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Monday, October 25, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Oct 26 - The story before now reads out loud.

"Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me."
- Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939

Finding the beauty in the moment...understanding the meaning in some words.

There was a time in life, seemingly a long time, where I feel I did not understand the "poetry" that was speaking in many of life's experiences and little moments. And now I must say, I can read lines of rhythmic balance and flowing grace in many areas that life takes me.

I do not want to ruin where today's statement may take you personally, so I will keep my thoughts brief. To me, "Everywhere" is every new experience life leads me to, such as marriage, and fatherhood, and the journey to be an aspiring speaker. There is a poetry to it all that just feels good.

It is also "everywhere" that my thoughts travel, while searching for the treasure that is my expression, and my desire to share it while I come to understand my passions.

As I find myself growing within and expanding my understanding of just who I am and who I want to be ... I come across some thoughts and words that seem to finally 'come together' into an enlightened "poem" if you will.

In that moment, I feel as though I am walking in the footsteps of the poet that was there before me, the one whom with these words I am finding, painted the picture that now cascades thru my mind and spurs me on. The beauty of the thoughts coming together, and the passion I feel inside as I discover a hidden part of me now defined, is very much like that perfect poem, that just seems to find your day when you need it the most.

With this thought, that 'everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me', I am much more eager to go somewhere new, to see what the poet has left for me to find. What magic might I discover today, around me and within me?

Good morning. Enjoy the rhyme.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, 'Da....Deeee', Author and Friend.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Awaken Your Day - Oct 25th - The Desire To Play

"The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark."
- Barbara Hall

Embark on a journey, or a dream. Something big or something small. By now you know that I believe we can apply parallel meaning to the big ideas in our lives, and our regular day to day adventures that ultimately lead us down the path to brighter days.

So as you stand once again before Opportunity Monday - with the choices of roads laid out before you - may I encourage you not to settle. Do not play connect the dots on a piece of carbon paper from last week. Do not settle for the norm..

Today, confirm a step toward something enriching. Visit your thoughts, your dreams and those far off desires. Embark on an adventure of small sorts and just simply revisit a "someday, maybe I will... ". And then if you feel a little more adventurous again, a little more courage, like the kind that comes from Believing in yourself ... if you feel that, then maybe you can take another moment and ponder what the next step is or Could Be.

Opportunity Monday plays by pretty fair rules. It only asks that you consider joining the game.

Good morning.
Good day, and safe journey.
Bring me back a postcard.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, "Da...Deeeee", Author and Friend