A Bird in the Hand

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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Kiwi and Mango in my hands; Mango cleaning Kiwi

The saying above simply means be happy with what you have.  Stop and appreciate the positives instead of focusing on the negatives.

Science proves the repetition of thoughts and emotions in our brain creates lasting connections.  Those connections subconsciously drive our emotional well-being.  Just like a runner trains for a marathon or an Olympic athlete perfects competition form, our brains must be trained.  How you train it, is your choice!

Think positively!! 

P.S. I love my birds!

My Bird Escapades Reflections

From Grains to Glory

Singular grains of sand, when combined for a cohesive purpose, create beautiful works of art. If only people envisioned beauty beyond themselves (less self-absorbed), imagine the creations of a billion people working together for one positive goal.

I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.

Shannon Hale

Motivating Writes

Be Perfectly Imperfect

Dora Maar (photographed 1936) & Picasso’s interpretation

Striving to be perfect is an ever exhausting unattainable goal.  Instead, strive to give 110% + effort.  Perfectionism is the elephant in the china shop.  It destroys creativity.    Picasso did not seek to paint perfect eye proportions or even anatomically correct features.  “The idea is less to remake reality than to express its possibilities.”     Be perfectly imperfect!

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why  notPablo Picasso


Motivating Writes

Memorial Day Reflection


Remember, while you are at a BBQ or with family or out shopping for the latest Memorial Day sale, there is a child without a mother or father by their side because his/her parent(s) made the ultimate sacrifice so you could be with yours.  Thank a service member this weekend for carrying the burden of a nation upon their shoulders.  Thank their families for the sacrifices they’ve endured alongside them.  The memories of war never dissolve or fade, forever present in their lives, a nightmare from which they will never wake.