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They Say It’s Only A Super Moon

I like the term ‘super moon’ – it suggests that the moon can be even better than it typically is.  It is more than a catalyst for hundreds of songs, more than the provider of the perfect aerial glow under which millions of first kisses take on magical qualities and so much more than the man who lives there.

It’s a Super Moon.  It can do anything.  I stared at it last night for a long time, marveling at the larger space it assumed in the night sky.  It defiantly shone through the clouds that tried to minimize its impressiveness; the clouds didn’t have a chance.  I made a wish – after all, if one wishes on the first star in the night sky, isn’t is possible that when the moon is feeling super, it may be equally accommodating?  I figured it couldn’t hurt.   I hedged my bets though – I kept my star wish, my silently spoken prayers and if I walked around with salt,  I would have thrown some over my shoulder for good measure.  None of that diminished my awe at the magnified brilliance of the moon – it reflected its light insistently and I for one couldn’t argue the point.  It was the Super-est of Moons.

inspiration, life lessons, mindfulness, motivation

Once again David Kanigan provided the best thoughts for a Sunday morning. I can say happily that some of these you have read about in my posts – but nowhere are they more eloquently put than in this summary from an article by Tony Schwartz. Big thanks to David for sharing this with everyone!

Live & Learn

I don’t believe that I’ve read a better self-help post in the past year.  Tony Schwartz turned 60 and these are his reflections.  He is the author of Be Excellent at Anything.   This post is from the HBR Network and it’s titled: Turning 60: The Twelve Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned So Far.  I find his insights remarkable…

  • Humility is underrated…deepening self-awareness is essential to freeing ourselves from reactive habitual behaviors…
  • “Notice the good – we carry an evolutionary disposition to dwell on on what’s wrong – take time each day to notice what right and to feel grateful
  • “Never seek your value at the expense of others…devaluing the person will only prompt more of the same in return”
  • “Slow down. Speed is the enemy of nearly everything in life that really matters. It’s addictive and it undermines quality, compassion, depth, creativity, appreciation and real relationship.”

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