The daily grind. It either wears you down or polishes you up.
It’s You Tube Sunday, and here’s my 12-second clip from Joshua Tree National Park – “Why we get old”.
Listen carefully for the fundamental reason.
It’s totally within your control.
(scroll down for yesterday’s post or jump over to Mind blog)
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This Longfellow quote came to me in a most unusual way. A piece of mail from Senior’s First, a Central Florida charity to help seniors who can not help themselves.
But what is so powerful is recently, I was talking to someone about what happened on Christmas day, while we where doing our 11th annual Christmas day tradition – delivering Food for Families.
The month before doing the same thing on Thanksgiving day, we had a van full of food, and got lost, spending several hours making deliveries.
But on Christmas morning, as we pulled away from Ocoee High School, Cheryl said all the deliveries were on the same street. We found the street in about 15 minutes, delivered the food and were done.
Cheryl asked if we should go back and do more.
And I said, “No. We shouldn’t let the amount of time determine the value of our efforts. We should feel good about what we did to help.”
And so it goes, the constant battle to listen to society’s stereotypes and what’s in our hearts.
Being the Internet’s only Five-a-Day Blogger, there is a certain feeling of, well, it’s hard to describe.
It’s like finding yourself in a place you never dreamed of, but if you did dream of it, you’d think it would be:
- Impossible to achieve
- Impossible to maintain
- Crazy (but a good crazy)
Well, after writing 1,500 posts in the spontaneous, same-day format, I can’t stop myself.
In fact, some days I do need to stop myself.
Because I want to write more than one post per blog. “That would be too much for the Internet community to read”, I think to myself.
And then it occurs to me, “What if it’s not?”
That’s today’s message. As you are nearly two weeks into your new year, “How are you doing with your impossible goal?”
Didn’t see that one coming did you?
Yesterday’s post I mean.
Live, Laugh, Learn, Leave a Legacy!
It’s 100% up to you.
Trust me on this one, this one is actually some of my best work, if you can call One-Take-You Tube videos work.
Makes me laugh, because I just turn on the camera and start talking. No idea what I’m going to say. No editing. Just a One-Take-You Tube video.