Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reverb11: Giving

Throughout December, I will be sharing my personal responses to the prompts of Reverb11Below is my response from the seventh prompt.

Prompt 7: Giving. “The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” (David Viscott) What is your gift to give?

I have been avoiding answering this prompt and while procrastinating I read this on Cynthia Oceill's blog,  

"You want to live a big life and create real change, but you're afraid to take strides toward your dreams, to risk failure and rejection. You're clinging to your small life to avoid pain. You cannot stand in achievement or magnificence and stay in the comfort of littleness or the delusion of unworthiness too. Man up (you too, ladies) and give your littleness away".-Cynthia Occelli

What is your gift to give?  I am not sure I know the answer to that question and it is a question that I desperately want to answer.  Playing small, playing safe is not serving me or the world. 

I attended a board retreat for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society seven weeks ago and I created a personal vision statement.  We were instructed to share our vision  with three people every day in order to keep it alive and other than telling my wife I have not declared my vision.   Along with the vision there has to be an intention and a commitment. 

I have reached the point in my life where I want  to feel inspired.   I want to live an inspired life and be able to inspire others.   I want to write and I resist writing, putting myself out into the world. 

I am not sure if my vision is my purpose and I know if I lived into my vision, I would be living from inspiration and magnificence.  If I inspire others than I am giving my gift away. 

I am inspiring communities to join the Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter revolution where we are all engaged in the fight to create a world without blood cancer. 

I intend to enroll people in my vision. 

I commit to declaring my vision to the world. 

That big decision you're putting off? This is your permission to just do it. Light, Love, Belief in you. Now, go-Shayna Lister Hefner

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reverb11: Adding Ease in 2012

Throughout December, I will be sharing my personal responses to the prompts of Reverb11Below is my response from the sixth prompt.

What can you do to add ease to 2012?

Daily Meditation practice.  I started this in October of this year and have found it to have a very calming effect.  I have had trouble sleeping through the night for many years and this is a much better way of spending the nocturnal moments. 

I really like this particular guided meditation narrated by Carman Warrington, Who am I?

Practicing the ancient Hawaiian system of Ho'oponoopono.  I have been doing this every morning  for twenty minutes before I get out of bed in the morning and at various times throughout the day when I find myself feeling unbalanced. 

The  Ho’oponopono process consists of repetitions of the following phrases:

  • I Love You
  • Please forgive me
  • I am sorry
  • Thank you

Psychic cleaning:
Removing things/memories from my life that no longer serve me.  

Practicing detachment:
Suspending judgement.   What if I stopped attaching meaning/judgement to my story?  No right or wrong, not good or bad.     Loving what is as Byron Katie says. 

What if I stopped judging everyone else?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Reverb11: Year in Review

Throughout December, I will be sharing my personal responses to the prompts of Reverb11.Below is my response from the third prompt.
3. Year in Review. As you reflect back on the happenings of 2011, what were your high points and what were your low points? What do you notice as you look back on the year as a whole?
High points:
Meeting Patti Digh and Clara Boza in person in Asheville, North Carolina.
Running in a new state, North Carolina(#15)
Going to Europe for the first time. 

Seeing Les Miserables in London. 
Running in two new countries(England and France(#3 and #4)
Training for  and running the Paris marathon(#17) with my daughter Laura and raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as members of Team in Training.
Celebrating my 28th wedding anniversary with my wife at the Sheraton. 
The search for the perfect Margarita in Denver. 
Meeting new people who have inspired me, Heather Ehle(Project Sanctuary), Cassandra Perkins(Global Voices
Running the Colorado Relay race(200 miles, with my daughter and seeing the first ever proposal at the end of the relay. 

