Monday, January 6, 2014


NUDGE-NOTE 1, 2014

Good friend Mr. Quote Man is back to his usual self of flooding my inbox with 'nudge-notes'. Yup, I've decided to call it that. After all his intent is really to nudge the writing when the Muses seem to be somewhere else. So he sent me this poem to start the new year writing with. To quote.....

"Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain,
Laughter and pleasure, teardrops and rain.
All days can't be bright but it's certainly true,
There was never a cloud the sun didn't shine through."


True, isn't it? Life is beautifully summed up in that beautiful poem. Too bad we don't know who wrote it. But that won't stop us from appreciating its honest lines.

I think there isn't a person now who isn't thinking about what the year 2014 would bring him or her in terms of fortune, job, health, success, material wealth, relationship, family, and so on-and so forth. Even on the subject of 'luck'. Well, did that, too.

But wouldn't it be interesting to know ... if someone would instead say or think on what he can bring into the year in terms of diligence, hard work, passion, compassion, growth, self-improvement, faith, love, selflessness, joy, kindness, and awesomeness.

To twist a once famous line by J. F. Kennedy, how about saying to ourselves instead to....

Ask not what life can bring you but rather ask what you can bring into life.

Let's be our best selves this year. At least try. And sum it up in just one word.... AWESOME!

A blessed New Year to everyone!


  1. That was a beautiful annotation of the quote.
    May 2014 be awesome in terms of happiness,health and wealth for you and your family

    1. Hi, KP! Thank you for your kind words and for that nice wish for my family and me. I hope that the same comes back to you a hundredfold. Blessings to you and everyone in your home.


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