Tuesday, March 5, 2013

window washing superheroes...

imagine the smiles on the children's faces when these window washers dressed up like superheroes...

check it out here...

Monday, March 4, 2013

be gentle with yourself...


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than you.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. 
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself. 

You are a child of the universe, 
no less than the trees and the stars; 
you have a right to be here. 
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. 

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world. 
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

Friday, March 1, 2013

we're all on the same team...

a touching video of a high school basketball player given his moment to shine...

find the full article by steve hartman here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

here we go!

goodness exists everywhere.  kindness.  inspiration.  gratitude.  love.

each and everyday, it happens.

it's all around us.

but it's so easy to miss it.

and i don't want to.

i want to surround myself with it.  i want my children to see it.  i want to notice it as much as i possibly can.  and i want to spread it.

here, starting march 1, i hope to post one thing a day.  a news article, a video, a picture, a quote... anything that is uplifting and inspiring.   if you come across something you think would bring a smile to someone's face, send it to me.  if you take a picture that warms your heart, send it to me.  a quote that inspires you?  that's right, send it to me.   let's find the goodness together.

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and fill up your soul.