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Posts tagged “inspiration

You’re awesome!

Good morning.  I hope you have a great day.

Oh…and have a I told you that you’re AWESOME?  If not, you’re AWESOME!


“A little knowledge that acts…

… is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” – Khalil Gibran

The photo is of a commemorative plaque and sculpture on the Simon Fraser University campus, dedicated to Khalil Gibran.  Incredibly wise words (located approximately halfway up the plaque above).


Holding hands…aww…

I feel like it’s an affirmation of all that is good in the world when people find each other.  I’ve recently been trying to focus on all that is positive and, when I can’t, at least look for positive solutions to things I want to complain about.  I think I often focus on what is negative because it’s easier.  Complaining is easy.  Bitching about all that is bad in the world is easy.

Coming up with solutions is not easy.

Which is why seeing people holding hands makes me smile.  When I hold my wife’s hand, I think of nothing else but what is good.  I don’t criticize the world.  I don’t complain about other people.  I say silly things.  I laugh.  I smile.  I feel affirmed and postive and…

I’ve got it!  We should just all hold hands.  World peace might be achievable, people!  Hold hands with someone near you right now and tell me you don’t feel better about the world.  I dare you!


2011 in review – huh.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

This is pretty cool.  I just found this in my “site stats” page and I’m impressed.  I switched from another blogging service to WordPress about two years ago and I’m so happy I did.

WordPress!  You’re awesome.


There’s a possibility here…

This is the lead singer of the band Hedley.  They performed at We Day in Vancouver.  I met this guy a few years ago, long before he was as famous as he is now.  He was riding high on the opening enthusiasm of being in a band and had all the attitude to go with it.  He can sing.  He can perform.  He’s got the energy of a cocaine-addicted squirrel.

Here’s where the possibility kicks in.  A few years ago, he and his band connect with Craig and Marc Kielburger and their foundation Free The Children.  He goes to Kenya and becomes a spokesperson and performer for them and their “We Day”.

It reminds me that there’s always a possibility for change.  From ego-centric to selfless.  From “into me” to inspirational.

There’s a possibility in everyone.  We should tap into that.


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