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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Awaken Your Day - May 12 - Pick A Miracle

"Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24-7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume - snap...crackle...this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world..."
- Hugh Elliot

Inspiration can find you anywhere, if you let it.
Opportunity can be knocking, if you are not too busy listening intently to the Grey of the Clouds to hear it.

It is not greed, to want to absorb the best of every moment you encounter in your life.
It is not silly either to talk about it...want it, look for it or reach for it.
Chance encounters create pathways that we may never have found. Encounters with people, encounters with circumstances.
You see it all the time in your t.v. shows ... or in interviews with successful people, or lover's telling a fairytale story.... those famous words - "This never would have happened if I hadn't..."

Miracles are not restricted to religion. Nor are they always financial, or strictly health related.

Miracles are all around you. They dress up to look like an assortment of life's moments. And I think they wait.
They wait to see if we are looking ... they wait to see if we believe. And then they introduce themselves, and create one of those special stories everyone loves to hear.

It is not greed, to want to absorb the very best of each and every moment you encounter in your life. Put up your antenna, turn up the awareness. Any moment you could meet a Miracle - hoping you notice so it can say ...

Good Morning.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Father, Author.

Awaken Your Day - The C Word - May 11,2010

"I am looking for alot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done."
- Henry Ford

My first recruit is the little man now sleeping in the next room. Our 14 month old son…is right at that point in his dream creation career, where new adventures come constantly. From taking a few steps, to almost running, or conquering climbing a stool to sit all by himself with a “Ta Da” grin – watching him defy “Can’t” is …well, simply a humbling and wonderful experience.

I watch his actions, often prompted excitedly by Sandra, my wife, and at this age I am rewarded with witnessing the quick progression he has to understanding and figuring things out. His thought mechanics are beginning to turn gears in his tiny mind so much more now, and I get to share his successes in facial expressions, and his determination in repetition of a task that has peaked his interest.

Repitition…not abandonment of a task. Determination.

I admire him. For he knows nothing of this disease “can’t”. he just tries and tries again…and when he succeeds it is a wonderful treat to see this little smile turn into a beaming ray. The joy from his victory warms the whole house. And it lightens the heart to see him so sure of himself as his little walk shows a “yup I did it” confidence.

I want to go back to not knowing what can’t be done.

That is part of this journey we face when we set out on a goal. "There is nothing I cannot do in order to achieve this dream"…and somehow, when I need more inspiration than my achievements or leaders and books and motivational people can provide…when I need that like minded environment to help me keep my edge, I will sit and watch the expert, right there in the playroom…as he masters yet another curiousity…and he smiles at me…

Good Morning…and may you never know…what can’t be done.

Pierre Couturier
Father, Student, Husband
Author, "All She Is..."

Monday, May 10, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Beginning Day - May 10, 2010

“Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.”
- Olga Korbut, Gymnast – four time Olypic Gold Medallist

This can be applied to many things we do that are new to us.
But focusing on our journey of Personal Development, we sometimes need to remember that this is not a race. It can be tough, for once we find that desire to make a change, we rush in headlong with excitement only to discover some stumbling blocks…and then discouragement sets in. Often, this is the end of the path. The charge falters. And we struggle.

This is where we just need to keep in mind, that this Path was designed with many Points of Interests. Like a tourist, we have a destination, but there are many places along the way to stop and take in the sights.

Good Morning Monday - Not a difficult beginning.

Pierre Couturier –
Lifepath Mentor
Author – “All She Is…”