Tag: sunset

Words empty as the wind

“Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.” – Homer Empty was the keyword tonight as I sat down to create an IQ. I honestly was – and kinda still am – utterly empty. I have worked hard, played hard, fought

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The quality of a father can be seen

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” – Reed Markham Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there :) I’m dedicating this

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Connect.

“Connect.” Occasionally we get opportunities to connect with others. Fortunately for me, in my work and in my personal life, I get these opportunities almost daily. And since connecting with other people gives me energy and vitalises me, I do my

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Wherever you go, there you are

“Wherever you go, there you are.” No attribution to this quote today, as it (according to google) was originally created by about 8,321 different people. It was sent to me by a reader, who reached out yesterday with an amazing email.

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Meditate

“Meditate.” I’ve written about meditation before, here, here and here. What’s interesting about meditation, is that I know the value it can bring, yet I struggle to make it a regular part of my daily routine – like yoga, actually. While on

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Look up

“Look up.” I walked to post a letter this afternoon.   … The golden afternoon light wrapped itself tightly around the treetops, an absent lover making up for lost time. Tickled by the sweet breath of the West, the trees swayed

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To keep the body in good health

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”  – Buddha I can speak to this with direct, right now, first-hand experience. My brain is currently a bit

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‘It is finished’ is the triumphant cry

“‘It is finished’ is the triumphant cry that what I came to do has been done. All is accomplished, completed, fulfilled work.” – Stanley Hauerwas The bus design is finished. I am spent. Now on with the other 4,017,216 projects

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Help

“Help.” – a friend. – your family. – an old lady cross the street. – your partner. – the poor. – those in need. – a work colleague. – your children. – a stranger. – I need somebody. (Thanks guys.)

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Life loves you

“Life loves you.” It’s true. Really. It’s worth reminding yourself though, especially when you’re feeling a bit garbage. Bel and I have a daily affirmation (among others): “Life loves us, and provides for us well.” It really is a beautiful

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What are you willing to fight for?

“What are you willing to fight for?” Back in Fargo at MisfitCon, I was listening to a speech by David Baeza. David is, among other things, a crossfit junkie, a really smart guy, a marketer, and a technology entrepreneur. He

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Be at peace

“Be at peace in moments of breathtaking beauty.” This is my wish for you, in your busy, hectic life. That you find peace, and that you notice the breathtaking beauty of our world. Too often I find myself taking certain

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The only thing worse than being blind

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller Having vision is the art of seeing what could be. It takes stillness, reflection, and time to cultivate meaningful vision, along with life experiences

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A dream that you don’t fight for

“A dream that you don’t fight for can haunt you for the rest of your life.” – Herb Copperbottom Inspirational Quotes come from the most bizarre places. Robots, the animated movie, for example. In another scene in the movie, Herb (the

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A well-spent day

“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” – Leonardo da Vinci I just had THE BEST nights sleep in ages. Long, lazy, indulgent, and the kids woke up at 7am (late!). *contented sigh* And I spent my day very well yesterday.

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Do not fear death

“Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.” – Bertolt Brecht Today I attended the funeral of my Uncle. I knew him most of my life, but distantly; someone I’d see at large family get-togethers for a

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