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"What can we do, starting today, to build lasting success?"...."We all want to be part of something. We all want to feel great about the choices we make."

Friday, March 28, 2014

AYD - March 28, 2014 - Love the Simple Days

There are days when thinking is not a necessity. 
Days, when we need to just chuckle, and enjoy the cute wisdom of humor.
Lately, my son has been coming up with some wonderful and insightful chats with mommy at bedtime.  I love the mind of a toddler, and the escape it gives us from everything else.  ( And to be able to just say some of that crazy stuff and get away with it... amazing.)

So today I thought ... why not share some of the wisdom of a character like no other, that right now reminds me alot of our own little man. Calvin and Hobbes.

Have a wonderful Friday, and let a great weekend follow it.

"Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words.”

“People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.”

“Who was the first guy that look at a cow and said," I think that I'll drink whatever comes out of those things when I squeeze them?”

“Well, remember what you said, because in a day or two, I'll have a witty and blistering retort! You'll be devastated THEN!”

“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”

“Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.”

“Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants won't help.”

And to end on a good note ....

“I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.”

Good morning, greater day.
Greater You, is a just what others might need.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, and Author of my Day.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AYD - March 26, 2014 - Friendship and All it Means

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a great discussion.  Friendship. 

More than that, it is a great feeling. 

I cannot say much more than that this morning without muddying the whole thing.

Call a friend.  Share some laughs.  Spread some forgiveness.  Keep what matters close to mind.
There is an element of you that breathes because friends appreciate it and share in it.

Call a friend.

Good Morning, Greater day.
Greater you, is a map for others to see how to be greater too.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, and Author to my day.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

AYD - March 25, 2014 - Words With Meaning

Word to consider today - "Trust"

A word we use, but not necessarily think about.
What does it mean for you to "trust" ?  What does this feeling of 'trust' give you?
Can you identify what 'trust' gives you in a relationship ( of any kind) that we often do not consider because there is no conflict to draw attention to the concept of 'trust' ?

For example - in a solid love with  a partner, you have 'trust'.  With unspoken, unhindered trust, you have a LACK of jealousy.  Where there is no jealousy, you have less trivial arguements and more focus on the elements you care about in your partner - where there is no reason for jealousy, you have no reason for resentments born from lack of communication about feelings ( another spin off of distrust)  ... you have more opportunity to express and show natural affection.  More natural affection, leads to more good thoughts and actions.... and so on... and so on...

All from recognizing a value in our lives that when in place, is often not demanding attention.

Can you start your day by recognizing, 3 people in your life that you trust.  Trust with your heart, your life or even your child's life.  Your feelings, your future, your secrets?

Think about the person. Then think about how it feels to be able to have the feeling, and the security of Trust.  Finally... consider all the treasure your relationship with that person has, because of this wonderful element you have been able to achieve in and believe in .... trust.

The gift that keeps on giving.

Good morning, Greater day.
Greater you, provides opportunity for others.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, and Author to my day.

Monday, March 24, 2014

AYD - March 24, 2014 - Monday Toolkit

"I like the night.  Without the dark, we'd never see the stars."
- Stephenie Meyer

Short. Sweet. And Enlightening.
Sometimes the best tool to use to guide us through a Monday.

Keep it simple.

Good morning, Greater day.
Greater you, is a great example for others.
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy and Author to my day.