Friday, November 28, 2008

Have a Frivolous Friday!

I was talking with a friend a few weeks back, and she was telling me about one of her co-workers who as upbeat and positive and liked to add adjectives to his daily greetings, like marvelous Monday, terrific Tuesday, wonderful Wednesday and the like. After all, "marvelous Monday" is much more uplifting than, "Ugh... back to the grind."

I thought it a rather smashing idea, and considering you shouldn't use the same adjective each week, can become quite challenging coming up with new ones. BUT... I love it. Yesterday could have been a thundering Thursday, for instance.

At any rate, today I borrow the thing that my friend borrowed from her co-worker. I wish you a Frivolous Friday! Do something fun today -- make someone smile ! (someone new, not just the normal crowd you pal around with.) Make it a movement to SPREAD a little joy!

I'll be listening to see how creative you got :-)

Have a happy!


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

An Air of Expectancy; An Air of Hope

I watched the election results in awe, last night... and was totally moved by the experience. It's been a long time since that many people united with that kind of spirit. It was indeed a historic moment in time.

A number of people have said to me, "Congratulations; you have a new president!" and I make one small correction. WE -- the people of the United States -- have a new president; and if you caught even a brief glimpse of the crowds in the newscasts, it is plain that this is far from being just "a Black thing." Barack Obama -- the man -- reached across color and party lines to touch the hearts and minds of a whole bunch of people of all races, nationalities and belief systems, with a message that has created an overwhelming air of hope, and an air of positive expectancy in the people of the United States, and around the world (I've already gotten some positive international feedback). With such an intense air of hope and positive expectancy, it is virtually impossible not to have forward progress in the next 4 years.

The question, now, is how can you -- we -- as individuals develop a plan and vision that creates that kind of hope and positive expectancy in our personal lives? What is our plan for our own personal financial recovery and stability? our own war on the negatives in our lives, our individual plan for enhancement of our personal and business interactions and relationships, or our individual spiritual development or... whatever? Barack Obama has one for the country, but we as individuals need to have one for our own personal universe, and when we create that vision for ourselves, we can each experience our own, personal historic moments.

Congratulations America! for being able to see beyond the surface to catch the Vision ! Now let's do the same in our personal lives.

Stay tuned.