SOAPBOX® mini-motivation: New Year, Same Brilliant YOU

“Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.”     Steven Tyler, musician & wordsmith

Cheers to 2012 for all who fall upon this little ditty and drink it in with celebration!  Tis just one day past yesterday, which is no different from the day before.   And if it weren’t for calendars, Hallmark, and Dick Clark,  January 1st would feel just the same, year after year.  That is, unless you take on the aerobic challenge of changing one thing.  No, not your toothpaste, nor your weight, job, bad habits, zip code, or last name.  Nope.  That omnipotent, omnipresent, blessed thing called your  perspective. 

I beckon you to sweat it out until you shift your outlook to see that YOU indeed are the light in your own life.  YOU have the real answers to your questions, the solutions to your problems, and the intrinsic brilliance to your extinguish your darkness.  Quick fixes, shiny new toys and winning lottery tickets are meaningless if you still think you’re your own dilemma.

So, this is my wish and prayer for you, folks.  That you remove the bushel to reveal your golden glow for your own optimism and opportunity… day after week after year.  Just imagine if we all took to beaming our gifts to create peace and joy with domino effect. What a world this would be.  Isn’t that right, John?        ~KD


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SOAPBOX of the week: LIFE takes LOVE

“If you just blow a little love into it, it’ll fly right up into the stratosphere.”     – Steven Tyler, musical artist and performer

So, you’ve mixed up a recipe …but it tastes like something’s missing.  So you fuss ‘til you ruin it, lure someone else to fix, pitch it and try something else entirely, or just give up.  Overkill it or abandon it, right?  Now, what if I told you that recipe ain’t just for Mom’s meatloaf…but for all of your life’s nourishing concoctions and confections, like your friendships, family, business, health, home…heck even your wardrobe!  And what if I told you that the special ingredient missing in your flailing formula might just be, simply, LOVE.  Your enthusiasm to create, cultivate, and confetti is truly irreplaceable.  And adding a tablespoon or truckload might just breathe life into an unfulfilling relationship, boring event, unappealing exercise routine or unstimulating job.    Point is, folks, whether it’s marriage or Mom’s prized meatloaf, remember why you put on the chef’s hat in the first place and pour your heart into the mix.   

 Copyright 2000-2009 by Kimberlie Dykeman
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SOAPBOX of the week: the place is not the point

    “Life’s a journey, not a destination.”     – Steven Tyler, rock-n-roller

Hey there, rock and rollers!  Here’s a hidden treasure from one of the disciples of lyric and noise With a flick of his mic and a howl from his chops, he time enlightens us with but a few words.  Deceivingly simple at first glance, you must step back to appreciate its expanding profundity and note how it levels the playing field for every age, ethnicity, and walk of life.  With commonsensical clarity it serves to remind us that we are all on the same map.  It’s called Earth, folks.  You’ve already reached your destination.  Now it’s up to you to create the experience.  So, enjoy the route, the scenery, the pit stops, the landmarks, heck, even the 7-11s along the way!  Take it all in before someone folds it all up.

Copyright 2000-2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman.

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A portion of the proceeds of all book sales is donated to LIVESTRONG.