Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows

[youtube]OQSNhk5ICTI[/youtube] His awe and excitement, his raw emotion is contagious. It put a smile on my face. You can feel happiness, gratitude, and good feelings, just by choosing to, and wanting to; just by thinking and talking about true and good things, happy things. I have learned this from my own experience. You can too. […]

If You Believe You Can, You’re Right

[youtube]eaIvk1cSyG8[/youtube] “Out of the mouth of babes.” I love his excitement, his passion. Isn’t that inspiring? Do you remember times like this in your own life? Dreams are important. Most dreams are long-term, or lifelong. Goals, or short-term goals, are the means to getting to the dreams. If you don’t already have the time and […]

Make Lemonade

[youtube]VbhW_K3NvmQ&feature[/youtube] What an inspiration! That is incredible. Bravo! We learn so much from this young girl. She is taking what she was dealt in life, and is doing the best she can with it. Step 1 begins with choice—what to think, believe, say, do, and feel. Everything begins with a first step, a first choice. […]

Dream for a Living

[youtube]fACQyRaxgbk[/youtube] ‘I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.’ Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg lives his dreams. Live yours. You have to have a dream before it can come true. Step 2 is finding out your true dreams and writing them down. There is great power in written dreams and […]

Take the First Step

[youtube]10dP22G7KSs&feature=related[/youtube] You’ve done it before. You can do it again. Believe enough, desire enough, and you’ll do it! ‘Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took his first step, and many steps after. He had […]

A Laugh is a Smile that Bursts

[youtube]rnapzB-4tAk[/youtube] This video strikes me funny every time. I think you’ll like it too. Maybe you’ve seen it before. Laughter is truly the best medicine. A person cannot laugh and be sad, angry, or afraid, or feel any negative feeling at the same time. “A laugh is a smile that bursts.” Mary H. Waldrip Step […]

Trying is Doing

[youtube]EDgVske63cY[/youtube] What emotion! What power! What an example! You start feeling it even before you know why. Thank you Derek Redmond and dad! ‘There is nothing impossible to him who will try.’ Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was another leader who achieved his dreams—great dreams. His advice to try is timeless. Try to find […]

The Power of Gratitude

[youtube]_jF6u4GJQ-U[/youtube] There is a richness of gratitude in this video. I am feeling it now. Gratitude is a great key, a foundation, a part of Step 1 and Step 7, of the Seven Steps. Discover the power of gratitude. Gratitude Exercise Repeat the following: I am grateful. I am grateful for life. I am grateful […]

Discover the Gift

[youtube]UVBEEcmf9pI[/youtube] There are gifts in each person that are simply awaiting discovery. A new documentary, “Discover the Gift,” presents this simple truth. Gifts discovered and shared, add to our lives, and those around us. Discover the Gift, an inspirational documentary film and simultaneously released book of the same title created by award-winning filmmaker Demian Lichtenstein […]

“A Soldier’s Dream: Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq”

Memorial Day for American’s is a time of reflection, remembering, sacrifice, and the freedoms that we enjoy. There is a great cost for every freedom, and we express our gratitude for it. Regardless of the reasons for war, Captain Travis Patriquin did the best he could with the situation, and made a profound difference. His […]