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Monthly Archives: March 2013

These are a collection of my favorite quotes, gathered through a lifetime of experiences. For me, they make the soul smile…

1. If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Peace Pilgrim

2. She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.
Elizabeth Edwards

3. Everything matters more than we think it does, and at the same time, nothing matters as much as we think it does.
Samuel Butler

4. You life is your message to the world. Make sure its inspiring.
Anon

5. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

6. Sometime you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Anon

7. It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.
LiveLifeHappy.com

8. Your dreams will always defeat reality if you give it a chance.
Anon

There are some mornings you wake and think… Maybe I’ll have coffee instead of tea…. or toast instead of porridge….

There are mornings that look so glorious, it makes our souls smile… Sometimes those mornings make us want to be good people.. Maybe do a few good deeds. But like every other resolution we have – be it lose weight or exercise, eat healthily or even just think about smiling more – we inevitably forgot. We let our lives take over and our dreams go to sleep..

This video is an amazing tribute to all the young women  - the princesses of the world. It made me appreciate their love, sincerity and courage. And I pray that it will touch your soul and enlighten our society, so that we can learn to love, cherish & appreciate the princesses in our world….

In October 2012, I lead an expedition with nine brave OutCause Explorers. We summited the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise an awareness in the ‘fight against cancer’ & to garner funds for the Karunashraya Cancer Hospice in Bangalore, India – a hospice that offers palliative care to terminally ill cancer patients.
This is our story…
Please take the time to watch it, share it & if you can – help Karanushraya.

For a day to day  & moment by moment account of our expedition, please read OutCause Explorer Maria Goretti’s blog…. http://mariagorettiz.blogspot.in

The following is a poem I commissioned on KickStarter by Thom Ingram.

I asked him to write a poem about a young athlete who has to persevere daily, to overcome adversity and find his place in the world.

This

A secret for the world son, there is none.
And daughter, the fodder we have fed you on.

I know, told each day, by action, by situation,
your life is worth less. Blessed I feel
to sit beside you. Future president,
present champion. To tell you a secret.
There is none, but getting up and running.

One foot, one step. Working harder than the rest.
Show up early. Stay late. Keep the streets
and the apathy at bay. The easy and the quick
are thick lies that will tease you to sit. Stand
again (and again). One foot, one hand. One inch

at a time. I give you a word. Mine. That this
is a moment you and I can’t let pass by, or miss.