The Gratitude Campaign

While it started years ago, it’s time to give my rising sense of gratitude a place to grow to its next level. What does that mean? I have some ideas.

“What if your expressions are used against you?” Well, what are my options?

Forks over Knives

We saw Forks over Knives just recently. If you haven’t, I’d recommend it — particularly if you eat. My only hesitancy is the tendency we have to take good information and create another “ism” or raise yet another sharp-worded debate. Simple guidelines that don’t pretend to provide all the answers is as good as it gets. We all need a chance to live our own lives in light of contributions from others.

I’m better off for having seen this movie. I would appreciate your thoughts.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ijukNzlUg

It doesn’t take much

My daughter passed her driver’s test a couple of days ago — along with thousands of others. I learned something from the process: she didn’t need me very much. She quietly stated what she felt would help: some likeness of the course. I could do that. I rummaged and found the “pylons” (above) and a couple bottles of windshield wiper fluid (because we only had 3 pails). No lecture. No backseat driving. No “teaching”.

In the end, all we can really do is to facilitate experiences. We can’t teach anything. We can have the privilege of being there when it happens.

What a privilege it is.

Take 6

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qZe8aB7plU

These guys are in a class all by themselves. No one knows how to categorize them. Record stores don’t know where to put their albums. iTunes can’t make up its mind. If you listen, you’ll never be the same.

The are extraordinary. A definition of excellence.