Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Daily Quote

"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity." Gilda Radner

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Motivational Dread

It can be really hard to get motivated when you have piles of laundry, looming bill deadlines and a shower that could be used for science experiments. Those are the moments you decide you need to start a new exercise routine or begin a blog. At least that is what I do. Avoiding issues can help when you need a mental break but most of the time it produces that feeling in the pit of your stomach. You know the one... dread if you don't do this right now you won't be able to function. I call it motivation. Stop thinking and just do it!

Tax App

I discovered Turbo Tax has a FREE app to track your filing/refund status. It is called MyTaxRefund.

Daily Quote

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." Ayn Rand

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Favorite Poem

i carry your heart with me
by e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me

(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate
(for you are my fate, my sweet)

i want no world
(for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart 
(i carry it in my heart)

Daily Quote

"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow." Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Some of my Favorite iPhone Apps

Binaural Beats
The Secret Daily Teachings
Angry Birds
E! Online
The Weather Channel

Some of my Photography

A Change in Perspective - Relationship Ruts

Yesterday I was reminded how people can make an indelible mark on your life no matter how long they have been in it. When I first met my coworker "s" six months ago I was astounded by how self-aware she was at such a young age. It can take some people many years to get to where she is on an awareness level. A week ago we were on a break talking about relationships... I mentioned how I felt mine was in an rut. We were doing well though not really moving forward. She suggested I watch the movie "Fireproof" then read the book "The Love Dare." I am not a religious person but I opened my mind on a spiritual level and took the message to heart. In relationships we sometimes think the other person is to blame for the relationship not progressing the way we want. If we take a step back to look at our own actions we just might see we are the one holding ourselves back. With work we can have the relationship we want as long as we truly love the person and they truly love you back.

Now "s" has moved on to another job—I am wiser because of her.