Monday, January 3, 2011

A Few Simple Truths

2010 was huge for my little family - imagine a year scripted by Cecil B DeMille and you get the idea - it was epic. You would think all of this real life dramedy would have inspired me to write deep and insightful blogs, instead I found myself strangely silent. From my heart to you, a few simple truths I’ve learned along the way.

Trust Your Intuition

This past year I was sick, really sick. Truth is I knew something was terribly wrong for several years, unfortunately I was way too busy with life to listen to my intuition. In the future I promise to be less stoic, more open to what life is trying to tell me. Hopefully next time it won’t take a lightning bolt to get my attention.

It’s Not a Cliche

They’re not kidding when they tell you to put the oxygen mask on first. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of the people you love.

Make a Difference

I’ve been a blood donor for years, it wasn’t until I needed blood that I really understand how important it is. A simple act that saves lives, one of many things you can do to make a real difference. Figure out what is important to you and just do it.

Live in the Moment

Our pugs are the heart and soul of our family, each and everyday they teach us how to live a better life. They soften our hard edges. They’re older now and over the past few years there have been more than a few close calls. Perhaps their greatest gift has been to teach me how to be fully present, not focused on the past or future, grateful for each precious moment we have together.

Love the One You’re With

While I admit to be an old hippie at heart, it really does all come down to love. Without love we are nothing, it is the only true and lasting thing in this life. Don’t be afraid to love your family, friends, colleagues, this beautiful world. Love is the answer.