Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to me... Happy Birthday to me...

Greetings, world! I, Kelvin P. Ringold, Sr. wish to announce that today -- October 24, 2008 -- is the 25th anniversary of my 30th birthday (that means I'm 55) and I am excruciatingly happy to be alive and well and happy, and loved by family and many friends.

"Back in the day", I used to look at 55 as being old, and now here I am ! But I don't feel old; I feel vibrant, and youthful and full of life, and I'm looking forward to all the things I plan to accomplish and enjoy in the NEXT 55 years!

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote this passage, that I'd like to share it with you:
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success."
Today, I feel very successful.

So here's to life! May you cherish every minute, and not waste a day. May you find ways to be happy and appreciate your existence on this planet, and help a few others appreciate theirs. Take some time and THINK about all the things in your life that you can be grateful for -- and as well as the things you can be grateful that you don't have -- and meet this and every day with vigor and an attitude of gratitude.

I wish for you all to feel as great as I feel right now.

Have an awesome day, my friends. Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Great Energy Drain...

There is perhaps *something* in your life -- some task, chore or obligation? -- that's plaguing you, that you're putting off. Maybe there's a good reason and maybe there's not, but it's probably absorbing a good deal of your mental energy, and the "avoidance" is using more energy in the long run than actually doing whatever it is you're avoiding.

Just do it! Easier for me to say now, particularly since I just conquered such a demon of my own. But when I look now at the mental "lot" where that giant energy sponge used to be, I see clarity and light, and room for more progress.

There's tremendous power in a decision. So look your demon in the eye, decide to tackle it, and right then... do something to start. Without immediate action... your brain will know you're bluffing, and it won't respect you. A decision without action is not a decision.

Have an awesome day.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Something Inspirational

Moving and inspirational, soothing and simultaneously invigorating. When you have a few quite moments, go to this site and watch / listen to this presentation. (Feel free to disregard the marketing messages; I'm sending it for the content only.)

Have a beautiful day.