Time to get back on the bandwagon!

Well I must say that being away from my blog for a few short months has not satisfied my need to share some thoughtful insight or I guess one could call it, conscious ramble. Never the less as I sit here in the San Francisco airport awaiting my departure to Singapore some 5 hours from now, I figured to try this blogging thing on my new iPad.

I have always been a strong advocate of Positivity. So much so in fact that last night after my keynote speech in Red Deer, AB nearly all the people who came up to me afterwards said that I was beaming with brightness for the future and influenced them to make an effort in living a happier life. Great feelings these are but I challenge myself to think of something for you, my readers. Because you are not in front of me listening to one of my Olds College or globetrotting stories I wonder how I can make an impression on you even if you are just in front of a computer screen.

How many of you pick something up when you walk by because it doesn’t belong there? Like a piece of garbage on the sidewalk, a pillow that fell off of the sofa in a department store, or help someone pick up their dropped belongings. Growing up on the farm taught me to always pick things up and put them where they belong. For example the blue baler twine that would be everywhere in the spring or the odd tool that was forgotten about and left on top of the oil barrel. It used to be a pet peeve of mine to find garbage in the fields that could and sometimes did, cause problems with the machinery. I wonder why people don’t clean up after themselves better then they sometimes do.

I make a conscious effort to pick things up no matter where I am. I challenge YOU to pick ONE thing a day, no matter where you are or what you do, keep an open eye out for something that doesn’t belong. I mean if you want to live in a rats nest then don’t bother but I think that putting forth a little effort will go a long way!

Ok so I am going to publish this blurb to see how smoothly things go and if all systems cleared then I will be thrilled to write as spontaneous as my mind and schedule allow me to. All the best to you and I wish you happy Picking Up! ; )

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6 Comments on “Time to get back on the bandwagon!

  1. try and behave in Singapore. Didn’t make it the US – will be in March, so will try and catch up

  2. Have Fun! Move Forward. I am looking forward to hear about your experiences on this path you are traveling.

  3. I can attest to feeling better after picking up litter. However small, it is a contribution to mankind.
    Great advice ONA!

  4. When I´m reading your note, I started to think a lot of things, I think is true, everything that you share…I think that I´m be very impressed with your words…but everything that you say is true…

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