Hugging Marci Shimoff, Don Miguel Ruiz and Cassandra Perkins at the Evolve Expo on 11/11/11. 
Seeing Ragtime at the Arvada Center, Les Miserables at the Buell Theatre.  Love going to the theater with my family. 
Having this extended period of time to be able to spend time with my children. 
Low points:
My mother slipping on black ice and breaking her ankle while walking our dogs. 
Being away from home for 3 1/2 weeks in March.  Longest time I have ever been away from my family.   
Crippling shin pain that almost derailed being to run the Paris marathon.  Initially thought that I had stress fractures in both shins, turned out it was a side effect of new Cholesterol medication(Lipitor). 
Laura having her passport stolen the last night we were in Paris. 
A hit and run that totaled my car. 
Adam moving out.
Buying and starting a business that I had no passion for.  
As I reflect on the year as a whole, there were many more high points than low points.  It certainly has been a year of personal growth which has really felt uncomfortable.  A year that started with career transition starting a new business, experienced family transition, my daughter got engaged, my son left home.  Sue and I became empty nester's.  It is just the two of us for the first time in 24 years.  
As 2011 ends the question of what's next for me remains to be discovered.  What is the work I am to do in the world?  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 15

Today I am thankful for:

The opportunity to attend a free Kettle ball class.  Wow, that was hard.

A beautiful fall day in Colorado.

A run at one of my favorite spots.

Monday, November 14, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 14

Today I am thankful for:

A water pipe that broke in the basement as it moved me to action.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 13

Today I am thankful for:

Being 1 of 3,000 runners that laced up their shoes to support the work of the Fetal Hope Foundation.  I love being a part of the Denver running community!

A beautiful fall day.

Clarity that is shaping a decision in my life.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 12

Today I am thankful for:

Being able to speak at the Team in Training Alumni Recruitment meeting.

A great day at the Evolve Expo:

Got see meet and listen to to Marci Shimoof, Don Miguel Ruiz and Cassandra Perkins.

Also got to hug Marci, Don and Cassandra!

Lots of inspiration today.

Date night with Sue.

Friday, November 11, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 11

Today I am thankful for:

Freedom that was we enjoy in our country given to us by the men and woman who serve and have served.

God Bless the troops!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 10

Today I am thankful for:

Being able to move my body

Being open to new possibilities

My family

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 9

Today I am thankful for:

Being able to run 2 miles without pain.

A fun evening with a new friend, discussing the World Series, work, and life philosophy.  I felt like I was back in college...

Feeling support from new and unexpected places.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thirty Days of Thanks: Day 8

Today I am thankful for:

Receiving this award from a new friend who is doing amazing work in the world at the age of 14.

This really made my day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 7

Today I am thankful for:

This thought from a friend on Facebook.

"Breaking news: the verdict is in. Your body was made to move. Live. Breathe. Serve others. Laugh. Wake up!"-Sarah Stanley

Being able to work out at 24 HR fitness. 

Having this gift of time in my life.

Feeling support from unexpected places. 


Sunday, November 6, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 6

Today I am thankful for:

Being able to run the Anything is Possible 5K that started at 1:50 in the morning.  One of the things that I love about the running community is every race benefits a charity.  Inspired to be part of this community.

A fun afternoon at Noonan's Tavern with Sue, Adam, Laura and Chris watching the Bronco game.  I am so grateful for the amazing relationship I have with my family.   Great memories :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 5

Today I am thankful for:

Being able to have lunch with my great nephew Keegan and Laura and Adam.

4 mile run through one of my favorite parts of Denver.

Date night with Sue.

Friday, November 4, 2011

30 Days of Thanks-Day 4

Today I am thankful for:

Spending time with Adam today bowling.

Having lunch with my parents.

Chicken A'la Sue for dinner :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

30 Days of Thanks-Day 3

Today I am thankful for:

Being open to exploring what is possible

Having lunch with Adam and Laura

Running for no reason

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

30 Days of Thanks-Day 2

Today I am thankful for:

Having lunch with an old friend.

Being able to exercise every day if I so choose

An e-mail from Kelly's Aunt Linda.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Days of Thanks-Day 1

Today I am thankful for:

 My first run in 37 days. Being able to enjoy a beautiful fall day, the sound of leaves crunching underneath my feet as I ran.  Hopeful that my Achilles heel has healed.                

New friends I have made this year.

An unexpected visit from an old friend today.

Meditation and gratitude practice.

My family. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

29 years

Sue and I went on our first date 29 years ago today.

I worked for a 1/2 day at a house that I was framing in Cherry Hills. 

