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Seed tomorrow with wise service today!

Sunday was World Water Day, an annual UN observance that calls attention to our most precious and overlooked resource. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 780 million people live without access to clean water and more than 2.5 billion need improved sanitation. And, there are simple, small steps those of us with access to water can do to help.

  • Never flush expired or unwanted medicine down the toilet or drain
  • Fix any leaks from cars and collect oil by putting liner on driveway
  • Pick up after your pets to prevent waste entering drains, spreading bacteria
  • Turn off faucets when not in use (as in while brushing teeth)
  • Shorten the length of showers
  • Use low-flow toilets
  • Donate to organizations that provide sanitation and safe water to the entire planet

Saturday, in support of Earth Hour, millions of people and thousands of business worldwide will turn off lights and shut down most electrical appliances for 60 minutes at 8:30 PM local time to celebrate sustainability and show their support for strategies that will help address the issue of  climate crisis. Saturday, can you live without electricity for an hour or at least turn off your lights?

Great opportunities to help others are seldom, but small ways to be of service surround us every day.

Even during social distancing or home isolation, we can find ways to pay attention to the needs of others, do our share to keep ourselves and others safe, and reach out in creative ways to assist another in need. Be safe, take the WHO suggestions seriously and do what you can to ease the worry, pain or suffering of another. This too shall pass. Let’s become better through the process.

 

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Seed tomorrow with wise awakening today!

Much of what we’ve read and heard the last few weeks has been dark and dire. However, in the midst of a pandemic, people around the world demonstrate compassion, resiliency and a never-ending propensity to help others. As Elizabeth Lesser wrote:

Every catastrophe can hand us exactly what we need to awaken into who we really are.

There’s the story of Italians singing together from their balconies. Others maintained their responsible social distance, yet exercised together on individual terraces. Village members in Spain delivered a cake and collectively sang Happy Birthday to their 85 year old neighbor, and, across Spain, people went to their windows to give health care workers a round of applause. As Disneyland closed, it donated all their leftover food to a food bank in Orange County. Last week, we heard of a distillery in Oregon that is making hand sanitizer and giving it away for free and now distilleries across the U.S. are doing the same. People in communities across the globe are doing grocery store runs for elder members. And, people around the world are engaged in collective mediation and prayer to harness and activate intentional healing energy.

Perhaps hope is providing light when surrounded by darkness. It appears the near future has declared more light will be needed and, for longer than we anticipated.  So, in advance, thank you to all the light workers of this beautiful little planet we share.

 

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

 Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Seed tomorrow with wise happy giving today!

A few years ago, skimming through one of my old journals, I ran across this:

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.   

What? Not able to get such nonsense out of my head, I read it to my husband. As usual, Curt got it, easily and effortlessly, since this is how he lives his life, and responded:

Chasing happiness never makes anyone happy. Help others and create real inner happiness.

Helen Keller agrees:  Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.

 Perhaps the best way to be happy is to give happy?

 

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Seed tomorrow with wise mental discipline today!

If others could hear your daily inner dialogue, they could predict your future by the thoughts that consume your mind. If they could see the visuals you create as your day unfolds, there would be no surprise about the success or failure of any given project.

So many people picture their own failure, then act surprised when it happens!

~ Randy Spence

Mental discipline is tough; however, it’s the best prescription for creating a life of your choice. Thoughts generate predictable results. So, why not invest in disciplined, deliberate, intentional thinking to result in more desirable outcomes?

You won’t get what you want of out life; you won’t get what you deserve; but you will get what you picture.

 Today, let’s invest in constructive, courageous and compelling inner language and graphics! (I know, it’s a challenge for me as well; however, let’s do our best anyway)

 

 

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day!

 

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

www.marilynnsemonick.com

To read archived Wednesday Wisdoms visit www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com

Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise gratitude today

Today, I celebrate the beginning of my 68th journey around the sun. Time and experience have taught me that life is fast and fragile, and the importance of being more present within each day and more grateful for people, experiences and moments offered as life unfolds.

little girl

May we all experience full, fulfilled lives, which will be threaded with triumphs, pleasures and satisfactions, challenges, losses and setbacks, embracing each day as a blessing.

 

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day . . . Make this moment matter!! 

Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)
Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker
Marilynn@marilynnsemonick.com

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise living today!

This week, while digging through information about the creative process, Carl Jung’s words leaped off the page and slapped me up-side the head:

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. (I’ll add, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.)

 Ouch!  And, written by one of my heroes!  Double ouch. The choice to semi-retire has been remarkably relaxing and has allowed me to ease into a contentment not previously experienced. However, it’s also been a seductive vehicle for a bit of complacency and passivity around experiencing a fully-lived life. So, my questions begin:

  • Who is it I long to become? (We’re never too old to contemplate this one)
  • What do I really crave from life? What yearnings are starved for attention?
  • What dreams have never seen the light of day?
  • Where do I hunger to contribute, yet am harassed by hesitation?
  • Before I leave Earth, what do I really want to experience?
  • What legacy will I leave to linger in the minds of those I love?

Best question of all: What is life asking of me?

As I prepare for my next 365 day journey around the sun, I contemplate these questions and more  . . .  you may want to consider a few as well.

Hell is when who you are meets who you could have been. ~ Ben Franklin

 

 

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day . . . Make this moment matter!! 

Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

Visit www.The Success Studio.com
www.marilynnsemonick.com

To subscribe to Wednesday Wisdom or to read archived postings visit:  http://www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com
Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)
Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

Wednesday Wisdom

Seed tomorrow with wise discernment today

Most of us have heard, history repeats itself. And, that statement is typically coupled with, when we don’t learn from history. Yet, we continue to replicate patterns that result in less than admirable or honorable behaviors. Before we began to mark time by The Christ’s birth, this notion was already shared  (Virgil, 70 BC – 19 BC):

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

When will we learn? Today, constant communication, especially social media, has made it remarkably easy to run campaigns grounded in alternative facts, propaganda and outright lies to accomplish self-serving outcomes, at the expense of our dignity, principles, and sense of decency.

Let’s be clear about a culture’s ability to cross the boundaries of morality, because, collectively, our toes are playing too close to the margins. We live in times of critical transitions. Each of us has the responsibility to dig deeper, fact-check and make decisions based on truth, grounded in facts. Hard work, yes; however, also necessary.

 

Life is calling . . .  Today’s the day . . . Make this moment matter!! 

Learn Lavishly. Live Significantly. Leave a Legacy.

Visit www.The Success Studio.com
www.marilynnsemonick.com

To subscribe to Wednesday Wisdom or to read archived postings visit:  http://www.thesuccessstudio.wordpress.com
Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)
Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker