Inspiring Encounters

My sons and I recently met an inspiring gentleman whose enthusiasm for life, passion for his work, and love of people was second to none. He had a knack for making the mundane magical, and for engaging hearts with a bright smile, generous words, and a twinkling eye…all within seconds. 

George (his name badge indicated) was a room service attendant at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Florida. 

Thank you, George. You made our day. 

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Life

Remembering previously encountered life-threatening dangers is a useful survival skill, but tallying and rehashing past injustices will only shorten your lifespan. In this vein, life is a matter of both the survival of the fittest and the most forgiving.  

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One

Waters from below
Rise up to bless the earth;
Waters from above
Rain down from the heavens;
Heav’n and earth are one!
Heav’n and earth are one!

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Contentment 

Contentment is the natural result of a fundamental centering in love and truth. The heart and mind of an individual thus oriented are in agreement as touching all matters of living; conspicuously absent are confusion, conflict, and insecurity. 

Contentment is the state of being in which one is happy with things as they now are. That said, one of the few constants in life is change, and in contentment is the understanding that things as they now are are not always as they will be.  Change is a graceful and fluid state in which one is at peace with, while being an agent of, eternal progress. 

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Love

“Love” a Haiku by Gregg Hake

Heart-shaped leaf below,
So rushed I nearly missed it-
Love’s oft lost in haste

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Be Yourself

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but the lowest form of self-expression.

Imitation is natural to the child, but imitation ought to give way to authenticity as one matures into adulthood.

Imitation can prime the pump of your genuine, innate self-expression, if you are willing to take the pump by the handle.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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