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December 2012 Vol 6 No. 12  



Love All About You


Let's look at our title
in three different ways. First, love is indeed all about you, but it won't necessarily jump out and grab your attention. Love is strong but gentle, powerful but quiet. It won't make headlines in the news. You have to look for it, and that Goodfinding activity is very good for you. Here's an entertaining video that shows love (and goofiness) from a security cam's vantage point.

Second,
it's actually a very good idea for you to love all about you. Here's what I mean by that: when you look at yourself with the honest eyes of compassion, taking in your beauty, talent, shortcomings and limitations all in one brush stroke, you are actually setting yourself up for growth and improvement in all that you do.

Third,
love is really all about you...meaning, it's all about who you are and the choices you make in your life. As a human being, your greatest need is to love and be loved, and from a spiritual perspective, you might say that love is who you are, at the core of your being. We are creators by nature, and we make the choice in every moment of our lives whether to create love or fear, or some variation thereof. And here's the real clincher...when you choose to create love, you're being true to your inner nature, and to the Creator of the Universe. Let's close this segment with this story of a couple happily married for 87 years, and this video of a commuter's love story. 


Unsung Heroes And Quiet Genius

Like love, ingenuity will not necessarily reach out and grab your attention. Right now and all of the time, unsung heroes and humble geniuses are working tirelessly to solve problems and create opportunities for a better world for us all. The things you rely on daily, to survive, to function and to thrive are a result of human ingenuity. Look around you right now, and take a moment to consider the incredible intelligence, focus and diligence required to insure that you have what you have (not the least of which is the device you're reading this newsletter on). You can avoid the bleak unhappiness of a sense of entitlement and dissatisfaction by making up your mind to take nothing for granted, and become a master appreciator.


Far too many good-hearted, intelligent people have a negative view of humanity. It's simply not accurate or healthy--it's just a matter of focus. Be the leader and innovator in the use of your own attention and focus, and fiercely concentrate your brilliant mind on the consistent, reliable and noble efforts of most people most of the time to create greater joy and well being for us all. Enjoy this video, love letters to the world, which provides a great example of what I'm talking about. And now for a fabulous example of human ingenuity that helps folks on a continuum from casual campers to third world countries--the Biolite Camp Stove.


Talent, Love And Fun

You will certainly enjoy this talented young man doing the One Man Disney Movie. It's beautiful, hilarious, and just downright entertaining--don't miss this one! And while we're admiring talent, take a look at this video of six year old Andy Lee playing piano like you won't believe! And in the spirit of the season, enjoy these dancing Salvation Army bell ringers, who have found a way to stay warm and increase donations. And now, to continue our journey from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again, take a look at "The Perfect Beard" sponsored by the Gotham City Beard Alliance. Here's an artist "turning trash into art" in a very impressive way. Watch Nina Boesch take discarded metrocards and create some wonderfully artistic presentations.

Let's conclude this segment of Goodfinding with a focus on the human-animal connection that is so important to so many of us. Thirteen year-old Claire Fraise has started her own non-profit business, Lucky Tails,  for animal rescue, and she is truly living her dream--you can too! Watch her video now. Don't miss the story of Bob the stray cat, who is headed for Hollywood while making his adopted owner wealthy along the way.

 Quotes from Great Goodfinders

"To create one's own world takes courage."
--Georgia O'Keefe

"You are not a realist unless you believe in miracles."
--Anwar Sadat


"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

--
Mark Twain

"Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage."
-
Claude M. Bristol

"The beliefs we hold create the results we manifest."
-
-Alan Cohen
 




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