Thursday, February 28, 2008

Schedule Playtime

You have a meeting at 8 AM another one at 10 AM and another 3-hour meeting at 1 PM. Somewhere in there you are supposed to get your work done that they assigned you to do in those meetings. And this is just at work.

At home, you have to do X at 6 PM, then you have to do Y at 7:30 PM.

You go to bed because you are tired. You wake up and you are still tired.

The old mentality was spending as much time at work as possible to show how valuable you are. I suggest that you get as much done effectively and efficiently as possible in as little amount of time as possible. IMHO, it is far better to brag about how much you got done in your 8-hour day than it is to say that you are putting in 20-hour days [no wonder you are tired] to get things done.

When do you have time for yourself to have any fun? Or to spend sometime with the family or to just unwind?

If there is any open time on your calendar, you can bet that someone will find a way to take it. Why not take the time for yourself so that you can have some playtime?

If you take some time for yourself, you will find yourself in better moods and more relaxed. Like the old cliché, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, if you don't give yourself sometime to play, your creative juices will eventually stop flowing.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It could be as simple as doing a simple task away so the person can get some play time.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Release Your Inner Treasure

One of my favorite sayings is If I am going to dream, I am going to dream big. Most of the time I say this in jest, but it is something I do believe.

Dare to dream. And don't just dream small dreams. If all your dreams have come true, you are not dreaming big enough.

It is easy to be pessimistic and say what if I can't make my dream come true? I say flip the coin over and say what if I can make my dream come true.

The pessimist might claim that if the dream is too big, there is no way that they can make their dream come true on their own. I say there is nothing wrong with this. A little help from our friends is a good thing. God is willing to help; all you have to do is ask. Instead of saying what if I can't do this by myself say what if I ask for help and I am able to do this?

By dreaming big and be willing to strive to make your big dreams come true, you are releasing your inner treasure and not only making yourself better by doing so, but also making the world a better place because your big dreams are those types of dreams.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It just might be what someone needs to make their big dream come true.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bucket List

My wife and I saw Bucket List over the weekend and it got me to thinking.

Life is not infinite, so you need to enjoy it while you have it.

The past is the past and you cannot change it.

One of my favorite lines from the movie is Virginia said I left a stranger and came back a husband; I owe that to you. What this line means to me is you never know exactly who is going to have a positive effect on your life. In the movie, Edward was not a person very many people liked (if anyone liked at the beginning) but Carter saw something in him even though Edward was not nice to him in the beginning. Give people a chance. I would rather error and find someone not to be nice than to miss the opportunity of meeting someone nice.

I have an amazing grasp on the obvious; one of the main themes that the movie tries to get across to the audience is to live your life to the fullest.

Do you have a bucket list (things to do before you die)? If not, make one.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. Even though you have done this, you can't cross it off your bucket list because it is something you need to do every day in order to live your life to the fullest.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Life is Like an Ice Tray


It has many purposes. It can make a drink cold by adding it to the drink. It turns into water when the temperature rises. It helps keep the earth as we know it by keeping the polar caps as they are. It can bring swelling down an an injured body part.

Ice trays are a pretty cool contraption. They come in different sizes and can make different quantities and shapes of cubes.

An ice tray can be used for making Jello for bite size consumption.

An ice tray can also be used for making individual pop cycles for kids (or people who just want to act like a kid).

Ice trays can also be used for helping build sand castles. They can also be used by kids as building blocks or just toys.

Don't let the world box you into doing what they think you can do or just being what they think you are. If an ice try was limited to just making ice in one size, think about all the cool stuff you would miss out on.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. They might just need a reminder that they can do anything they set their mind to doing.


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