”These men sacrificed their lives so we could have luxuries.”
It really is fun to hang out in the gym and workout and train clients and discover new ways of doing things...both by doing and watching.
My Youtube channel will unveil video evidence of my get-in-shape goofiness every Monday along with some random uploads as they strike my fancy.
I am hoping to echo great exercises and information presented by folks that I enjoy learning from as well as offer up some twists and innovations based on practical experience.
Most important - Get in motion and make it a beautiful day!
I get it. I’m married. That shouldn’t automatically sign you up for couple costumes. Especially when your spouse has to Google search possibilities after denying the ultimate couple costume...
if only to be dressed in layers on a cold eve🤓
be aw3some today!
1. shout out something for which you are grateful
2. move a muscle for someone else
Just had a wonderful conversation with my mother about the fear, vulnerability and safety issues she faces everyday simply because of her gender.
*Then listened to her wonder aloud why my cats are scared of her*
She started the conversation by asking me, “what do you do everyday to insure your safety?
1. Put my glasses on
2. Put my seatbelt on
3. Aware of my surroundings/exits
Blessed to be always surrounded by strong women. They help shape my worldview because I have no comprehension what people who are non-white males go through day in and day out. The mental, emotional and physical struggles are daunting.
Her list. Her list scares me, saddens me.
What do you do every day to insure your safety?
I offer up a request to anyone with access to Adobe products, may you please create a logo stating, “Bod Light / Workout Responsibly,” If you choose to accept this limited time offer I promise to use it accordingly and give credit where credit is due.
This is just one of those ideas that got thrown around this week with all the rest. Staying highly productive rather than hopeful is the only way to be…pro-active.
The viewpoint of Ross Rossan as seen through the lenses he keeps is worth noting. He updated my aging process today as I seek to help my agent earn 10% of that Union work winnowing its way into the great state of Michigan.
Per the title – a realization that I have been in front of a camera or behind a microphone for twenty years and needed a boost to my memory that you must create every day. Make your own way by adding even the smallest of pieces, using the slightest of effort knowing help is there when you lead with humility.
Grateful for the folks in the service department of DODGE who took care of me this AM and all those TIGERS who are going to use their talents this eve to put on a show worthy of Ball Park franks!
Use it. Or lose it. Faith. Works.
The hubbub holding our House and Senate accountable at town halls and taking to the streets with crafty cardboard cutouts to have the voice of the people heard - turns out that the government is listening, as reported by a host of news sources, including my favorite @NPR
I don’t know why this is a revelation. Reporters and whistleblowers have notified us of this actuality for years. The film Citizen Fouris one of many documentaries highlighting the opportunities in the tech bubble wherein our digital activities echo and are collected by anyone with the desire and know-how. We can all be celebrities to someone in the world of 0’s and 1’s.
Acting as if the intelligence community takes note of how many husbands are forced to watch Love It or List Itis annoying, while no one concerns themselves with Nielsen or Accuen utilizing those data collection opportunities to track our eyeballs as we know Google, Apple or Facebook do so very well, with mutual benefits of their business and us, the end-user. Every click is clocked. Known. Not revelatory.
If your paranoia gets the best of you there is a way to be warned when receiving a phone call or text without being alarmed - the redaved ringtone “The NSA will begin recording in 5, 4, 3, 2…”
Through all of this noise I am learning to listen to myself. The anxiety, frustration, serenity and hopefulness, all being broadcast through my thoughts as I flip channels or chat with friends and family. Keeping it simple is king for me.
Knowing I can have a positive impact on those around me; my family, friends, community is essential for me to continue leading a happy, wholesome, healthy life. My FB wall is empty but my life stays full. Lead with a smile today. Lead with a smile.
Today if I lead with a smile my day goes well and I am reminded of how infectious smiles can be.
Before you answer the phone or tap a text or type a tweet or actually have the courage to look a stranger in the eye today – lead with a smile, your end-users deserve it.
I saved an azalea bush-tree-flower-thingy from the stranglehold of death beneath the vines in our backyard. It has been potted and continues to bloom these brilliant neon pink/reddishness flowers that are electric. The pot sits outside of my office window. It is the foreground of every image my brain scans of our backyard. It is happiness that I water everyday.
Everyday care is something that often becomes overshadowed by thoughts, feelings, to-do lists, emergencies, breaking news, family phone calls, work emails as well as major and minor maintenance of shelter, transportation and nutrition. Breathe. I am reminded by the blooms to breathe.
A daily dose of water for all of our flora each morning, my watering-can in one hand and coffee cup in the other is a welcome and worthy way to wake and i s wonderfully conducive to washing away worry. It is everyday care, a physical act providing mental relief. A conduit of continuity as the day begins.
There is inspiration in roots that reach for the sun each day. No need to start with a list of waiting accomplishments to be checked off. Instead, reach for the sun. Gather warmth and energy taking action at every turn, each step, remembering 1stand foremost – hydrate. In other words, fill your head-heart-soul with only the needed fuel to reach for the sun.
Fill up and as you reach for the sun today, know that you are a signpost to every one around you, your blooms matter. Your blooms make a difference. Everyday care can release you from the vines that put a stranglehold on your potential. A cup of coffee and quiet time, a watering-can of action, the potential to reach for the sun everyday.
The azalea needed my help as I need hers to remind me on a daily basis that our blooms matter!
Comedy Store trained, World-travelled, Cul-de-sac-living recovering comedian, husband and tinkerer of tools and time well spent!