Famous American folk author, Mark Twain, was once sitting on the edge of the Mississippi River, fishing with his teenage nephew, Joshua. They often talked about life during their fishing outings. At one point, Twain turned to his nephew and said, “Josh, do you know what the two most important days in your life are?” Josh thought for awhile and said, “Well, I guess the first one has to be when you’re born.” “Excellent!” was Twain’s response. “What about the second one?”Josh thought again and said, “Gosh, Uncle Mark, I’m not sure. Maybe when you die?”
These are indeed challenging times. Let’s hope when it’s over and the “dust has settles,” we will have learned something that serves us well as we create our future. To support you in your efforts, I offer a gift to help you navigate towards that future. It’s a unique one-hour yoga video—Loving Yoga—created and produced at Chateau Mcely by my wife, Inez and our two favorite yoga instructors, Jana, and Lucie.
The Thread In Your Life
My wife, Inez, recently purchased and is reading an interesting book. Actually, I would say it’s much more than interesting. Entitled, “The Poetry Pharmacy,” it was written by William Sieghart, and published in 2019 by Penguin Random House. It’s a beautiful collection of famous poems, embraced and loved by the author, individually selected by him to provide hope, comfort, and inspiration for all of life’s most difficult moments.
10 Habits of Happy People
The Alchemist Within You
Paulo Coelho’s beautiful fable, The Alchemist, first published in English in 1993, provides valuable messages on The Meaning of Life and finding your Life Purpose. It’s written in such accessible and inspiring language that anyone can enjoy it. But most important, nearly every page contains a profound message on how to live a fulfilled and happy life. Below, I share some of these insights, followed by comments for your consideration. You might contemplate these messages to see if they resonate with your heart and soul—with your life.