I borrowed my father's Oldsmobile so I Sue wouldn't have to ride in my truck on our first date.

She greeted me at the door of  her apartment.  She was wearing a pretty white dress. 

We had tickets to the theatre to see A Chorus Line.

We drove over to Simms Landing and had a late dinner.  We sat in our little booth and talked for a long time, the things you do on first dates.

We drove back to her apartment.  I sat nervously on the couch with her.  It had been such a long time since I had been on a date with someone that I liked, someone I was attracted to and wanted to be with.

It probably took me half an hour or longer for me to finally ask her if I could kiss her. I was so nervous.

And she said yes and we kissed and we kissed and it was another world waiting for me there.

I wonder if she will say yes tonight?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Military Appreciation Day

I have been away from this space for almost three months.  I am hoping I can get back to writing again.

I went to a Military Appreciation lunch last week hosted by the Parker Chamber of commerce.

I came away from the meeting with a new found appreciation for, not just the men and women who serve us, take an oath to protect and defend the constition of our country, but for the families of these men and women.

There was a young woman who shared a story of the impact on their family during the Persian Gulf War.  Her Dad was going to be deployed.  He would leave for duty in two weeks.

Suddenly being the daughter of a military officer didn't equate to cool.  Now it was scary.

The night before he was going to leave, he received notice that his deployment was delayed for two weeks.  They had already said their good-byes and braced themselves for what was to come and now they would go through that again.

Two weeks passed and again his deployment would be delayed.  This family lived this emotional roller coaster of not knowing over and over again for eight weeks.  In the end her Dad never went to the Persian Gulf.  The war ended before he was deployed and the seeds of fear of losing her Dad had been planted.

10 years later, she was teaching in an elementary school in Boston on 09/11.  Her first thought on hearing of the terrorist attacks brought her fears back to the present.  She was sure that this time, her Dad would be going to war.  She called her father in tears, terrified that he would be called to fight this unseen enemy.

Her Dad told her to pull herself together, these kids need you to be strong.  Now "Buckle Up". She broke down and had to be sent home.

Her Dad didn't go to war this time either.  He eventually did go to war, and this time the enemy was cancer.

He died at the age of 58.  She still lives the lessons her father taught her when she faces fear, "Pull yourself together and buckle down."

I had the honor to shake the hand of a chief warrant officer who served our country for 20 years and thank him for his service.  It truly was an honor to be able to look him in the eye and to give thanks.

He gave me a brochure of poems he had written during his career.  He warned me that I might need to have some kleenex nearby and he was right.

I have no frame of reference for what this is like to leave your family for an extended time.  Earlier this year, I went to Charlotte for 3 1/2 weeks.  I wasn't going to war, I would be safe and my family was safe and for me I still had that twinge of fear, uncertainty that would creep into my thoughts.

I can't imagine how these families are able to do this.

God bless our troops and their families.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We are Columbine

Twelve years have passed.

KOA radio replayed the first 9-1-1 call that came in from the school as I was driving to work today.

So sad.

Some of these young people would be turning 30, having children, getting promoted.  Life milestones that will never happen

13 voices silenced.

The weather today is gloomy, raining like it did after the shootings.  The heavens wept for these young people and their families.

These are the names of Columbine.

Cassie Bernall, 17. Active in church youth programs and Bible study groups. Recently visited Britain. Favorite movie was Mel Gibson's ''Braveheart.''

Steven Curnow, 14. A freshman, dreamed of being a Navy top gun and piloting an F-16. Watched ''Star Wars'' movies so often he could recite dialogue. Played soccer as a boy; learned to referee to earn pocket money.

Corey DePooter, 17. Loved to golf, hunt and fish. Former wrestler. Had taken maintenance job at a golf club to save up for a boat with a friend. Good student.

Kelly Fleming, 16. Aspiring songwriter and author. Wrote scores of poems and short stories based on her life experiences. Was learning to play guitar. Had recently moved from Phoenix. Was eager to get her driver's license and part-time job.

Matthew Kechter, 16. A junior, had hoped to start for the football team. Lifted weights. Maintained A average.

