LATE BLOOMERS

“There is nothing better in life
than being a late bloomer.
I believe that success can happen
at any time and at any age.”
                                                              – Selma Hayek

You know, I don’t really listen to the radio, and I’m not really current on the music scene, but I’m certain that this song is in this week’s top ten.  Does it bring back memories?  Do you remember making the walk across the stage to receive your diploma(s)?   Some of you have even had the pleasure (and heartache) many years later, sitting in the audience as your children or grandchildren walked across that stage.   

TENDING THE GARDEN

“to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”

                                                                                                    -Audrey Hepburn

I spent the better part of Saturday working in the yard.  There was a lawn that needed to be mowed and weeds that needed to be pulled.  I found two small trees that did not survive the winter and will need to be replaced.  The deck looked barren, so I took a few photographs, went to a local greenhouse, and with the help of a wonderful gardening specialist found plants that will bring color and life to my summer habitat.  

HAS YOUR ATTITUDE BEEN DISCOVERED???

“The question isn’t who is going to let me,
It’s who is going to stop me??”  

     -AYN RAND

Attitude drives everything we do!  It is the most powerful tool in our personal toolbox.  The challenge is how we use it; as a booster rocket that lets us achieve the extraordinary, as a ball and chain that keeps us tethered to mediocrity or as an anchor that weighs us down and prohibits us from ever reaching our dreams.  Like so many other things in life, we have a choice; the question becomes which one will you make.

MEASURING YOUR LIFE


“When you’re nearing your end of life,
your only measure of success
should be the number of people you
want to have love you actually do love you.”

WARREN BUFFETT

For the past two weeks I‘ve been using a yardstick and tape measure frequently.  First it was measuring a large piece of furniture and seeing if it would fit into the car for the ride back to the house.  Next came the measurement of a space in the Wolfpups’ new backyard to see if it would accommodate a new swing set (yes, we do spoil them, but that’s what grandparents do), and this past Wednesday I met with my trainer/nutritionist to do the measurements that would answer the question, “Were my training sessions and nutritional plan producing the expected results?”  Those are all tangible measurements, but how do we measure the intangible; How do concepts such as success and happiness.…

CATCH THE MOMENT AND FIND THE GIFT

“The present moment, if you think about it, is the only time there is. No matter what time it is, it is always now.” 

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

I’ve been catching moments of recent. You never know when it’s going to happen, but I have come to realize that it is something that we each have the opportunity to enjoy on any given day at any given moment. My first catch occurred about a week ago when I was playing golf. I walked the course that day and as late morning grew into afternoon it became warm enough to play in shirtsleeves. The breeze was gentle and the sun was warm.…