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Seed tomorrow with wise thinking today!

This was sent to me and I thought you might find it as helpful as I did:

Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because the water around them gets inside.  Moral: Don’t let what is happening around you get inside of you and weigh you down.

This doesn’t suggest that we ignore or avoid that which is occurring, rather that we circumvent being consumed by it as we lean into the process of thinking through it. Rational, calm, data-driven discernment will help us get from where we are to where we want to be.

                                                                    

 

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

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Marilynn Semonick, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

Educator, Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Professional Speaker

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Seed tomorrow with wise pause today!

A friend sent this a few weeks ago and I’ve been sitting with the thought ever since:

In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.      ~ Dave Hollis

Some are using this Great Pause to announce their boredom, to whine, bitch, moan, and complain. Others are using the same time to reflect, to reconsider what really matters, to increase mindfulness of what’s happening around them on a daily basis, to serve where they can, to drink in moments that used to be consumed by frenzy. Perhaps accepting this time of solitude as a gift will serve us more. For some, it might be time sit in silence and master the art of doing nothing . . .                                                                       

 

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 change today!

I used to believe that prayer changes things, but know I know that prayer changes us and we change things.         ~ Mother Teresa

It’s our turn.

 

 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 spiritual reflection today!

For many, last Sunday was the beginning of Holy Week, which calls us to prayer, sacrifice and charity.

Today begins Passover. As a Jewish friend eloquently explained it to me, Passover is a metaphor:

It’s the idea of moving from exile to redemption that has been applied to religion, historical and political context. It’s about the journey of personal transformation.

 This week of solitude gives us increased time to contemplate life itself, what it asks of us, and how we contribute during the short time we’re here. We have unusual time and space to deeply reflect this year.  Let’s not waste the opportunity.

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

 Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . 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

Seed tomorrow with wise thoughtfulness today!

My husband dropped this quote on my desk, and it’s worth sharing:

Every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things.

It’s what we choose to do on a daily basis. Stories of everyday people and commonplace organizations have been surfacing daily during this pandemic, such as sports teams or individual players covering the paychecks of hourly workers during the unexpected stop to sports, celebrities reading children stories on TV while schools are closed, distilleries turning their facilities into hand sanitizer providers and giving the needed item away.

Okay, so most of us can’t cover the paychecks of others, have a voice and acting ability to motivate children to listen at length, or have manufacturing operations to provide a needed resource; however, there are many behaviors that make difference. Some are offering to go to the grocery store or pick up prescriptions for people who cannot, others are delivering a meal or a pot of soup, and checking in on others who may have a need.

We can simply ask ourselves how we can send someone a smile today or extended help to another who looks like s/he needs it. Is there a phone call you could make or a virtual cup of coffee you could have with someone who could use some uplifting? Have you expressed your love, gratitude, admiration or respect for people you often think about, yet seldom see? Have you been concerned about someone, yet not picked up the phone to connect? Is today a good day to check up on the elderly neighbor down the street or someone you know who has no transportation to access daily needs? Or, do you have a few minutes to donate needed blood?

For some, these are uncommon, yet ordinary and relatively easy gestures we can take that could easily make an extraordinary difference to otherwise unremarkable moments. 

 

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 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!

Visit http://www.The Success Studio.com . . . 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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!! 

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