Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: July 2022

Be what you want to see

You have to be what you want to see.

I heard that line recently and it reminded me that the power lies within.

As Glinda the Good Witch told Dorothy, “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”

And on the journey of learning about our power, we end up growing in ways we never dreamed of before. Continue reading

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

Barack Obama once said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. I really needed to be reminded of this. Rather than waiting for the phone to ring or the promotion to come or the lottery machine to start ringing, we just need to look in the mirror. Continue reading

People treat you how they feel

I heard a quote last week that really made me think. The saying was, “People treat you how they feel.” The wounded wound is what I always told my kids when there was drama in elementary school or high school. Everyone has a story.

If someone is happy, they will most likely move through the world with joy. If they are hurt or devastated or angry or helpless, that will probably come out in their everyday reactions too. Continue reading

Our guitar solo of a life

Physician and speaker BJ Miller was chatting on Freakonomics Radio, and he asked what we are all doing with our guitar solo of a life. He became a triple-amputee when electrocuted on top of a train while a student at Princeton and he specializes in end-of-life care.

He talked about death being something everyone should learn about in school and how it is part of the beautiful journey of life. I’m sure he has had many conversations with those in their final days about what they would do differently if they had more time.

What are we all doing with our guitar solo? Are we playing with abandon, living out our dreams, passionate about jumping out of bed in the morning? Continue reading

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