Daniel Mauser, 15. A sophomore, excelled in math and science, and earned straight A's on last report card. Ran cross country and joined debate team.

Daniel Rohrbough, 15. Helped in his father's electronics business and worked on family farms in Kansas during the summer. Enjoyed computer games, stereos and home theater systems.

William ''Dave'' Sanders, 47. Columbine teacher for 24 years, including in business and science. Coached girls' basketball and softball. Married, three daughters and 10 grandchildren. Shot twice in chest while directing students down hallway to safety. Survived at least 3 1/2 hours.

Rachel Scott, 17. Played lead in a student-written play, ''Smoke in the Room.'' Active in Celebration Christian Fellowship church. Liked photography. During rampage, younger brother Craig, 16, played dead in library and helped lead others to safety.

Isaiah Shoels, 18. Due to graduate in May. Suffered health problems as a child and had heart surgery twice. Wanted to attend an arts college and become a music executive. Small in stature but lifted weights and played football and wrestled.

John Tomlin, 16. Enjoyed driving off-road in his beat-up Chevy pickup. Worked after school in gardening store and belonged to a church youth group. Went on missionary trip to Mexico and built a house for the poor. Wanted to enlist in the Army.

Lauren Townsend, 18. Captain of girls' varsity volleyball team, coached by her mother. Member of the National Honor Society and candidate for valedictorian. Wanted to major in biology in college.

Kyle Velasquez, 16. Had attended Columbine only three months. Loved computers, the Denver Broncos and dreamed of joining the Navy, as his father had. Devoted to family. Buried with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

We are Columbine.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 One World One Heart Winners of the Giveaway

TODAY'S THE DAY! The Winners of the One World, One Heart Giveaway are being announced!

First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by for a visit.  I have so enjoyed being a part of One World, One Heart.   I hope those of you who stopped by will return again.   It has been a truly wonderful experience.


THE WINNERS as chosen by Random.Org.

#1: -Ladybug
#2:  Nanbonn
#3:  Janine

I offered three prizes in the giveaway and for those of you that were selected, you get to choose which item you wish to receive.

The Art of Non Conformity

Technical Running shirt

Rock My World Hand painted rocks

Congratulations to the winners, and heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Worth Fighting For-Whitney

One of the things Laura and I wanted to do during this season with TNT in addition to raising money to find a cure for blood cancers was to increase awareness of this disease by sharing the stories of those who have touched by a blood cancer.

Whitney is one of our awesome team heroes for this season and it is because Whitney is worth fighting for that we continue to ask for donations to accelerate a cure for blood cancers, to raise awareness. This is an inspired call to action.

It is my honor to share Whitney's story with you. 

If you are so inspired I would ask for you to take a few more minutes and make a tax deductible donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  to honor Whitney and what she fought for during her treatment and what she continues to fight for now.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Welcome to the wonderful One World One Heart Event here at Run 26.2 for Kelly!

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.

My name is Ross Kinney and the beautiful girl sitting next to me is Kelly(see my About me link on my sidebar for more info.), runner, cyclist, writer, blood cancer freedom fighter. My home town is Denver, Colorado, and I still live in Colorado with my wife of 27 years who is also my best friend, my wonderful children, three dogs and a very unhappy cat. 

I started this blog almost three years ago in honor of  a very special person in my life, Kelly Grubb. Kelly  passed away after an almost twelve year battle with Acute Lymphocatic Leukemia in March 2008. I began running marathons for Kelly in 1999 as a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program when she was ten years old.

I continue to run to honor Kelly's life and what she stood for, what she fought for.  She is my hero and my inspiration for much of my writing and my daily living.

I will be offering three door prizes this year. The drawings for all three are open to anyone in the world with a blog who is participating in the One World One Heart project. Just leave me a comment on this post that includes your email or blog address so that I can get in touch with the 3 winners. I will do the drawing for the prizes with a random number generator at 10:00 pm Mountain time on the last day of the OWOH project, February 17th, 2011.

This is what I am giving away this year :

                                                      Guide to living an unconventional life

                                                        Technical performance running shirt

Rock My World Hand painted rocks

Wishing everyone a safe journey during your One World One Heart blog trip and I look forward to visiting many new places on this adventure.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrate Honor Inspire Friday

I have had the most amazing experience over the last seven days.

