Daddy Are You Happy

Happy

Daddy Are You Happy? Genuine Compassion “Life’s too short for anything but a yes.” Join Our Community Of Entrepreneurs It’s the perfect question! I picked up Maya and she gently put her hands on my cheeks, looked very careingly into my eyes and asked “Daddy, are you happy?” Oh, the look of genuine compassion. I melted, smiled, then said yes sunshine, I am very happy. She’s done this on more than one occasion and I’ll admit that once it was her way of making sure everything was cool between us after she had misbehaved. But the other times were different. …

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Sockless Summer

Sockless Summer

Ah, sockless summer! It was the last day of school and every one of us could hardly wait for the final bell and the beginning of summer holidays! School was done for another year. As soon as I got home the first thing done was to kick off my shoes and rip off my socks. The sockless summer had officially begun. It was 1973 and back in those days shoes and socks were strictly taboo in the summer. We spent a lot of time in the back alley as kids and in those days it was a gravel alley. It …

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Invictus

I watched the movie Invictus the other day.  What a powerful and inspiring movie!  In one scene Nelson Mandela describes to François Pienaar, the rugby team captain and leader, a poem he used to endure the hardest of days in prison and to rise up to the life he ultimately led.  Phrases and words hit home to me during the movie but not until after when I read the entire poem did I really see what it meant. Your Ideal Life comes from rising above your current situation to become more than you currently see for yourself.  This may be …

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