Friday Soul food for August 2012

Happy Soul Food Friday!

“And in the end. The love you take is equal to the love you make”

Inspired by the Olympics:
I hope you are enjoying the agony and the ecstasy of the first all-digital and most watched opening ceremony in Olympic history. From Paul McCartney getting choked up before he launches into a global chorus of “Hey Jude”, to a legally blind (20/200 vision) athlete competing for their nation in archery, to 15 and 16 year olds excelling on the world stage and setting world records, to athletes competing in their 3rd straight Olympics -12 years- at the top of their game, to seeing the champion mindset and intentionality in the women’s gymnasts just in their walk & body language…wow!

As we enjoy the spirit of the game, here is an Olympic guide to make things easier…
2012 Olympic Guide

The Spirit of the Game:
While not Olympiads, over the weekend, brothers Cayden and Connor Long joined hundreds of other children as they competed in the first annual New England Kids Triathlon in Cambridge. The boys did not win the event — they didn’t even come close. But that didn’t stop them from winning hearts across the Internet. The Long brothers are not your typical triathletes. Six-year-old Cayden has cerebral palsy and can neither walk nor talk. But thanks to the dedication of his older brother, Connor, the young boy has participated in several triathlons. They are also true champions!

Develop a Leader’s Mind:
Whatever your passion and purpose, developing a leader’s mind can help and this short article is excellent–develop-a-leader-s-mind

Summer time means more water sports.
Make sure you and yours are pool safe this Summer and please protect your loved ones…

On Travel:
Here are a few exotic travel destinations to enjoy from the comfort of your desktop in full splendor and as up close and personal as you want

First, the Taj Mahal Panorama featuring one of the seven wonders of the world

After a year of research and preparation, the giant Imax 3D screen film, JERUSALEM , is scheduled for worldwide release in 2013. The film takes you on a spectacular and unprecedented aerial tour throughout Israel/Palestine , the Holy Land and the city once believed to lie at the center of the world. Here is a preview. To see it in full screen – click on the 4 small arrows at the bottom right hand corner.

Now Enjoy all these amazing cities at night
Click here

Finally enjoy this soul-filled photos that will touch your heart
Click here

 It is vacation time, so if you are so inclined, post your own soul food in the comments section of the blog while I do some traveling of my own…

Keep smiling!

I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family, karate students and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not up for leaping or jumping.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. (My wife might disagree with my assessment…)
Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I seem to go there more often as I’m getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the heart!
I may have been in Continent, and I don’t remember what state I was in.

Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

Thanks this week to Jehangir and Larry.

Stay Soul-filled!

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
Greek Proverb

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