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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Hey, Head Up!! - June 3, 2010

"May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down."
- Sara June Parker

A simple comment.
Now allow it to take you further.
Another deep well of awareness awaits if we but give it two minutes of thought.
Two minutes of thought that could slowly, lift your chin for the rest of your day...and as we know, the chances of a brighter day increase with every degree that we raise our chin, our view, our attitude and our awareness.

I cannot see what rewards await me, if I am lower my attention to dwell on the many faces of defeat.

( Defeat: temporarily giving in to adversity - Faces: a cold, a rainy morning, being tired, or any other reason we choose to step forward into a brand new day with our head hung low before we have even allowed this day to present it's argument for a generous start.)

Good Morning. May we have this in common.

Pierre Couturer

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Awaken Your Day - That which does not encourage me, Can make me stronger. June 2, 2010

"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity."
- J. Sidlow Baxter

Books upon books upon books have said it.
You can spell it out in a vast array of expressions.
It is not what we encounter or what happens to us, it is how we respond.
A difficult time or obstacle can stop you, or it can spur you on.
You can feel defeated and surrender more valuable energy,
Or you can see reason in the moment, grasp it like a "How Not To" manual and overcome the moment as you move past it with new knowledge and awareness.

The taste of the victory will be much sweeter when you have the sense of accomplishment to reflect on. It is not the mountain we still have to climb that we need concentrate on, it is the victory of the steps we have successfully taken.

I look off into the distance to my goal...it is a journey away. I take a step. I look up again, and I realize... it is closer than the last time.

Opportunity is much like inspiration...it can find you anywhere...as long as you are open to accept it.

Good Morning.
Pierre Couturier

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Awaken Your Day - The Time Is Now - June 1, 2010

"You pile up enough tomorrows and you'll be left with nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering."
- Meredith Willson

Think about it.

Are you Waiting? Or are you Creating?

Good Morning, Good Choices.
Pierre Couturier

Monday, May 31, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Pick Your Influence - May 31, 2010

"Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain

They surround us, sadly. People who take away our good energy. This is not a pessimistic thought. Not a negative beginning. This is awareness. And when we are aware of it, we can better respond when we see the proof of it rise up around us.

"Small" people impact our day. Little attitudes, little negative comments, little drains on your view of the good that is also around you. And we best combat it, by not being open to it. Be on your game right now, from moment one on a Monday morning - when many of us are the most vulnerable to a "small" influence that takes charge of our whole week, without a definable moment for us to identify until it is too late.

Great people around us, are a gift to grab onto. Start your day, your week, off right by making a contact with them, and being on that team. Watch your day get better right before your eyes...and you in turn could just become that "great" influence to someone little...needing to break out themselves.

Good Morning

Pierre Couturier