September 2010


“Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit. It comes with faith, for with complete faith, there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.”

Jacqueline Cochran, aviator

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When we fly or board a plane, it is really an act of faith because if just one thing goes wrong at 10, 20 or 30 000 feet… and that’s the end of us. But what an adventure it is to take off and relinquish control over our destiny. I like every minute of this state of mind. We can experience a similar feeling on a roller coaster ride, in a hot-air balloon or with skydiving.

These are one of the ways to live life to the fullest among many more.

Do you like to give up control over your life and experience an intense feeling of adventure?

 

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“Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”

 Charles Swindoll

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Some days, I observe the behaviour of my children and I really don’t like what I see…

The real trouble is that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But isn’t it easier to look

the other way and get busy with other things? Yah right…

We should really invest more time with our children, I will…

 

“Adopt the pace of Nature; her secret is patience”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature will eventually fix everything… even if we  are not here anymore… especially if we are not here anymore.

Don’t you think we’re taking this whole Social Media thing a bit too seriously?

Who wants to be on their deathbed  and say” I wish I had more Twitter followers.”

How many Facebook “friends” and Linked In “professional contacts” will attend your funeral?

When my wife wants to get my attention, she asks me; “who will be sitting in the front row at your funeral.”    “Your iPhone, your iPad , your laptop?”

Don’t get me wrong! These are great tools of communication, but how much is too much?

Let’s try to put things in perspective.

My passion or obsession is with time and I wonder, if recently, I have been overindulging and over- investing my very limited time on those platforms.

Let’s put down all our latest gadgets and gizmos, let’s play with our kids, let’s spend time with our wives and husbands, girlfriends or boyfriends while we can.

 

“The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”

Corrie ten Boom

Holocaust survivor

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It’s not how long we live that is important, it’s the difference we make in this world.

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it – every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”John D. Rockefeller,
Industrialist
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Here is a link of an interesting TED conference…
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http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html

“Some days are simply meant for playing.”

Let today be a day to take life less seriously. Kick back, smile, laugh, watch the busyness of the world from a quiet corner and find humor in everything around you.

Have a great week end everyone!

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