Tag: you

Today you are you!

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr Seuss Milestones are a beautiful thing. Today marks two significant ones: my 37th birthday, and the 600th IQ I’ve published! Amazing,

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Know what you stand for

“Know what you stand for.” Once upon a time, a photographer ordered a rush canvas for a dear friend and clients’ second wedding anniversary (cotton). The canvas, being shipped early, arrived early, and with much excitement, the photographer took up

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You must not lose faith in humanity

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi Today was such a mixed bag. Some successes. Some failures. Some

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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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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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Run after that which gives you life

“Run after that which gives you life.” – Aaron Curtis Today’s IQ goes out to one of my dearest Misfits, Aaron from Colorado, USA. He’s been on a real adventure over the last two years since we first met –

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We are one

“We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I’ve been looking at this quote for probably five solid minutes, trying to figure out how I

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The thing about perfection

“The thing about perfection is it’s unknowable. It’s impossible. But it’s always right in front of you.” – Kevin Flynn Watched TRON:Legacy tonight. (That explains the font, and the quote.) I’ve been thinking about perfection a lot, and this quote happened

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If you are healthy

“If you are healthy, you are a multi-millionaire.” – Eddie Jaku Eddie Jaku spent a good deal of his youth running from the Nazis. His story is here. It is an amazing read, and one I urge you to all

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You learn something new

“You learn something new every day, and if you don’t you’re not trying.” – Harold Leslie Smith Today’s quote comes from my dear, departed grandfather. My Dad’s Dad. My Poppy. It was one of those sayings that kept coming out

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You can get everything in life you want

“You can get everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar Today’s quote comes back to the age-old conversation around being of service. If we each do our darndest

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If you fell down yesterday

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells Sometimes, in life, you’ll fall down. You’ll probably get a bruise, and may even take some skin off. You will need time and patience to heal.  But, you will be

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Stand up and face your fears

“Stand up and face your fears or they will defeat you.” – LL Cool J So there once was this guy who got irrationally freaked out by certain aspects of his business. It caused him no end of trouble, and

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Spend the afternoon.

“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.” – Annie Dillard Occasionally I feel guilty for wasting time, or lazing about when I could otherwise be working. I have such an ingrained work ethic that there is often an

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You cannot find peace

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf I returned from Reid’s Flat, NSW at about 2pm today. It was a two-day “social media detox” of sorts, as I wrote about here. As it turned out, I had no

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If you do not change direction

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu I find it oddly amusing that a long-dead (possibly even mythical) Chinese philosopher’s words can, thousands of years later, so easily strike at

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22 February 2013

  Hi everyone! Israel here. I just wanted to say that I’m aware there have been some weird technical glitches happening with the IQ’s over the past few days – double images, images not showing up, etc. I’m truly sorry

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