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More belly laughs

Less over-thinking.

More moments of joy

Less time spent shopping.

More kindness

Less judgements.

More greens

Less plastic.

More salutes to the sun

Less forgetting how you got somewhere.

More tenderness

Less choking.

More trust

Less prediction.

More you

Less smoke and mirrors.


Liza Fernandez

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dance with adversity

Abraham Lincoln

After his family was evicted from their home, he had to drop out of school to support them.

At age 21, he experienced his first failure in business. Then, at age 22, he ran for state legislature, and lost. He also lost his job in the process. So he applied for law school, but got rejected.

At 24, he borrowed some money from a friend to start another business, and within 12 months he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt!

At 26, his first love died, leaving him heartbroken. This also led to a nervous breakdown a year later.

He was defeated when he ran for speaker of his state legislature. He also got rejected when he sought to become the elector.

He ran for Congress at 34, and was defeated again. Then he finally won, but lost his re-election.

He sought the job of land officer in his home state, and got rejected. At 45, he ran for Senate of the United States, and lost.

At 47, he sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention, and got less than 100 votes. He ran for U.S. Senate again at 49, and lost for a second time.

Finally, at 52 years old, he became the 16th President of the United States.

Although he suffered from clinical depression throughout his life, his ability to handle conflict and dance with adversity was unmatched, and scholars now rank Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest Presidents ever.

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Light

times up!

times up.jpg

You got an hour!
Like a prison alarm – BAAAAAAANG!
Time’s up.

Almost there.
Sit and write.
Close that door and swallow the stillness whole.
Throw it back like you mean it.
Take it, it’s yours.

Cuz you know that Quiet creaks opens the magic door…
Where the Still Voice lives.
The Still Voice, you know the one
Like an echo of an echo that whispers, “What about me?”

What about that book?
What about that play?
What about that movie?
What about that job?

The fox and the tiger

Be the Tiger

A man walking through the forest saw a fox that had lost its legs and wondered how it lived.

Then he saw a tiger with game in its mouth approach the fox. The tiger ate its fill and left the rest of the meat for the fox. The next day the man watched as the tiger again fed the fox with leftover meat.

The man began to wonder about God’s greatness and said to himself, “I, too, shall just rest in a corner with full trust in God who will provide me with all I need.”

He did this for many days but nothing happened, and he was almost at death’s door when he heard a voice say, “Oh you who are in the path of error, open your eyes to the truth! Follow the example of the tiger and stop imitating the disabled fox.”

voluntary hardship

What kind of voluntary hardship do you practice?

Sure, it’s the cold showers, going without sugar/fats/drink alcohol, it’s cooking homemade food (if it’s not your norm), getting off your phone, underdressing for the weather — all the hard shit that’s about YOU.

But what about voluntary hardship for others?

Opening the door for a stranger, smiling to a fellow pedestrian, buying lunch for the guy behind you, calling your mother/father for no particular reason, volunteering for the homeless, listening vs trying to fix it, calling your local congress, recycling (for real), eating less, drinking less, going without anger/judgment/distrust?

Let’s shift the perspective away from ourselves and onto others.
Let’s move our DNA for mankind.
Liza Fernandez

Don’t be a Woke Douche!

Don’t be a Woke Douche!

Starring Paul Salazar Jr, Xochitl Romero, Mirage Thrams, Abby DeBolt, Tina Huang, Jordan R Coleman, & Liza P Fernandez
Written by Bernardo Cubria, Paul Salazar Jr, and Brian Nichols
Directed by Brian Sutherin
Edited by Brian Nichols
Sound: Eric Vosmeier
Music:
Danse Macabre – Big Hit 2 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/