Dance to celebrate life … often out of false modesty we forget to celebrate the little things we…
Inspiring and Empowering Positive People
I thought this quote was important. I know I've always thought that national rivalries were just the larger version of high school rivalries, then college... Thinking of yourself as an American first and a human second is exactly backwards.
“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers… Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.” - Francois Fenelon
All the best to all of you out there, no matter which man-made…Continue
Added by Dan O'Donnell on April 30, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Drop a light bulb on the floor and it shatters. Drop an apple and it bruises. Drop a hard rubber ball and it bounces back—good as new. What about you? Every single one of us experiences a variety of events every day. …Continue
Added by Kathy Gottberg on April 25, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments
Whether you are a (very much welcomed) newcomer to my blog, wondering “What does Jordan blog about?” or one of my (very much appreciated) regular readers, I created a list of my firm beliefs, referred to as the Pillars of Positivity, which all of my blog posts are related to or focused around:
Added by Jordan on April 24, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments
Remember when you were little and you thought everything was amazing? It still is.
Added by Dan O'Donnell on April 22, 2012 at 10:42pm — No Comments
“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” -Steve Martin
Keep going, failures are checkpoints on the way to success. They'll want to see your proof of persistence to let you pass on to the next checkpoint. There's no way to know how many checkpoints you'll pass on your journey, so bring your friends, enjoy the ride, and remember, you can't drive forward with your eyes in the rear view mirror...
Added by Dan O'Donnell on April 22, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments
John Wooden once said, “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
One simple way you can brighten another’s day, while making a contribution to our world in the process, is by practicing random kindness. Random acts of…Continue
Added by Jordan on April 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I have suffered with fibromyalgia for most of my life and I am now 70 years old. It is a distressing condition that can go undetected for years; I was 60 when I was diagnosed. I've had a full life considering but with a huge burden strapped to my back that has limited my potential and at times brought me down to the ground for a spell. It's incurable and therefore untreatable. Obviously it becomes more intrusive with age. I have studied and researched the condition thoroughly and now…Continue
"The best gift we can give our children is our time"
This is the way I live my life with my 13 year old son and is the message behind our blog, Take Time for Life.
In 2002 my older brother died of cancer...he went to the doctor for a routine checkup...was diagnosed with cancer a year later he was gone.
My brother loved everything about the outdoors...spending time with his family in the mountains of Colorado…Continue
Do you think you work too hard? You’re not alone. Many people I talk to, especially those younger with families, report being over-worked, overwhelmed and clearly unable to take even a moment to pause and…Continue
Added by Kathy Gottberg on April 17, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Last year, a friend of mine gave me a clever and wonderful idea: to choose a “word for the year” and to let this chosen word be the “theme” in which your year is centered around. For 2011 my word was “more” and…Continue
Added by Jordan on April 17, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments
This past week for me was not unlike a roller-coaster ride. On Monday morning, I felt amped to start my new week, as if I was anxiously waiting to begin the ride, and even tweeted: “I am determined to make…Continue
Added by Jordan on April 13, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
I had a chance to practice what I preach tonight. After dinner with a good friend, I was dropped off where I was parked outside the flea market I run. Before heading home, I drove a lap around the building to see if there was anyone sleeping or drinking in our covered areas, which happens fairly often. I found someone sleeping in the corner, got out of my car and told him that he couldn't sleep there. He told me he wasn't going to leave, so I said he could either leave now or I'd have to…Continue
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you have probably heard the quote “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi. I, for one, see this quote everywhere. It frequents books, blogs, Facebook status updates, tweets, and heck, I’ve even seen it on bumper…Continue
Added by Jordan on April 10, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments
Added by anura on April 7, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
As I look back at the last 45 years of my life I realize now how much anger, bitterness, sadness, and loneliness dominated my life over the past two decades. From an outside perspective it was hard to detect it. That deep within me seethed a deep resentment, frustration, loneliness, and anger over so many things. I'd built so many barriers and wrapped even more layers of protection around me that it's hard to know which is the real me anymore. So much of my life here was not really…Continue
Added by Charles Bello on April 5, 2012 at 11:27pm — No Comments
Most of us are drama queens—yes, even you my macho friends! While it is pleasant to hear good news from others, most of us are more easily sucked into situations where something unusual and oftentimes…Continue
Added by Kathy Gottberg on April 5, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Do you know someone, or are you someone, that takes your everyday life for granted? I constantly hear people complaining (I’m guilty of this too!) about their everyday life, involving school, their jobs, and/or their various tasks…Continue