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Friday, April 4, 2014

AYD - April 4, 2014 - Do Something....Better

“Your life only gets better when you get better.”
- Brian Tracy

Nice and quick.
Pick something you are doing today.  Do it better.
Take extra time, add extra focus, ask a better question on How.

Household chores.  Tasks at work. Hobbies, sports, smiling.

Just open up to the idea - Your life only gets better when you get better.

Good Morning,
Greater day.
Better You ... presents a better you.

Pierre Couturier
Better Husband, Better Daddy, and then a Better Author to my Day.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

AYD - April 3, 2014 - Self Discovery

"Learning to live what you're born with is the process, the involvement, the making of a life."
- Diane Wakoski

Too deep for a Thursday morning? Not really. Take it at face value.
Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to consider three things you have come to like about who you are, and the life you have built with those elements.

Don't be shy...or bashful... or fear Ego talking. Give light and center stage to a few elements of you that have shaped your life.

The joy of it all comes in the Discovery first of what we are born with. Finding a skill, or a frame of mind. Finding a passion or something that others really appreciate about you. Learning to live with what we discover about ourselves takes on a few different stages.

Ah Hah!
I never thought of it like that.
I like this.
I am okay with this.
I don't have to be That Guy ... I like me.

Sometimes uncomfortable, as we struggle to find the right words to hilite our meaning, and sometimes then great as we see the pieces of this magical puzzle slip into place.

It takes time. A lifetime. But it is constantly moving us forward. No one can tell us how many pieces are left in the box. That is part of the learning. That should be part of the Joy we Discover and the mystery we chase.

How much more of Me is there hidden? Because I have come to appreciate what I have discovered about myself so far.

A simple mission - a few things you can identify with that you were born with.

Me ?
Expression - a passion to communicate.
Chubby Cheeks - something Brad Pitt will never have. And...
An Inner Smile - a book worth of meaning here, and it took a while to find it.

Good morning, good learning, greater day.
Greater you, allows others to see it is okay to be great too.

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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

AYD - April 2, 2013 - Sometimes, What we Need is Right There

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you ever heard how sometimes a person will spin a globe, close their eyes and then stop the globe with their finger and decide that that is where they are going to go ?

I kind of did that this morning.  Really, we talk about making the conscious decision every morning to start the day off more purposefully and the day will get better from there.  But somedays I do the spin and point to find a driving point for the day.

I do it so I can avoid overthinking, and to prevent hunting for a message my passions have not highlighted yet.

So this morning, I landed on something obvious, yet so true.  Timeless, obvious, truth.  Inspiration can find you anywhere...if you let it.

Easier said than done, sure - preventing this minute of angry to rob us of happy ... but if we can enhance our awareness of simple truths we command control of many more anger inspired moments giving us the potential to make it easier done ... more often.

Many years ago I read an interview in a magazine from many more years previous.  Gene Simmons of KISS was stating to a writer that he does not spend time on anger.  Hate takes too much energy.  Wow... hate takes to much energy. 

I was a young man, in awe of people like Mr. Simmons at the time;  so when I read this commented philosophy, even in my youthful maturity it left an imprint.  Anger is really exhausting.  Mental fatigue is draining.

Older and wiser now ... I cannot say it has always been on my shoulder ready to be a guardian of the reactions I have given to things I cannot control ... but I can share with you that I am more aware of this truth than previously in my life.

And like many things we discuss here at AYD .... if you gain one more moment than before of awareness to a meaningful and useful message ... then we are learning and retaining more than we had before.  An awakening if you will.

Grab onto a moment today. Be purposeful in your search to keep 57 seconds of an angry minute back to yourself.  Shorten the Angry time and count the Awareness time to your favor. 

Starting... now.

Good Morning, Greater day.
Greater you, is a you less angry and more in command of your feelings.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Monday, March 31, 2014

AYD - March 31, 2014 - We do What We Can... And Then, A Little More

“Rules of living
Don't worry, eat three square meals a day,say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors, keep your digestion good,steer clear of biliousness,exercise, go slow and go easy. May be there are other things that your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these, i reckon, will give you a good life.”
- Abraham Lincoln

Read, Enact, Review, Repeat.
Some substitutions are permitted.

But what is this Biliousness... ?
Biliousnsness - Definition - Noun - 3. peevish; irritable; cranky. 4.
extremely unpleasant or distasteful
There... I learned something new today.  Use that at the water cooler and you will command attention all day.  " I must steer clear of all this biliousness.  Carry on without me!"
Bottom line is - we all know how to live a good life.  We know what we need to avoid, what we need to appreciate.  We know we need to take better care of ourselves, to make good decisions.  We all have lessons learned from a variety of sources.
The trick, is to alter what we are doing if we truly want to alter the outcome.  Heard this many times.  Why do we wait until after the effect shows it's reflection.
Each day, grab hold of one moment where you can alter the direction.  Communicate better with ourselves and we will maintain control of the script that is the day before us.
Good morning, Greater day.
Greater you, will book mark a moment for others to look more closely on.
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.