every now and then (like earlier today), I'll be drivin in my car and I'll hear a song that just gives me goosebumps.
it feels like a complete sacrifice of ego.
and I'll let go.
and everything is even more beautiful.
the road ahead, the mountains, the scent of the air...
I think everyone should feel that feeling on a regular basis.

Q: what gives you goosebumps?


meaningful moments

moments of meaning
in our life, family, week, day, moment....
they all contain seeds of great stories.

Q: what moment of meaning did you experience this last week? and how did that add to your life story?


spirit + breath = inspiration

did you know that spirit and breath are from the same root?
to inhale or to inspire = is to take in a breath.

Q: if you were listening to the breath you just took, what did it just tell you?


your brand

just as a product has a perceived brand over time, so do you. your characteristics, your attitude, your look, your actions, your presence, your all builds a consistent brand - with or without you knowing it.

Q: is your brand perceived how you want it to be perceived?
today's challenge: you never know how you're perceived unless you ask.


following "yes"

I heard this a while back and jotted it down:
"follow the energy of yes."

Q: where are you following the energy of no and how can you change it to yes?


struggles as *gifts*

this was a middle-of-the-night thought...

most every struggle in life can be seen as a gift.
the way you acknowledge that gift is to unwrap it.
and see it ~ as it could be seen.

Q: what type of gift have you opened up recently?


portrayal of personal excellence

I was recently asked (by a book) what were the high points in my life. I began to think about who I was during those times...and what I was contributing to this world. a portrayal of personal excellence revealed itself, interestingly enough.

Q: what is one word that represents your contribution to this world?


10 things before you die

it was once said, “as it is written, so it shall be.”

since writing mine down over this last summer, i have realized 3 of the 10.
wow, i say.

today's challenge: write down the top ten things you want to do before you die.


All the world's a stage

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
-- William Shakespeare

You choose how you cast love, every moment of your day. There's a time when LOVE turns from a noun to a verb to an adjective to a need to a desire to a movement to an answer to a question.

Q: How is love playing a role in your life right now? In your play today, did you cast love as a verb, a desire, a noun, something else?


There is no fear in love.

"There is no fear in love."

Today's Challenge: You know how you love to be loved. Getting hugs? Tickling your feet? Going on walks? Keeping the bedroom cleaned? Having dinner together? If your family would be up to this challenge, try writing/drawing how you love to receive love on blank index cards. You might be surprised! Add to the cards as years go by...


opposite hand shaking

since I've hurt my right-shaking hand, I've had to shake people's hands with my left. it creates a very interesting response. I think I'll do that for the rest of my life ~

today's challenge: when someone extends their dominant hand for a shake, grasp it with the opposite and see what happens.

What does love look like to you?

What does love look like to you?

Q: If you drew your answer, what does it look like? I'd love to see it if you're willing to share!


If love is the answer...

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question? -- Lily Tomlin

Q: what do YOU think was the initial question?