Random observations…

Today according to my Insight Timer I meditated with over 5,000 people — Score one for technology…

Wondering why so many people are purchasing live Christmas Trees to put up four weeks before Christmas, will they survive till Christmas?

What makes my car so appealing to birds to crap on it?

The gym is a great place to observe what makes people tick; fashionistas go to model new outfits, Muscle-Heads love to flex in the mirror, friends gossip more than work out, seniors walk the treadmil or ride the stationary bike watching Fox News, couples fall into he knows everything and she cleans the equipment, and everyone else looks like the either love or hate working out…

Even though I give to multiple charities personally and through my business, I still feel like a bitch when I say not today at the register when asked for a donation, (which I’ve already contributed to).

Less daylight gives me a sense of urgency to get outside, like Nature will close at 4pm…

Grocery stores on Sundays are the worst thing about Sundays…

Wish I had a Whoopie Pie,

Gin

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Gratitude

What are you grateful for? Family, friends, possessions? My lesson to my students this week was to be grateful for their uniqueness, their special gifts. In this cookie cutter society where everyone looks to fit in by being like everyone else. We are losing our own identity. We need to wear logos and fit in. Even if fitting in means we ignore our hearts desire.

I often think how I would be if I never realized my passion for teaching leaving a nursing career to open a martial arts school. Going against the advice from well-meaning family and friends, leaving a sure thing for the unknown. Especially turning 40 and being female in a predominantly male profession.

I don’t think I’d be as healthy or as fulfilled. I did enjoy nursing but I wasn’t passionet about it. In fact I wasn’t passionet about anything until I started training in martial arts, and after I assisted with teaching, I discovered my purpose.

Which is why I had my students sit in quiet reflection, expressing gratitude for their unique gifts, there may be a future poet, actor, nurse and yes teacher among them. We must encourage children not to be ashamed of being different but to celebrate being different. We do that by sharing our gifts, and appreciating ourselves…

You can’t give from an empty heart…

Thank you for reading this 1st post, chase your dream, think about it…

Gin