SOAPBOX of the week: expiration celebration

“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”     ~ The Bible, Isaiah 22:13

     Check the bottom of your foot.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  See anything?  A phrase in permanent ink?  Something like, “Born on…” or  “Good until…” or  “Best when used by…”  No?  No tattooed set of numbers.  Nothing, huh?  Gee, big surprise there, folks.  I think it’s safe to assume that none of us were born with an expiration date, boldly declaring our earthly duration.  And even safer to say that all of us know that our tools, toys, and trash (that stuff that really doesn’t matter!) have longer shelf lives than us.  And even if you play your proverbial cards right, boldly stated, you never know when you’re gonna go!  So, how come you carry on like Father Time is your BFF, and your Bucket List is a hodgepodge of pipedreams you’ll pursue someday just to placate your inner child? 

     People, read the title:  it’s a damn Bucket List!  And if I were you, I’d grab a big red marker and add the following: STOP sweating the small stuff, LAUNCH that business idea, VISIT distant friends and family, CASH IN those vacation days, USE the good China, LOVE that person with ALL of your heart, OPEN that bottle of wine, FORGIVE everyone, STAND UP for yourself!  The future isn’t going to fire a warning shot when “things” are getting close, so  get tangled up in TODAY, forego the judicious forecasts, and reel in real joy, peace, freedom and love.  After all, your life is BEST WHEN USED…right now! 

(FYI: This is the 2nd-to-last “SOAPBOX of the week” as you know it!  The SOAPBOX® mini-motivations videos launch in 2011!)

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SOAPBOX of the week: seek the naked truth

     “Know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”     – The Bible

Funny thing about the truth.  It can never lose its original properties, never be dismantled or destroyed.  IT simply is.  Transparent in nature, it hides nothing but can be hidden with but a word, and is oftentimes manipulated for one’s own benefit.  Therein lies the problem, for fear and temptation are powerful motivators.  Whether you’re the unassuming recipient or the panicked deliverer, fibs, facades, fallacies and infidelities alike will all weave the same tangled web.  And freedom can only be obtained by releasing the energy of honesty.  Create a positive future by seeking authenticity in all who surround you…More importantly, choose respect for yourself by unabashedly standing in truth.  Reveal its power and revel in the liberation it returns.

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SOAPBOX of the week: Spirit of survival

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.”     – Gospel of Thomas

Our entire lives, we’re consumed with acquiring “the right gear” to survive “the game of life.”  We prepare for rough terrain, erratic weather, restless natives, and, of course, limited supplies!  Then we create safe havens in which to hide and hoard our gear.  It’s always all about “the stuff’ you can “stuff” around you.  Yet, when it comes down to brass tacks, the toys and tools aren’t your saving grace.  What is…is the “stuff” within you.  Gut instincts, a sense of humor, personal faith, the drive to succeed, integrity and the ability to love.  Trust that it’s exactly what you need to navigate safely, and your abundant stash will never run out.

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman

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