Soul Food Friday for Memorial Day Week 2013

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week two main themes to juxtapose- Martial & Artist

Both are often misunderstood and wrongly considered…

Here is to cultivating Artists of Life, because when you have the most important things in life – like love, faith, and family – there is nothing you own that you can’t give away.
First Two Tributes to Members of the Armed Services who Sacrifice so Much for Us:

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him.”

http://www.usba.com/memorialday

After being appropriately serious here is some humor to lighten our mood…

A woman received a call that her daughter was sick.  She stopped by the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside.  The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground.   She looked at it and said “I don’t know how to use this.”  She bowed her head and asked God to send her HELP.
Within 5 minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up. The driver was a bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag.
The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help. She said: “Yes, my daughter is sick. I’ve locked my keys in my car. I must get home.

Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”

He said, “Sure.” He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was open.

She hugged the man and through tears said, “Thank You SO Much! You are a very nice man.

The man replied, “Lady, I am NOT a nice man. I just got out of PRISON yesterday. I was in prison for car theft.”
The woman hugged the man again sobbing, “Oh, thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!”

Rightly or Wrongly, Business is a Combination of War and Sport; part Must Win, part Playing by the Rules

Here is an example of applying martial arts principles in the world of business:

http://www.researchworks.com/blog/item/43-leaning-into-what-is-business-wisdom-from-aikido

Artistry: With Rembrandt

The Rijksmuseum museum in Holland had an idea: Let’s bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more – at the museum.

They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, “Guards of the Night” and brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself!

Onze helden zijn terug!

 So what is an Artist Anyway? Here Neil Gaiman talks about becoming one…

http://www.upworthy.com/6-ways-to-make-sure-you-dont-hate-your-life-and-actually-enjoy-it-and-stuff-5

If you want to Cultivate Artists of Life, this is a Fine Place to Start:

http://www.dailygood.org/story/434/holding-a-piece-of-the-pain-rachel-stafford/

Thanks this week to Larry, Moshe and Rex

Pay it forward and remember those that have gone before…

Love,

Neville

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him.”

One thought on “Soul Food Friday for Memorial Day Week 2013

  1. The Rembrandt re-creation is amazing. Wonder if something like this could be replicated safely in the US without being mistaken as a real attack?

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