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Game of Life

Years ago, a friend gave me a book  The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn.  I put the book on my bookshelf and forgot about it for years.  Until one day, she asked me if I had ever read the book that she gave me.  I confessed that I had not.  But I knew exactly where I had placed it on my bookshelf.  I pulled down the book that to my surprise was originally written in 1925.  How could something written so long ago, hit me right where I needed in my life?  For me, I find that I gravitate to the classics.

Once I opened this book, I couldn’t stop talking about it.  I would even purchase so many, that I began to give away these books when inspired.  I found that this book is not only used in the curriculum for the Unity Churches, it is also listed in almost every single category in book stores:  Self-Help; Spiritual, Religious, just to name a few.

I love the practical applications that Shinn gave in assisting one in winning the ‘Game of Life’.  “Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game . . . the great game of Giving and Receiving”, Shinn says.

Many of us love sports.  We enjoy seeing how teams adjust in tight spots and just how well the players are playing that day.  Players study film on their opponents throughout the week, while honing in on their craft and skills to be their best for the game.

Life is a game, whether we choose to look at it that way or not.  During your journey are you learning what the rules are for certain areas of your life?  Do you adjust, as you learn better, or do you continue to ‘stub your toe’?  Are you suited up, armored up and ready to go or are you in the bleachers afraid to get into the game?  Life is a game . . .how you playin’ it?

Poetry in Motion

Dancing is still my absolute fave thing to do! I just lose myself.  The great melodies, bass and awesome grooves pull me in so seductively.  I just let my body express what I hear and how it makes me feel.  Poetry in motion is what dancing is for me - so much so that...

Spring Forward

Earlier this week, we got a 100% blizzard forecast in Colorado.  100%!  So I was smart enough to stay home the day of and the day after.  I have learned that blizzard is nothing to play with having lived in Denver for 38 years.  During spring time here in the Rockies,...

Stop Burning Daylight!

"Stop Burning Daylight" is one of my favorite Dr. Phil quotes. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us.  Live today as though it is your last, because it just might be!  If you grew up watching Bonanza as I did, you will remember Little Joe was played by Michael Landon,...

Zone-Flow-Harmony

There is an art to balance.  Just as these athletes exhibit impeccable balance, it took repetition, commitment and skill gained over time to be able to achieve this magnificent goal.  Zone-Flow-Harmony is living in the sweetest spot of our lives - our very own zen.  ...

Lemonade

Long before Beyoncé's Lemonade album, the saying 'when life gives you lemons, turn your lemons to lemonade' was popular.  It has been my mantra in life! Most recently, I reminded myself that I had just done just that.  I had a very important business trip planned. ...

Hustle & Bustle

It's so easy to get caught up in the 'hustle and bustle' of life.  To some it may be a rhythm to their life, while for others, it's just trying to keep up.  I remember being in that flow - just keeping up to not get run over.  Can you relate? Life is not just about...

Food for thought

Nutrition is so important.  Nutrition for me, is not just food, but anything I let in my life, my mind, my body, my soul.  Is it nourishing me or not? When it comes to nourishing my mind/my thoughts, I have found that listening to inspiring music, motivational...

Stay You – Be You – Do You

Valuable, precious, priceless, original - That's you!  Imagine this - from the beginning of time, there has never been anyone just like you, nor will there ever be!  Sure, you may resemble relatives or could look like a perfect stranger, but no one has your exact DNA,...

Papa

History was not my favorite subject growing up.  I remember learning about Columbus and other history topics, but that's about it. I really don't remember anyone who looked like me being in the history books back then.  It wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I...

Just Be

Just Be (Rear View Reflections by Savoi Rags) True to my own lights. Doing my absolute best. Giving God all the glory. Inspired to tap into my greatness more and more. To understand, feel and communicate the true essence of me. I thank God for the barometer I now have...


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