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I Dare You To Yodel More And Yawn Less

Hello friends and forgive me for my radio silence.

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But I have been learning how to yodel.

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It’s been such a daring experience so much so that all I’ve had time for was to photograph interesting posters stuck to the back of toilet doors.  You know when all you have time for is to take photos of such things?

In any event, the daring poster above which someone dared to pin to the back of a toilet door set me thinking about what I have dared to do lately.

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So I have to come clean…I wasn’t learning how to yodel but the .gif looked cool and I wanted to include it. But the part about only being able to take photos of posters stuck to the back of toilet doors is true. But only the one above.

It feels like someone has flipped the crazy button on the world and we’re on this crazy ride for who knows how long.

So all we can do is dare…

…to do the right thing

…to live in the moment

…to overcome adversity

…reinvent oneself

…to love oneself

…to love everyone else

…to block out negativity

…to not watch the news channels

…to digitally detox

…to spend time with family

…drink wine

…eat chocolate

…cry

…laugh

…laugh

…laugh

…laugh

Have you dared lately? What kind of daring have you dared? What else can you add to this list?

 

Let It Be

Everyone wants to make their mark and be noticed for it, like claiming possession of something, even if only temporarily.

I associate this with the English idiomatic expression that says “A new broom sweeps clean.” This expression is quite old – it was used by Shakespeare.

It’s all very subjective off course – if one asks the people who were there already they’ll tell you that things were clean already. The new person comes in and wants to make clean because they see it from a different perspective.

Sometimes things need to be cleaned up. And sometimes they don’t. The key is to acknowledge this and change only what needs changing, and not change something because it’s expected, or because they don’t understand it.

Someone new can make great changes because they have a new perspective, but experience is also valuable.

There is an extension to this saying, “Yes, a new broom sweeps clean, but the old one knows the corners.”

Sometime’s it’s better to just let it be.


The following was referenced in the writing of this post:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Talk:a_new_broom_sweeps_clean

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/proverbs.html

 

Nuggets

Motivation

Seriously looking for some motivation, I came across Corbett Barr’s blog. One of his posts shook me out of this state “Need Some Motivation Right Now? Read This IMMEDIATELY” – I suggest that if you need some motivation right now then you should read his post IMMEDIATELY!

The World Is Your Oyster

This well known idiom is used to tell someone that they can achieve anything they want, they have the abilities and talents to succeed at whatever they want. If the world is your oyster then you are the pearl. More than being able to achieve anything, it also implies that you are beautiful, flawless, and unique.

Driver’s Rapport

There is something interesting that happens when one drives a different type of car. There aren’t many on the road. Whenever drivers of such cars meet at traffic lights, stop streets or freeways, there’s usually a wave, a hoot or a flashing of lights that happens. Just this morning, at a traffic light, it happened again, and I drove home with a smile on my face.

Focus

It is not easy to start something, that first step to committing. Once started, things flow and one wonders why it took so long to start in the first place. Sometimes it is best to dive in, head first. And to keep in mind that 80% of something is better that 20% of everything.

Perfection

I have searched for it and found that it doesn’t exist. I am just aiming to be myself (hmmm…I think this is not the first time this theme has crept into one of my posts. Looks like I will dedicate a full post to it…).