vs. life! Every stinking day there seems to come a time when we simply want to scream, “Gimme an frickin break!” [Read more…]
I love money! I know I’m not supposed to admit it, but I also have to be honest. I love travel. I love cars. I love houses. I love art. You can add clothes and food and concerts. I think I’ll stop there since I’ve already admitted to being a full-on capitalistic bourgeoisie.
On the other hand, I live to help. In fact, my one single goal in life is “to help people feel better about themselves.” Making people feel better is my job.
How many times have I planned, in my head, the things I’d really like to do in life? Well, I’m sixty-five and the days of planning in my head are done. Now I am REALLY planning – dates, costs, time, people. I am planning the things I want to do or have, people I want to help, and places I want to go. (I think I’ve put my poor wife in panic zone.)
But my time is NOW. And you know what… “YOUR TIME IS NOW” as well. I don’t care if you’re 20 or 30 or 40 or 50. Don’t put it off. If you want something, then plan it out, save up, and Do It! [Read more…]
Encourage you to “dare to make meaningful changes.”
Inspire you to “do something that means something.”
Provide ways for you to structure a life of meaning filled with adventure and awe.
I want you to believe that you can indeed “reinvent your life” – that you can trade-in the life you have for the life you want. I believe that all of us are created to make a difference in our own worlds.
I want you to know that you CAN DO IT! And I will provide online tools and processes to make it so.
There are tons of things you can do in life but only a few of them really matter. Those are YOUR RIGHT THINGS. I’d like to help you get Your Right Things Right.
In 1995 I wrote a book titled, Getting the Right Things Right: Personal Strategies for Reinventing the Life You Want. I wrote it for me and my friends. Although things were going really well at the time I knew there was more out there.
AND… I knew that if I didn’t intentionally try to live a great life, it would never happen. So I created a plan for living a great life and somewhat succeeded. A lot of cool things happened. I realized that I had to Do Life and not just sit back and let life “do me!”
But here I am again, 20 years later thinking the same thing. [Read more…]
Evidently, I was born with a passion for living and early on I seemed to have unconsciously sought out to find and be the real me.
As early as I can remember it seems I have been on a quest to discover, experience, or experiment with just about everything that crossed my path.
I did crazy (and stupid) stuff even as a kid. Before I was 3 years old I jumped off a hill into a creek and I didn’t know how to swim; and then, I sat on a cactus just to see what it felt like; Huh???—it really hurt!! But now I know: don’t sit on cacti. My penchant to try new things still continues after 60 years. But I still don’t sit on cacti!!!