Monday, July 14, 2008

Overwhelmed...tears in my eyes...

On Oct. 12, 1972, a rugby team left Montevideo, Uruguay, to fly to Santiago, Chile, for a game. Nando Parrado was one of those rugby players. There were 45 people on the plane, The Fairchild. The plane crashed in the Andes. Those that survived the crash did not know they would have to find a way to survive high up in the Andes for 72 grueling days.

Miracle In The Andes by Nando Parrado, is a book
that tells the amazing true story that will move anyone with a heart. I got the privilege to hear Nando speak a few years ago. The room was filled with a few thousand people. Everyone was so focused on each word Nando spoke that you could have heard a pin drop in the room that day. To hear Nando tell about his friends, family members and people he just met about this unexpected moment of his life was very emotional for me. This book had been sitting on my book shelf for about two years. I finally decided it was time to read the story. When I finished this book my feelings of grief just overwhelmed me. I felt such loss for all those who lost their lives. The story of survival is one of the most heart wrenching realities I have ever heard.

So many life lessons can be learned from reading this book. If you never give up you can do anything you want. If someone else tries to steal your dreams and give up on themselves never give up on you. You are the one constant in this whole vast world. Go out and be a are the one in control of your destiny. Love conquers all. Without love what is your purpose. Having someone to share your hopes, dreams and reality is what truly makes the world a better place for everyone.

Create A Great Week...I hope one day you will have time to read this book.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vision...Which Do You Choose?

This is going to be a simple lesson for today:

1. Vision - Action = Fantasy

2. Vision + Action = Goal Setting and Success

If you are having a bad day figure out which equation you should be focusing on for the day. If you are having a good day then I know you are spending your time on equation number 2.

Create A Fabulous Day!


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Can You Please Pass The Mustard?

What would the Fourth Of July be without the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest??? What a photo finish it was!

Please view the 2008 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest below:

I think they might need some of the pink stuff after all those dogs:)

These guys were on a mission - they set goals, worked on reaching their goals and at least one of them gets to enjoy the thrill of victory! Even though they both did not win the tie breaker meant that there was not a run away victory. They were both great opponents. There is a lesson in everything we do. I am sure we will see both of them again next year. Hard to believe how skinny both of these guys are :)

Congratulations Joey Chestnut!!!

Enjoy your Saturday!


Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day!

Happy Fourth Of July!!

Sit back, relax and enjoy a nice cool beverage!


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