Quote for Today – January 9, 2018

Today’s Quote

This, I thought, is how great visionaries and poets see everything- as if for the first time. Each morning they see a new world before their eyes; they do not really see it, they create it. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

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A New Story Begins in 4 Days

A new serialized story, Doing It Our Way, begins in 4 days.

The Secret To More Vitality & Creativity

Often the best advice is the the most simple advice. What would you pay to learn an important secret to success? I’d try to be first in line. Once we heard the advice, would we say, “Everyone knows that?” It’s like hearing someone say, ‘Everyone knows texting and driving is dangerous.’ Yet, everyday I see people texting and driving in a city where texting and driving are illegal. Watch the short YouTube video and glean the simple advice that will give you renewed vigor, vitality, and creativity. It’s there for the taking.  Enjoy.

Need A Creativity Boost?

Stuck in a rut? Need a rush of new ideas? Perhaps you need a creativity boost. Just like taking Vitamin C to help us fight off a cold, there are ways we can restructure our environment and how we interact with it to boost our creativity. The following brief YouTube video provides you with a creativity boost. Great tips to fire up your creativity. Enjoy.

Catch The Writing Bug

I knew I wanted to write in second grade. I caught the writing bug and it stayed with me. I think everyone who blogs has the writing bug. If you’re like me, you have to write. It’s they way we express our creativity. The following short YouTube video features the late Elmore Leonard offering writers free advice on writing. Learn from a master.

A Simple Act Of Kindness

It only takes a moment, a single moment, to turn someone’s day around. A kind work, a thoughtful gesture, an understanding heart. Simple acts of kindness are the glue the hold us together. A simple act of kindness does more for the giver than the receiver. Make two people feel good today: The person who is the receiver of your act of kindness and you, the thoughtful person who took a moment to be kind. Don’t know what to do: The short YouTube video will inspire your creativity. 

 

What Sparks Your Curiosity?

What sparks your curiosity? What do you want to know? Why do you want to know? Being curious is the mark of a human being who chooses to learn, grow, and experience our cosmos. Enjoy this brief (less than 2 minutes) YouTube video about curiosity. Stay curious. Continue to learn. Continue to grow.

Experience Is My Teacher

Our experiences can make us or break us. At the moment of our experience, we cannot predict how it will influence our life. If you and I choose to take our experiences, especially the difficult ones, and creatively draw something meaningful from them, we may surprise ourselves with the experience’s powerful and positive influence on our lives. In this YouTube video Gene Wilder shares his stories of the two experiences that let loose his creativity.

Want To Change?

Change isn’t easy. It’s difficult. It’s really difficult when we’re in an established routine. We can make change easier for ourselves and for others if we think differently about change. What if an enjoyable alternative was offered to replace what we want to change? It works. In the following YouTube video you’ll see a creative approach to changing behavior. There are no limits to how we can restructure our environment to help us those we live or work with to change.