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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Awaken Your Day - July 9 - Better & Happier

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier."
- Mother Teresa, 1910-1997

Easier said than done?
Sometimes maybe.
But if you are finding your way, one step at a time, and you are becoming more and more whom you wish to be, one step at a time ... then really, all you have to do is be the best self you are trying to be, and those that meet you will leave better and happier for meeting you.

Idealistic thinking maybe. But I am allowed, and so are you.

It would be nice to know you are that person at work that brightens the day for those around you; even when they don't realize it until they see you.
It would be nice to know that a friend, in a time of need, thought that just speaking to you would maybe bring the peace they cannot find within.
It would be nice to know that people speak fondly of you when you are not around, and that the vote is unanimously in your favor.
It is always nice to know that you made a difference.

All of that, just by being the "You" you try to be. Your dedication to enhancing your day, shines in your actions...and from that others become better, and happier just being around you.

Thanks for sharing, now go out there and share your influence.
Good morning.

Pierre Couturier
Father, Husband, Author, Entrepreneur, and Friend.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Awaken Your Day - July 7 - Memory Lane Inspiration

Inspired living does not have to be complicated...nor does it require alot of study.

You just need to utilize the tools you have, to maintain an atmosphere of awareness and like minded thoughts. We cannot read or ingest every motivation book there is in order to learn all we can in a month and then lead this new life.

So use the tools you have...and you have many. For example...if you need a very simple break from today's stress or conflict and you need a grin... visit some music from your childhood.

I was born in 1970...so that means my teenage years were wrapped around the 80's. I can see your face now. I find myself this morning listening to the 80's rock station on satellite radio, and I can smile while I recall my youth and the moments that shaped so much of my life.

I choose to remember a time with each song that comes on and the kaleidoscope of memories that come with it.
The long hair, the dances, the air bands, the wild and crazy dreams of fame with guitars and dancing. How we were more carefree and silly and passionate about things.

I turn on some music of yesterday, and yesterday reminds me of how much fun it was. And now I look out the window onto a fresh and rainy morning with a smile.

Nothing says I cannot do a little air guitar on my way to the fridge, or sing a little Bon Jovi in the shower ... or make my wife crazy as I sweep the long gone long hair off my shoulders.

Now if only I could find that memory box with those spandex pants ...

Awaken the color of your day... with the help of a black and white moment of yesterday.
And inspiration can truly be...that easy.

Good morning and good day.

Pierre Couturier
Father, Husband, Author, Entrepreneur, Friend...and Tuesday lip sync champion.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Awaken Your Day - July 6 Opportunity Monday

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
- Author Unknown

For many of us, sixty seconds of anger carries over...and over...and over. We relive it by hanging on to it.

In this case another philosophy comes directly into play - that it is not what happens but How we respond to what happens, that will dictate so very much more.

Opportunity Monday says that you have the opportunity today to not lose even 60 seconds to anger. You are aware that those seconds count for better feelings and with that, you can take the lead on anything that comes at you.

Good morning, and may your balance scale tip greatly over to your Happiness column.

Pierre Couturier
Father, Husband, Author, Entrepreneur, and Friend