I have a Rock Fairy in my life now and I think everyone needs a Rock Fairy.  Way cooler than a Fairy God Mother.

I was looking for an idea to give our fund raising that Laura and I are doing for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society a jumpstart.

I had this idea to give a small keepsake to anyone that donated 10.00 or more to our webpage.  Something that people might want to keep, something unique and the idea was born.  Start a movement, become a Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter.

I had recently placed an order to the Rock Fairy and when I placed my order, I asked for two custom made rocks.  I wanted one of the rocks to say, Celebrate Honor Inspire as that was my three word theme for 2011 and I wanted a rock that said Run 26.2 for Kelly. 

I wrote to Kim deBroin Mailhot(Aka the Rock Fairy) and asked would it be possible to place a special order for 100 rocks that would all have the same inscription.  What would it cost to do that?

To my amazement, Kim replied not only was it possible, but she would donate the rocks and her time to paint the rocks.  No charge.  Simply pay the shipping costs.  She wanted to help, she wanted to make a difference.  The rocks were her gift to Laura and me to help us in this fight to create a world without blood cancers.

Kim even made the rocks two sided, one side says Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter and the other side has an inspirational word.  She did this because to her it felt right, and I love them.  One of my favorites, says "Together" on the back.  

You can read more about Kim's efforts by clicking here.

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."-Martin Luther King

I hope those that are reading may be inspired to make a donation, or find their own calling to service, to greatness.

I don't know what the ripple effect of Kim's kindness will create in the world.  I do know what it did for me.

I was so touched in part that she chose to do this to help Laura and me celebrate Kelly's life, honor what she stood for, what she fought for.  A life that continues to inspire us.

To get your very own Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter rock  please click here and make a tax dedeuctible donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of 10.00 or more and reserve your spot on the Blood Cancer Freedom Fighter's Wall of fame.

Rock on!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Light and Love

Nice message in this post from Brene Brown on Martin Luther King day.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The One Flaw In Women

I love the message in this movie.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Turn up the heat on blood cancer for Kelly's birthday

Today Kelly would be 22 years old and I am asking for your support to help me honor her life and all that she fought for in this battle against blood cancer. Kelly was such an inspiration to me! I will never forget her courage and loving attitude throughout her cancer journey. Please read the story on my website about how Kelly became my hero.

Will you help by:

1. Clicking on the link below and make a tax deductible donation in Kelly's honor. I am suggesting a donation of $26.22, one dollar per mile and one penny to commemorate each year of the anniversary of her birthday. If you are moved to give more that would be wonderful, however any amount would be so appreciated and will make an impact in the lives of patients and their families that are struggling today with this relentless disease.

2. Share the link to our team web page on Facebook or Twitter or link to this page on your blog.

3. Leave us a note of encouragement on our web page. We would love to hear from you.

If you would rather donate by check, please let me know and I will be glad to send you a self addressed stamped envelope.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Please click here to help fund lifesaving research, turn up the heat on cancer and make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to honor Kelly's life. We need your help to move the needle in this fight. Be 212° Be the difference!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mission moment for Kelly

I asked if I could give the mission moment before the start of our group run on  I wanted to do something to honor Kelly this weekend.

We have a mission story before the start of every group run, to remind us of why we run, why we are raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

I shared a glimpse of Kelly's story from mid January 2008, written by her Mother, Patty.  When I got to the words make no mistake, I felt overwhelmed with emotions.  I had to stop and compose myself.  I felt sad as I read those words and at the same time I felt incredibly inspired by who Kelly was and what she stood for, what she fought for, I felt so grateful for her life.

Kelly is in quite a bit of pain but doesn't want to be admitted for IV pain medication so is just doing oral pain meds at this time. she has turned down the only new protocol available at this time - it would involve PEG asparginase shots which caused her to have a stroke when she was 7. understandable. so there are few options available - most likely little chance for remission.

