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Manchester Craftsman Guild High School

You must be prepared to act on your dreams…

just in case they do come true.”

– Bill Strickland

“Its all in the way

you think about

people that often

determines their



This is truly an inspiring video! I have to change the way I see people in order for their behaviour to change. It is all in who I am being that defines who people are for me.

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Thought of the Day – May 22, 2008

Today, like every other day,
We wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study
And start reading.
Take down the dulcimer.
Let the beauty we love
Be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways
To kneel and kiss the ground.
– Rumi 13th Century Sufi Poet

What I am getting from this poem is to live what I love and pursue my authentic path. Don’t die, as Wayne Dyer says… “with your music still in you.” Express yourself authentically not only in what you do, but in what you say and in who you ARE. Let your essence shine thru and BE who you were meant to be.

I get that this is easier said then done. Circumstances, negative people & the daily grind of life keeps me in the “study” away from life, in my head. But allowing my authentic self to be expressed provides more joy in life for me then staying in my head. Every day – damn – every moment I have this choice.

And I get to choose what that moment will be like.

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Thought of the Day – May 16, 2008

“Don’t be afraid of the space between your
dreams and reality. If you can dream it,
you can make it so.”
– Belva Davis

Today I got a belated birthday surprise. My niece sings in a chorus & she calls with an odd greeting, no hi no small talk, just “you have a few minutes?” When I said yes, I hear her start singing happy birthday to me. Then all of a sudden her whole chorus starts singing.

WOW I was left speechless!!!

I have never had a whole chorus sing to me! I had tears of joy running down my face. I felt honored & humbled. She is livng her dream. There is no gap between her reality & her dreams.

I admire that!!

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Thought of the Day – May 15, 2008

Today is my birthday! I’m a little sad because I have 4 siblings, 9 nieces/ nephews, 3 brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law & a couple of close friends. A few of my friends wished me a happy birthday, but the reason I was sad was because, of my family, only 1 sister called to wish me a happy birthday. Even my best friend did not call.

So today I chose to not get stuck in the disempowerment of what I make that mean, but i choose to read inspiring thoughts. Inspiring myself and hopefully pass on some of that inspiration that I got from this quote. It inspires me to live an inspiring life no matter what the circumstances of life are like.

“If we all did the things we are capable of
doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
– Thomas Edison

Astonish yourself & those around you.

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Negative Thoughts Are Running Me

Today I sat down to watch some TV. Its been a while since I’ve watch live TV. Usually it’s the Tivo with my favorite show.

Boy! Show after show is negative gossip; he-said-she-said talk show; bickering reality show!; Even Nancy Grace was gossiping about Rob Lowe’s sexual harassment allegations. We have become a society who feeds off the negativity.

Channel surfing was not an activity I was enjoying today. It was no longer an exploration of what is possible but a running away from something pessimistic.

Wow! I found myself getting anxious and worked up. Negativity started running me! I even started reacting negatively with my wife. I never realized how much negativity generates even more negativity. The energy started to change inside me.

So what do I do?

I empower myself – that’s what there is to do! Clear myself of that stuff and chose to be empowering and at ease with my circumstances. I of course put on my favorite show Star Trek – Voyager – to get away from that reality. In this episode, called Body and Soul, Seven is forced to incorporate the Doctor’s matrix into her own body to hide the hologram from their captors so that they will not destroy him. The captors consider them terrorists and are negative, suspicious and doubtful of the Voyager crew.

Anyway the Doctor is fascinated by the new found ‘zest’ for life that he is experiencing in Seven’s body. He is fascinated by what seven/humans take for granted – taste, smell, touch and emotions. He is even fascinated by the taste of prison rations.

The captors are fascinated by these unusual strangers and become friendly with the Seven/Doctor mix. The negativity and distrust they felt for the Voyager crew just faded away by Seven’s way of being. They even start to work side-by-side.

Anyway, the point is that all the characters are in their own way subjugated, self-absorbed and find themselves isolated. To the point – they are lonely (sound familiar). By experiencing one another they are each pulling the other out of the negativity that the circumstances gives them.

It is in the indulgence of our own humanity where “life is worth living.”

“The whole world is full of experiences and sensations but you insist on denying yourself.”
-The Doctor to Seven – Voyager

As a society we deny ourselves the good and choose to indulge in our own negativity. Negativity breeds negativity – and keeps us from living a happy life. So by extrapolation – positivity can breed positivity.

The program ends with a toast to a new friendship:

“To shared experiences.”

How about choosing that over the negative that our circumstances gives us. Free yourself and live life like it was meant to be – Happy!

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