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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Awaken Your Day - June 22, 2017 - All Around Me There are Reasons to Find Joy

Say it.
Hear it.
See them.

Good morning. Greater day. Greater You - Seeing Color all around you.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Awaken Your Day - June 20, 2017 - Rainbow Bright

Inspiration can find you anywhere … as long as you are open to it.
Do you dream in color?

This is one of those conversation questions that goes back to who knows when, and I will let you google it to revisit the whole debate.

 But … my question is, Do you dream in color?

As we think of our life dreams … Do you dream in color?

Those things you want in your life, the goals and plans and desires…. How bright are they?
Are the colors YOU APPLY to images in your heart and mind magnificent … or just standard contrast?

As we express the ideas and paint the picture for all to see … do we enhance the image, adjust the contrast, fix the brightness. Do we play with the passion setting?

Have you thought of it? How bright do you want your life to be?
Your desires can become only as wonderful as the picture you create for them. Take that with you … and give it some thought … but for now, understand that the same applies right here and now … to the start of your day.

Consider this day a color by numbers picture. What choices will you make in your color selection? Vibrant or shades of grey?

Do you live in color … today?
Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You - choosing to enhance the image before you.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day

Monday, June 19, 2017

Awaken Your Day - June 19, 2017 - Simple Truths

"You're not going to want to put in the work of winning if you're not fired up about going to work."
- John Maxwell

Pausing for sink in effect.
Waiting for all the thoughts to rush through.

Some are lucky to love what they do.
Others are off in space thinking of what they would rather be doing.
You can feel the fire at either end of the spectrum.

 Should you be one who is not content where you are right now, that is fine. But you will do yourself a favor that will help you get to that desired place if you do engage the here and now.

Whatever you are, Be a good one.

The benefits will find you. They will lift you to the win you seek.
Now, Monday - Fire it up.

Good morning, greater Day.
Greater You - applying the best of you #winning.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

AYD - 2013 Replay.

If you can't say anything nice, try try again.

"To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They'd rather tak...e their clothes off."
- Nancy Friday

Hard to feel successful and command your daily performance, if at first you cannot acknowledge that you are the lead character in this number one hit show that is your life. - Pierre

I grew up timid. I was a shy kid. I was not very good at sports, or music, or much... but I had a big heart.

As I got a little older, all I wanted was to be liked and understood. But that simple want, created bigger fears. One of my biggest fears was being misunderstood about how I portrayed myself...and so, I was always afraid to say anything good about myself for fear of being viewed as conceited. Not sure how it all came about...but it was there. And it dominated me, and made me even more timid. That was then, but it was always my Now.

As life gives us experiences that slowly shape us, like a sculpture taking shape out of stone, one chip at a time, we eventually become a recognizable piece of art. Gradually as we look upon the invention before us we learn that we have taken on a shape that we understand. We can follow the lines that form the image. We can touch them and recollect the journey we have taken. And in this special little story, we find moments to feel good within ourselves. Maybe we recount some strength we have learned. We recall where our smile comes from. We recall achievements, born from practice and dedication. I can go on and on...but I think you remember feelings like these.

What many of us often do not do ... is share these feelings, in expressing our feel good about ourselves.

Fear of acceptance maybe, or of being misunderstood. Why do we find it so hard to say, "Hey, I like me, and here is why." Not an easy answer, but with awareness, we can try to move that emotion to the side, to make room for some expression that carries far more benefit.

So at first we can acknowledge it ... that it is difficult for us. We can carry on and then ask ourselves "Why", or we can jump from the edge of the pool and cannonball in.

Say something nice about yourself, I dare you. Tell me something I don't know about you.
Or...stand on the side of the pool, naked... and the rest of us will float around looking at you ... not knowing what greatness hides behind all the shivering goose bumps.

I am Pierre Couturier. I am a good husband. I am constantly trying to learn how to be a better dad. And I am becoming a better Author of my days, all the time. Oh...and I have chubbin cheeks that I learned to appreciate.

Have a good morning, so it can be a greater day, because a greater you makes a better environment for all those around you.

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AYD - rewind. And good morning

AYD - June 13, 2014 - Planning or Reacting

"Both Optimists and Pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."
- Gil Stern

Do you make your plans with more focus on growth and feelings of achievement, or do you make your plans to handle the worst case scenario and consequence?

When you build your yellow brick road, do you stall the project to engineer the escape path off to the side for the "just in case" ?

It is perfectly fine to be careful, and consider consequence. Especially if we have the well being of others to consider; like our family and home. We simply need to ensure that for our progressive forward momentum to that great potential of compounding "success", that we put the ratio of our energies much higher in the favor of Soaring upward to the wonderful unknown Success stars, and much lower on the floating down - "oh crap this could really hurt" landing.

Good morning, greater day.
Greater you ... might just build an airplane.
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day

Awaken Your Day - June 12, 2017 - Say Thanks

"Behind every great man there is a surprised woman."
- Maryon Pearson

Someone helped you to this level of happiness in your life.
Probably alot of someones. Think of one. Think of two.

Take a moment to honour them today. With a thought, a smile, a hug and a Thank You. Say it to the heavens, say it on the phone or drop them a text just to put it out there.

"Thanks! Your support helped me get here."

Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You - with help along the way.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day