What Is Your Gift?

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“Be a good steward of your gifts, ” the poet Jane Kenyon urged.
Days can get away from us and we fail to do the one thing that is most important.
This is a wasted day. We really have no time to waste.

World Class Things

“Only through focus can you do world class things, no matter how capable you are.” Bill Gates
This is a daily inspiration to me. Is there anyone who doesn’t lose focus?IMG_4140

If we are present in the company of our lives, meaning we are listening and thinking about what is happening, there will be times when we must capture what we’ve learned. Our memories are superb, but they fade, so we must help them. Capture what you’ve learned in a journal, a book inscription, a piece of art, writing or some other permanent place. This is a gift you give yourself that propels you in the direction you’re trying to go.

What Did I Just Learn From That - In This Moment- That I Must Capture?

If we are present in the company of our lives, meaning we are listening and thinking about what is happening, there will be times when we must capture what we’ve learned. Our memories are superb, but they fade, so we must help them. Capture what you’ve learned in a journal, a book inscription, a piece of art, writing or some other permanent place. This is a gift you give yourself that propels you in the direction you’re trying to go.

The Children Were Here

This shoppe on Gaylord Street in Denver is near one of my favorite restaurants, Wash Park Grill. I love to walk by it because everything inside and displayed in the windows is colorful and unique.
The children’s drawings demonstrate that an environment of freedom of creativity is fostered by the owners. I imagine that no one told the kids what to do, the drawings came from their hearts. And, the art was made by hand, outside!

It's A Funny Thing About Passion

My friend quietly said that most people don’t appear to have a passion. I thought about that statement and feel that people don’t develop a passion because they are not given a chance to try enough different activities. By trying I mean multiple attempts to engage with the endeavor and have some success.
Scott Adams of Dilbert fame says “success creates passion more than passion creates success”. Think about that for awhile and you may just agree.

I've Noticed A Balance

First, this photo does not do justice to this painting. It was painted by my sister, Jesi Pace-Berkeley, and is entitled Tech Woman.
She exemplifies a knowing balance that I see among my friends. If one’s profession is fun and lucrative, the  personal giving back is often to the unfortunate. If the profession is a helping one, the balance of free time is aimed at having some pleasure.


“The city divides so easily into those who make it more interesting,

and those who simply make it what it is.”    Christopher Buckley on author Wieseltier
Let’s support those whose minds make it more interesting.

Intelligence

There’s a BASF quote, “No one knows it all, but we all know a little something.”
Well, Jesi Pace-Berkeley (the artist of this painting – Tech Woman ) knows a lot about her craft.
Who among you knows a little something and is sharing it?

Festival Time

Denver, as most cities, has an array of festivals all summer long. Attending once and then over and over gives us a local flavor for art, jewelry, foods, music and local merriment. On successive trips, we spend time looking for vendors that were at the festival last year and the year before. We “need” another object that only they have.
We can’t be in a hurry or it spoils the fun.
My mentor used to say, “If you miss the moments of your life, you miss your life.” Mrs. Ellsworth

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