Shark or Dolphin ?

Yesterday, while walking on the beach I spotted fins in the water. Sharks ! Adrenaline starting pumping and my heart began beating triple time. Just before I began running up and down the beach screaming to the early morning swimmers I asked a passer by if she knew the difference between sharks and dolphins. She did and they were dolphins. Aaaaaah the relief. Adrenaline stopped pumping and heart regulated itself. I walked my entire beach walk parallel with these happy creatures. And couldn’t help but notice the extreme change in my mind and body as a whole as I transitioned from shark alert to dolphin delight. I took that lesson with me and the next time I feel myself getting tense and worked up I will verify if it is truly a shark or a dolphin ?

Check Your Glass

In an ideal world we would wake up each morning invigorated by the challenges that lie ahead. In reality our moods do vary from day to day. Being able to guage your ‘glass setting’ enables you to lower expectations and take care of yourself. Try this – Is my glass half full ? Is my glass half empty ? Is there no glass to be seen ?

Books, Books, Books

Books make us wiser and enrich our lives. Make sure you have sufficient space for them in your home and prune regularly. If you are keeping a book for a certain page only consider scanning the page and passing on the book. Be certain that each book has a a purpose and become creative at passing them on to other readers who can enjoy them.

Bank Account

I am in England for the next two weeks being a 24/7 hands on Mum to my 4 kiddos. I doubt I will be honored with being able to do/think/ blog anything profound so I will do the best I can with what I’ve got ( which isn’t a great deal).

Saw this quote that made me chuckle : I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name. Paula Poundstone

The Law of The Garbage Truck

Great lesson to learn from an email I received from my friend Jeanie ….

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport .We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly.So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’ This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and fullof disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Off Radar Phone Call

Got a never ending list of people whose calls you need to return ? Take a moment and think of some one not on your radar who would really smile from hearing your voice. Think Grandmother. Think old school friend going through a hard time. You will make them feel good all day, changes are you’ll feel nice too. Not a bad investment for 3 minutes of your time