The other night while watching some playoff hockey, JF and I saw an advertisement for a game show called “Canada’s Smartest Person”. I haven’t seen the show so I can only presume it is a trivia and challenge show intended to test different types of intelligence, the prize being both money and bragging rights of being deemed the “smartest” (by a Canadian game show anyways, but that fact might remain unsaid).
Why do you do the things you do?
Think about it, every decision you’ve made until now was governed by a force in your life, whether you realized it or not. From seemingly insignificant decisions like what you would eat for breakfast or wear to work, to life-altering decisions about who you would marry, or where you would live, every choice can be brought back to the same source.
Yes, who we are dictates what we decide, but what we decide also dictates who we are. It is a continuous, evolving cycle and whether you are aware of it or not, it is at work in your life right now. I call it the “principle-practice” model.
Your principles dictate your practices, and likewise, your practices dictate your principles.
In this video, we share with you a simple and yet very powerful technique. It has the potential to change your perspective, the way you look at every situation and how you feel about your circumstances.
I was looking at my wedding band the other day and realized that I have become so accustomed to wearing it that I rarely look at it or even notice it anymore, it feels like it’s a part of me. On one hand, it shows that I’ve been married for awhile and that through the joy and hardships of life, Cheryl and I are a part of each other. On the other hand, I think I’m not taking full advantage of the power of the ring!
I have a simple technique that will help you to use your wedding ring in a new way; it will help you to see the best in your spouse.
As a Canadian living in a cold and snowy city, one of my slogans is “I can’t always run but I can shovel!” Actually I don’t mind shovelling snow. I put some Christmas music on and go out enjoy the fresh air and the workout.
Not too long ago was the first big storm of the season here in Ottawa. At this time of year, shovelling is not just a sport, it’s an intense planning activity! See, I have a small lawn and long driveway which means I need to carefully place the snow in a way that will allow me to stack the snow all winter long without it crumbling down and burying me. 😉
Have you ever been around people who make you feel like you could do anything you set you mind to? Or people who, when with you, make you feel like you mean the world to them. Even when they have to tell you something you won’t like, you feel like they genuinely care. These are simply people builders!
Here’s a video of Cheryl and I sharing our thoughts on how to make the minimalism movement last. As you all know by now, we were at SimpleREV 2014 and Joshua Becker gave a talk on this subject. He opened his inspirational speech by reading an article describing exactly how most of us would view our minimalism movement today, only to find out that it was written on April 8th 1991!
Looking at the late 90s and the beginning of the new millennium, it’s obvious that the movement did not last. Let’s make it last this time! Simple and intentional living is worth fighting for and promoting – share this video and subscribe!
How will you make Minimalism last?
Building a community is not easy, even making new friends can be tough but I think it’s well worth it. In this video, Cheryl and I discuss some ways you can start building a community by simply being intentional.
Do you have experience building neighbourhood communities? Share with us your successes, difficulties and how you made it all happen!
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