Realization #2

Gus and I just returned from our 4 mile walk.
We have been doing this regularly lately.
Today however, it struck me…
I have been talking a lot lately about vibrating at a higher level.
Knowing how it is more attractive and sends out a more positive vibe.
Tonight I realized that for all of the walks that Gus and I have taken in the same neighborhood,
on the same streets, on the same routes, that no one ever smiles or looks at me as we pass.
Often times, crossing the street when they see us coming.
We know this can't be Gus's fault.
Have you seen his face?
Since my grand life epiphany last Sunday.
Just seven days ago.
We have not gone on a single walk without people coming up to us and asking for Gus's name and breed.
On tonight's walk alone, we met Mrs. B and Cookie, too very friendly neighborhood dogs.
In my awareness, I can only think that it is because my face is lighter.
Perhaps less intimidating.
It is fascinating how we only focus on the pounds that weigh down our scale,
but rarely do we evaluate how heavy they are weighing down our hearts and minds.
I'm hoping everyone had a safe and relaxing weekend.
I also hope that as everyone begins the new week,
you think a little extra about how you are carrying your face.
If you feel it getting a little too heavy, smile.
It will lighten you right up!

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They won their freedom, and you played a part

They won their freedom, and you played a part

In the last week, over 30,000 of you added your names to Madonna’s statement, requesting the release of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga – the Malawi couple sentenced to 14 years hard labor for the “crime” of homosexuality. After a global outcry, Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has pardoned the couple. Madonna has released the following statement:

We celebrate this astounding turn of events with Steven, Tiwonge, and the countless Malawians fighting for their release. It is a historic day for Malawi.

Though they are free from prison, sadly their safety and future in Malawi is still unknown. I hope this is just the beginning of our work together.

Human rights injustices continue for so many Malawians facing poverty, disease, and a lack of critical resources. There are still over two million orphans and vulnerable children who need to experience love’s embrace.

It is going to take the love and creativity of all of us to bring justice to the people of Malawi.

—Madonna

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Realization

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Barnes and Noble lately. Researching various books to fuel my current quest to better myself. Every time I’ve been there, I notice their table set up for graduates. Not knowing any this year, I’ve avoided it each time assuming it was a table full of “Oh the Places You’ll Go”.

Today, the table caught my eye with the 2010 edition of “What Color Is Your Parachute”. I hadn’t realized it had been updated since the Seventies. Upon further inspection of the table, I realized it was filled with books designed to help you “discover yourself” and “choose your path” and “find your career” and most notably, “follow your dreams”. What a wonderful collection of books and choices. Books I had written off as “only for graduates” has impacted me as a table of reinvention.

While those books may have served as seeds when I was seventeen years old, sitting here at thirty-five, I find them as inspiration as I ponder “what’s next” without the post-graduation fear of “what now?”.

It’s a great reminder that it is never too late to “discover yourself”, “choose your path”, “find your career”, or “follow your dreams”. Never.

— Sent with positive vibrations from my Palm Pre

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