Advice from a Tree

Aside

This morning I wanted to start off on a serious note.  This is just one example of what happens when you live up to your potential and choose to follow your passions.  Please take ten minutes to watch this feature on Pat Summitt, former Tennessee Volunteer’s Women’s Basketball Coach.  She was a pioneer in women’s sports as well as just an awesome reminder that no matter what life throws at you with the right attitude, holding integrity through your actions, and following your heart will propel you into greater success than what you can imagine.  I admire what she as well as so many others have done in fighting for equality in media coverage, attendance and most of all giving women and equal shot at sports.  They have qualities that are appealing and should be shown.  http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8158231

I always try to look for the good in people.  I try to see what makes them tick and normally the first thing I see is their potential.  Sometimes it is deceiving when you are enamored with this immense amount of dreams without being grounded in the reality that this person is the only one that is able to choose to live up to their potential.  It all falls back in their court.  When they start walking down the stagnant route and lounging lazily along the course of their life sometimes it takes someone to come along and nudge them. Some are responsive while others are annoyed.  All the while others might not be receptive of anything because they aren’t there yet.  It is so very important on this journey to get on the right path and choose to live up to our potential and make our dreams come to life!  We owe it to ourselves.  We owe it to this world to give others what we have to offer.

If we are to live up to our own potential, then we must learn to prioritize and detach.  As we detach, certain things start standing out as priority and the rest doesn’t really matter.  Prioritizing.  We start to witness the beauty and of goodness rather than the heavy negatives to which hold us back from our potential.  When we simply take a step back from our initial human reaction, we can clearly see what needs to happen verse reacting and causing unnecessary grief.  Observe.  Listen.  We need to listen to what God is speaking to us and allow Him to work through us.  As we learn how to let God guide us in this path for the search of potential and passions that lie deep within the core of our soul, we too find our very place in this world for inspiration, desire, and ultimately living our life as we ought to be living.

If we choose not to live up to our potential, sometimes that is the hardest thing to understand for those of us who have crossed that difficult barrier.  It is a scary place to make such a life changing decision yet, with the right conditions, nurturing, and attitude even the seed in rocky soil will be transformed and enlightened!

What is your potential?  Do you recognize it?

CatMan

My Catwalk down the Red Carpet….

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So my beautiful friend Zahara (Earthquakes and Rattlesnakes) did something amazingly hilarious.  She apparently feels like I fit the category of most stylish blogger hehe.  This makes me laugh…considering I sit in my stylish rood sweatpants and my IU t-shirt….definitely don’t match at all…HOWEVER, I do have my pool boy by my side so that is always a plus!  He will be my exotic escort as I strut down the Red Carpet…I see the flashes now!  Click!  Click!  (Thank you!  Thank you, oh you are so kind…)

 

SO here are the rules:

 

  • Present seven things about yourself
  • Name about a half dozen bloggers you think deserve the award
  • Contact those people
  • Create a link back to the person who gave you the honor
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    AND HERE WE GO:

    1.  I love the Dutch language, culture, etc.  Can’t really tell you why…but I just do!

     

     

     

    2.  I have a passion for media, sports, and helping others.  Just trying to mesh them together  🙂

     

     

     

    3.  I am actually very short.  I am 4 foot 8 inches…enough said…

    4.  I have been a cheerleader for 12 years which is half my age minus one…it’s all starting to make sense now huh?

     

     

     

    5.  I have the best mentors and friends in the universe…online and in real life.  That is just fact!  But my family will always be number 1.

    6.  I am addicted to Bravo and The Food Network (um…but who isn’t???)

    7.  I speak my mind and stand for Truth.  I let that govern my actions.  I am who I say I am  🙂

     

    I would like to give my nominees:

    The Edmonton Tourist:  ET is fabulous and is the Queen of traveling.  She logs her travels and lives life from place to place.  Her and the Muppets–they never have a dull moment!

    Working Tech Mom:  Oh a working mom that is just trying to get thru while keeping everything in perspective.  What a dear friend!  I would encourage anyone to read her blog if you are seeking a balance and fresh look on your life.

    Speaking from the Heart:  For anyone that is looking for some spiritual perspective or guidance, Laurie does an amazing job explaining aspects of spirituality on levels one can really relate with.  We all could use a little more relaxing and calmness here….

    Adventures and Insights:  This gentleman is so great!  I love his simplicity toward life and just amazing heartfelt freshness.  He brings some culture, music, common sense and over all just “amazing insights” to the playing field!  You might be surprised what you find on his adventures…

     

    Thought of the evening: “Idea’s are nothing without action and attention”