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TBIF (Thank Buddha It’s Friday)

Thank Bitmoji It’s Friday

On this Thank Bitmoji It’s Friday – I’m happy I have my new cartoon friend along for the ride.

Let's Discuss Bitmoji

I only discovered, and created, this playful version of myself this past weekend.  Bitmoji is clearly a hit and I know why.  It expands our thoughts, feelings and ideas in the digital world.  It puts a “face” to email, texts, tweets.  It, essentially, personalizes.

Enough IS Enough

I’m going to tell you something you may or may not already know.  Are you ready?

You are enough.

Enough what?  Enough you.  Beautiful enough, rich enough, smart enough, cool enough, enough-enough.

As I make my way through all the online teachers, coaches and gurus….and through the burgeoning self-help section at the bookstore…I’m repeatedly struck by the same “icky” feeling.  This uncomfortable feeling that the self-help medicine men and women of the world, are making us feel worse than we already do.  Hearing them tell me that something is lacking in my life, or giving me fancy tips to become a better me, makes me wonder if I’m not a very good me to begin with.  I have this feeling that I have so much to fix – that I’m nowhere near complete.

This is your life

This is your life.  No – not the old-time TV series – your real, flesh and blood, life.  Live it the way you want.

“If you do not have a plan for your life, someone else will.”  – Fortune cookie

Thank Buddha It’s Friday…

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It’s Friday folks – and time to Thank Buddha It’s Friday!

At the end of a long week at work, many of us thank the heavens for our temporary weekend liberation.  Because we all need a break from the rat race…some “down time.”

And this has been a heck of a week in our country – with the government shutdown and all.  Not going all political on you, to me it’s not about who is right or who is wrong…or which side of this debate you fall on.  That ultimately doesn’t matter.

What matters is that we, as a country, as a people, can’t seem to get out of our own way.  We can’t seem to get past our own agendas, egos and belief systems – which turn us into stone pillars incapable of flexibility.  Life is not that way – we have to remain adaptable at every turn…we have to compromise and understand and step down once in a while.  We can’t always get “our way.”  Children want that – and when they throw their temper tantrums, we punish them, we give them a time-out in order to discourage the behavior.  Unfortunately, we, the people, are getting the time-out instead of the lawmakers.