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Climb A Tree

   Oh, to climb a tree again and view the world from on high.  To go berry picking in the forest and finding wild strawberries in an open field.  To swim at the local lake and enjoy toying away the summer with friends on a tire swing hanging from a walnut tree, playing ball, tag, hide and seek and a variety of other games.  To view a stagnant pond and marvel at the life that exists in and around it.  The awe, the wonder that we experienced as a child can never be lost, misplaced-yes, lost never.

There are days in my life that I miss the simple easy, fun days of childhood.  How about you? 

Just because we are adults, chronologically, doesn’t mean we have to lose being awed and filled with wonder about nature and the world around us.  When was the last time you watched nature in action…butterflies flitting by, humming birds speeding from one flower to another, enjoyed the transformation of a tightly wound bud to full colorful, aromatic bloom?  Time to literally stop and smell the flowers along the path of life.  So many of us are cooped up in buildings, some with windows and some without, staring at a computer screen, shuffling paper, forwarding e-mails and all sorts of documents with the simple touch of the send key.  Some of the offices I’ve seen don’t allow any personal items on the desk or on the wall in the cubicle. Perhaps some have a screen saver of nature on their computer to help brighten up their work area.  Yet, there is nothing like the real thing.   

Time to reclaim your childhood awe and wonder.

Why not take some time on your days off to get back to nature to enjoy; the tide pools at the shore, the life that is teeming around you as you hike a mountain path, a meandering path around the lake, walking the winding pathway at the local park and watching the interplay of the squirrels as they scurry along playing tag with each other, or reading a book underneath a tree.  Why not sip on a beverage on the lanai or porch and take in the beauty around you…beauty is everywhere if you but look and let your mind wander with wild and creative imaginings.  Geez, what does that cloud look like to you?     

Take time to reconnect with life.  We have become so removed we lose ourselves from living life with awe, wonder and inspiration.  Breathe in the fresh air, give your lungs a break from the recycled air in the air-conditioned office and home.  Life is about living and being lively in thought and action.  Life is enjoying the splendor all around us and being amazed by the littlest things we encounter on a daily basis.  Today, stop and treat yourself to some fresh-cut flowers for your table.  Brighten up your living space and it will help to brighten you and your endeavors with a new splash of excitement, color and life.

Let that inner kid out to enjoy and play in the awesomeness of life.

Wanna go fishin’ at the pond or swimmin’ in the creek?

Jay

I Am What I Am

“I am what I am.”  If I remember correctly from my childhood, Popeye The Sailorman used this line, albeit stated a bit differently, and it is used in a song from La Cage.  How exciting to be what we be, I mean are.  

We are amazing!  We have the ability to bring forth new and more enriching experiences in our personal and professional life.  How often we have read that we can bring forth the experiences we desire.  It is all in our mind’s eye…it is what we see and promote for ourselves within our thoughts that shapes our life.

What do we see for ourselves?  What is our self-perception?  The nice part of what see for ourselves and self-perception is, it is a picture always under construction.  Some days we paint with dark muted colors and other days we paint the canvas of our life with vibrant colors and pastels.  If we are having a dark color day nothing says we have to stay where we are and suffer the slings and arrows of our own making. Yes, we can stop and take in the dark moment to understand it and move out of it, but; no lingering there, no giving up, no listlessness, or allowing ourselves to stagnate in this pond of goo which drains the very life and creativity out of us.  Time to jostle ourselves and know we have the power to decide, the power of decision to say firmly and with authority , “I can change this.”  “I am what I am and what I am is amazing.” “I am is the key to me and takes me to new and bright beginnings.”  I NOW PAINT MY LIFE ON A FRESH NEW CANVAS WITH COLORFUL AND EXCITING EXPERIENCES OF ABUNDANCE, WEALTH, HEALTH, PROSPERITY, WELL-BEING, SUCCESS AND ALL THAT I KNOW I AM DESERVING OF.” 

There is a creative power within and around us waiting for us to present it with the images of a better life so it may act upon and create the desired effects from the definite causes/thoughts presented to it.  

You are an artist.  In you is an eternal beauty and creativity.  Now is time to pick up the new canvas and paints to let the  inner artist of life express itself.  Let your inner beauty out and say, “I am what I am and what I am is amazing and prosperous.”  

Yes you are!

Jay

Yes, we did purchase the “I Am What I Am” t-shirts when we recently saw the show.

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