Today was pretty much like any other day of work. I was in full “Make it Great” mode, bursting at the seams with creativity, genius ideas at my fingertips along WITH the care of my 4 year old daughter who’s home from school. I successfully bargained for some quiet with a pinky-promise of mommy daughter fun time a little later, and then it was time to pay the piper or in this case, my little person. Minutes into coloring, she caught me checking my emails and twitter on my phone and called me on it .. “You’re not supposed to do that, it’s mommy and me coloring time!” Guilty, I was instantly reminded that nothing I had to do was as important as investing, and being in the moment with the one I love.
While working on our master pieces, a couple of other things came to mind that we big kids sometimes forget:
Create your own kind of beautiful – Of course blue, purple, green, and brown go together well.
Break some rules – Color outside the lines, it makes things interesting.
Laugh .. really hard! – Nothing’s that hard or serious. Life without laughter isn’t a full life.
SEE more than you see. – A square is a box, or a table, or a pillow, or an open door to walk through.
Take naps often – time out and quiet times are needed to center and restore your YOU.
Manners still matter – Everyone’s welcome to the table as long as you play nice and share.
I’m off to finger paint, I can’t wait to find out what I am reminded of next, how about you?. Enjoy!
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Until then … Make it Great!
Maybe you have heard it at some point in your life, I know I definitely have …. and if you’ve ever been on the receiving end of the words “You Can’t” then you know just how much of a buzz kill, immobilizer, or dream snatchers those words can be to a person. Unfortunately, we’ve come to expect this type of behavior and “advice” from so called hatters, and bitter folks, but It amazes me (yes, full on gobsmacked) how often we are told “can’t” by well intended people.
Welllll Hunnay’s let me just put my two cents worth on the table and let you know … when a parent, boss, teacher, spouse or friend tells you what you can’t be or can’t do, they’re attempting to predict a future they have no control over. NO ONE knows what your 5, 10, or 15 years from now looks like. While timing, ability, calling and a few other things play a part in your Can Do.. I encourage you to tune out can’t, and turn it all the way up on CAN. Have yourself a Can DO day Go Getter!
Until then … Make it Great!
Whether it’s a weight loss goal, new business, hobby, and yes even relationships, we often get excited about good ideas and create grand plans for them. Somewhere between the excitement light bulb going off, and completion, we have second thoughts. We either find out that there are a lot more moving pieces than can be juggled at one time, or we’re just not that into it. I encourage free thinking, applaud creativity and get inspired when I see someone walk into his or her own thing. Try as many things as you can think of, and are willing to take on … just finish what you start
Two primary ways to finish are …
Completion – Set a measurable goal such as a date, weight or savings amount and track your progress until you have reached desired outcome.
Ending – When what you started out on isn’t working out, isn’t the right time, or no longer fits it’s purpose for your goals, make a decision to end it and be clear about your intentions especially if it involves another person or group. Doing so will bring closure to one thing before you start on another, otherwise you find yourself with a shelf full of unfinished plans, books, open-ended relationships and or loose ends. Finish what you start.
Until then …