“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ~Oscar Wilde
There are only 75 days before the start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 68 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you. The whole thrust of the 75 questions is to prompt a reaction and honest answer to the probe.
The fundamental intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. Each question should be a catalyst for inner change that leaves you feeling more dynamic, powerful, intrigued, and authentic. When these emotions are gradually opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.
Post your answers, you will get a response to your replies and we will use these 75 questions to lift life as the year 2017 begins.
Millions watched the 100 year birthday celebration for Frank Sinatra last night, it was extraordinary. My primary take-away is that Mr. Sinatra loved music, people and life. He made no apologies for living his way and that is what I submit for you to do in 2016-Live your life your way.@franksinatra
His smile, Sinatra’s persona, his life of inclusion-were all done his way. The benefit of living your life “your way” is that you authentically live YOU and only you.
You suspend seeking approval from others, you instead know yourself intimately and choose to live as you creatively dictate.
You forego personal vacancy, instead you kindly occupy your own life space.
You cancel imitation and chart your purposed destiny.
Be your own “Chairman of the Board” and live your life and love your way!
But, Lexington, Kentuckyaltruist Ashley Boydgan is making a difference in the lives of children who face live threatening illnesses and/or children whose families face economic hardship and cannot afford even the birthday cake. Ashley was profiled by reporter John Yang and anchor Brian Williams on the NBC show Making A Difference for the caring project she started, Sweet Blessings, to support these children by sweetening their day with artistic, customized cakes.
“I was supposed to spend more time making a difference and less time making a living,” says Ashley Boydgan. The group who works with her to bake and decorate the cakes for special children and families around Kentucky who apply for these cakes do not get to meet the recipients-that does not make a difference. What does make a difference is the giving; the work that they do to add smiles and lighten the load.
Make someone else happier today – look for ways to give others a reason to smile. Make a difference.
In celebration of my Mom’s eightieth birthday, I have a joke for you:
An elderly woman was beaming as she walked around the mall. Someone stopped and asked her what is the secret to her happiness. She told her, today is my birthday and my children gave me a SUV – sunflower seeds, unlimited talk card and vitamins. They know me well; i love seeds, talking and staying healthy.