To imagine, to feel
How you will feel
When you reach a goal.
Hear the congrats!
Feel the hugs!
Thoughts are important-
And even MORE IMPORTANT?
Feel how you will feel
And put the lilt in your step!
Feeling energy is most potent
In boomeranging back atcha
Bringing your goals to reality.
Your heartbeat quickens
Maybe even your forehead feels damp
That tight feeling of worry
Quick! Give that thought up.
Go quickly to a happy thought.
(Hint: plan the “go-to-happy” thought
Ahead of time
So when you need it, it’s there for you.)
So grateful for the air in my lungs,
My ability to walk,
The earth under my feet,
Quick! Go to it!!
You are reshaping your life!!
...at a stranger
As you walk through an airport,
Or across a room,
Or even passing by in a car
Can change the stranger
And the world
For all time.
…that our life is missing something.
…that our hopes and dreams are evading us.
Yet, God is lavish, unfailing abundance,
The rich, omnipresent (everywhere present)
Substance of the Universe.
Your awareness and understanding
Of the all-providing activity of
The Divine within you
Is your source.
Dwell on this.
Know and believe this.
Fill your mind with gratitude
..Who never fails to notice
something in each person he meets,
And genuinely compliment each person
On what he notices.
Sometimes it’s what the other is wearing.
Sometimes it’s the job the other just did.
Sometimes it’s the sparkle in the other’s eyes.
And always people remark on how
Absolutely, positively, incredibly
Wonderful our friend, the complimenter,
Has nothing to do with you.
It’s all about them.
It’s all about what they see in themselves.
And you can never truly understand that
Because of what you see in yourself.
Always give love
And you’ll see love in yourself.
We have plumerias growing in pots out back.
Their scent wafts on the breezes,
Making us feel happy.
Their blossoms open and share
Til they fall off
And more blooms open.
My Shannon made me a lei years ago in Maui
For me to wear home on the plane to the continent.
It was plumeria blossoms,
the scent overwhelmingly wonderful
As I slept on the plane with the full moon visible
In the galaxy’s nighttime.
Plumerias abundant in Abu Dhabi
Mixed with the bougainvillea, the desert rose,
And the desert air.
What blossoms follow you through your life?
Which of their scents?
Which of their joy?
In social media, been following a precious man named Harold
As he cares for his little Teddy, a Yorkshire terrier.
Teddy had a torn ACL.
The tenderness with which Harold cares for Teddy
Through evaluation, diagnosis, labs, surgery,
Will remind each of you who have had a beloved one
Ill or injured, what it takes,
And what you feel.
That tells you everything you need to know
About your heart, your love, your life.
A group of young ladies and a gentleman with whom I worked
In Abu Dhabi.
Each and every one, bringing lessons to me.
And now, the days in the desert land are
Save the lessons learned,
The intense love shared,
The laughter ringing through the American Dental Clinic
The patients, the parents,
And Team Wonderful
Sharing. Sharing. Learning. Growing. Loving.
Did you learn when you were young,
That if you work hard,
You can do it?
You can get what you want?
Is that because of the hard work?
Or is that because the hard work toward the goal
...keeps your thoughts focused on your heart’s desire?
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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