This video touched me – it is brilliant. It is truth. It needs to be seen and understood. And so I share it with you here. Be blessed!
I’ve been thinking alot lately about the things that I’d like to do in this lifetime. Maybe it’s my upcoming birthday that is putting me in this mood.
While it’s a common phrase these days, I’m not sure I like the term “bucket list” – I get it, it’s from the movie title. I’d rather call it my “Life List” or my “Dream List” or my “Experience It All List” … but that’s just me. Whatever you call it, I love the concept. I first heard about it as a “100 Things to Do Before You Die List” back around the turn of the millennium. The speaker talked about the idea of arriving at the end of life knowing he lived it all, as much as he could, on purpose. No regrets are as strong as the dreams you left unchased. With that motivation, I immediately made a pretty good list that started with flying in a hot air balloon. Yep, that was my first thing checked off as I did just that for my 40th birthday. I’ve since checked off quite a few items by now (11 years later).
So I’m reinvigorating my dreams and building up my list. I’d love to hear what’s on your list of things not to miss in this lifetime. So let’s do some sharing. What’s the favorite thing you’ve ever done and something you are hoping to do. I’m sure with suggestions from friends I’ll fill up my list in no time.
Suggest away and be blessed!
Ok, I just can’t help myself. I must confess I have always been a fan of “Weird Al” Yankovic. He spoofs real songs and videos and frankly he’s a talented guy. He has another one that’s out now and, as a writer and blogger I think it’s just the perfect song to help us all out.
So, go ahead and giggle as you watch this one!
“People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.”
~ Elizabeth Kübler-Ross ~
Today, this is what I need to remember.
I’ve been struggling for a while now. We all do it, mostly by getting hung up with the paradigms we put in place along the journey of our life. We hear something or see something and we begin to believe it. We let our minds hold onto the thoughts and our hearts lead us around under it’s influence. We limit ourselves by the thoughts of “What will so-and-so think?” or “How will this get in my way?”
Then one day, we hear something different; something that re-opens our eyes to who we really are and what we really are here in life to do.
Well, that happened to me as I’ve gone through the certification to be a Dream Builder Life Coach this past year. That process that I went through opened a corner of my mind to the possibility that I could authentically show up in the world as a “whole” person – both an intelligent, successful professional as well as a divinely connected spiritual person. It’s a struggle to try to segment our lives to be one or the other depending on the audience.
Today I decided I was strong enough to stop the struggle … simply stop. My intention is to be congruent, consistent, and whole. I am a multi-faceted woman with many gifts, skills, talents, and passions. And I have the right and ability to authentically operate in the world in a blended, holistic way vs. a segregated and separate way.
WOW! How freeing it is to say it out-loud. How absolutely right and peaceful it feels in my heart to know that I can be me … all of me. Other people can choose to love it, hate it, like it, or lump it. And none of that changes me. Because I have this mighty shift in my attitude and my countenance, I know that it will create a shift in my success as well. I will attract more people who will seek out my services because they also want to be authentic and congruent. It’s a win-win in every way!
In the spirit of living out my new-found confidence I have updated my website as well. Feel free to browse around: www.mightyinspiration.com
Be who YOU are – boldly and authentically and congruently YOU! And be blessed!
Today the light in heaven got a little brighter as the earth released a powerful, lovely woman … Dr. Maya Angelou.
She had long been my hero – this woman, this phenomenal woman who gave voice to higher spirit living inside of us. She encouraged us. She lit the candle of her soul into the darkness and she made the world look at itself differently. She will continue to guide my path as her words, although now limited by time and space, will continue to radiate until the end of time itself. I am sad to see her go.
One of my favorite quotes from Maya is: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” In honor of that lovely insight, I will “sing my song” in this poem, this tribute to a rare soul. Be blessed on your journey home Maya!
MAYA ANGELOU …. A TRIBUTE
The words, though they cease in their coming, echo brightly into the world.
Bouncing from soul to soul with a loving touch, I hear them ringing.
I follow the sound of encouraging rhythm and see their wisdom still living.
You, a humble hero with not enough time to satiate our hearts.
You, a poet, evangelist, and earth angel flitting now beyond time.
You shall be missed but not forgotten.
You will be quoted, revered, and still spoken.
You shall gloriously write the words the angels now will sing.
And in the day when your voice can be heard by all of eternity,
We shall look again upon a woman, a phenomenal woman,
Speaking her lilting words of love.
And we will again be inspired.
~ Barbara Bernard Miller