Not For Sale
The 15 things adults need today that are not for sale
Sleep – this is the first thing we sacrifice that has no substitute for well-being
Healthy Food – what we eat and when we eat it programs our future
Healthy Movement – this releases our negative emotions and rewards our bodies, advertised exercise usually does not
Touching – our fears have made it illegal to have physical contact, without it we are perpetually needy
Darkness – most of the physical world and our existence is the dark empty void, yet we do not embrace or value it as a necessary source
Fresh Air – this critical prophylactic is now endangered
Sunshine – we don’t know how to get the right amount in our urban office age
Limits – we consume, talk, act, and rule without an appreciation that quality is driven by quantity
Stillness – busyness has become a business selling false happiness, few understand how to be still and know that I am god
Silence – silence is a music of its own more beautiful than any man-made melody
Solitude –being alone in peace is more powerful than any other experience
Play – from the children we need to relearn simple play for its own sake
Laughter – the joy found in experience is far superior to manufactured humor at the expense of others
Compassion – this is what makes the human unique and progresses humanity
Love – only love is immutable, only it can be created but not destroyed – it is our hope and our reason to live
Look to this day
For it is life;
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and truths of existence;
The joy of growth;
The splendor of action;
The glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
"Do what you will, and harm none."
"It is more important to be human than to be important."
"Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second with your foot on first."
"Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Enjoy chocolate."
"When was the last time you washed a rental car?"
"Don't expect anyone to change their mind by being: asked to, told to, or argued with."
"Trust is like a crystal bubble. Did you ever try to fix a crystal bubble?"