Please pray for wisdom as we meet with doctors on Monday to decide on a course of treatment to ease Kelly's pain and to slow down the leukemia so we might have more time (we so want more time!)

just a quick update. Kelly's pain is much better - the continuous morphine pills have achieved a more constant level in her blood -. kelly has chosen a "maintenance" plan - most likely will not achieve a remission but hopefully buy some time and make her more comfortable. she has also chosen to stay in Seattle for about 6 more weeks to put a pain management plan in place and also a detailed care plan for when we return home to Montana. she will meet with her friends from Child Life at the hospital - young ladies she has worked with and loves - and they will work with her to prioritize her time left and ascertain some goals and decisions she has control over.

make no mistake, this 19-year-old is fully aware of her prognosis. and she is still hopeful that maybe, as before, a new treatment option will come available that works. she is also still the fighter she has always been - her life, her dreams, time with her family and friends are still worth fighting for she feels. she truly inspires me - she plans to live, truly live each day.

And over the last two months of her life, Kelly lived her life.

She attended fundraiser’s for Children’s hospital of Seattle and the Ronald McDonald house where she and her family spent so much of their lives during her treatment. She met her transplant donor Emily who gave us the gift of Kelly living cancer free for almost 5 years and she fought so hard for her final wish to be home when it was her time and in the end the cancer killed itself, Kelly lived joyfully and vibrantly till her last breath.

Emily and Kelly at Childrens Hospital

Tomorrow is Kelly’s birthday and she would have been 22 and so I ask that in the weeks and months ahead that we honor what Kelly was important to Kelly. Her life and what she believed in is worth fighting for.

I love you Kelly, you are my hero. Happy Birthday.

Sunrise 01/09/2009

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Well, I am not sure what to say about this other than WOW!

Sarah Stanley is taking on childhood obesity.  Check out her schedule on 2011.

"So to recap my 2011 #beatobesity athletic schedule: cycling 50 miles in each state+DC, all 19 RnR half marathons, two 50milers, and a few marathons :) AND NOT DIE!"

You can learn more about Sarah's mission at her website.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Human Kindess

One of my facebook friends posted this today.  Too good of a story not to share.  

Monday, January 3, 2011

Already Prfict

I really liked this thought from thought from Shellen Lubins Monday Morning quotes. 

"Nxt tim I'll be prfict."

Zija Lubin-West

Age 6-7

A note Zija wrote to her mother and her teacher after she had misbehaved in class.

She also writes about a different perspective she read about the ritual of breaking a glass at a Jewish wedding.

"Everything is already broken, already lost, already gone, and so let's just enjoy it for the moment now when we have it. The breaking of the glass symbolizes for her the letting go of any expectation that it could ever be any other way."

How would you live your life every day if if you knew it was already broken, already lost, already prfict?

To life!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Letters to Juliet

I watched the movie Letters to Juliet tonight and I really liked this message from the movie.

You need only the courage to

follow your heart..."

"I don't know what a love like that

feels like... a love to leave loved

ones for, a love to cross oceans

for... but I'd like to believe if I

ever felt it. I'd have the courage

to seize it. I hope you had the

courage to seize it, Claire. And if

you didn't, I hope one day that you


Here is to finding the courage to follow our hearts, to cross oceans if necessary and run towards our lives!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

In Three Words

My friend Sarah posted this question a while back and I have chosen my three words to guide me in 2011.

For me this is not a resolution or a goal.  This is setting an intention for my being in my every day and moment.


Celebrate-I simply do not do enough of that and I want to do more.  I want to attract that to my life. I don't have to accomplish a big thing to celebrate.  This is setting an intention to celebrate the little things as well as the big things. 

Honor-honor my word to myself as well as to others.  I am much better at keeping my word with others than I am with myself.

Inspire-to inspire others as well as being inspired by others.  Actively pursue things that inspire me and take actions, live my life in a way that inspires others.

In the movie Secreteriat Penny Tweedy said "This is about life being in front of you and running towards it."

I thought that was a really inspiring moment from the movie and a great intention as a new year begins on a way of living your life.

No resolution, no goals. Setting an intention. 

Running towards my life: Celebrate, honor, inspire.

Happy New Year to everyone in 2011.