New Poem–Connections “and that is the way it is…”

Connections–And that is the Way it is– by MW Hardwick 

If you’re uncertain about life that is okay
Experiences push you to confront and accept yourself

A boys’ life rich with imagination, questions and challenges

Sometimes I thought that
Nothing could touch me or reach me,
When dribbling my peach like leather ball on the gravel

Or standing at the foul line fingers in the groves

Arc of the ball go through the net

Hearing the …swish…

Imaging the winning shot…

Wouldn’t you rather
Be doing this than sitting down
For dinner of cream tuna, peas and toast

Or hearing the latest from Cronkide
All of us listening…to and waiting for

“that is the way it is” … “that is the way it is…”  DEC 5TH, 1959

Almost as powerful as my connection with the ball…

Approaching life as a game…I made my enjoyment greater than my effort.

Daily Quote and Reflection: Realizing your Dreams become a Life-Long Learner.

Quote: The world is but a canvas to our imaginations–Thoreau

Reflection: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DREAMING ABOUT AND IMAGINING? Nothing happens until you act on these dreams. So what is holding you back? You must believe you have the power to act on your dreams. To make dreams of your imagination come true you must want them and see them. When it comes to translating dreams into reality you must be motivated to learn new skills. A crucial step in learning is that people learn what they want to learn. One study by Specht and Sandlin on the “Differential effects of Experiential Learning Activities and Lecture Classes in Accounting,” for an MBA required course showed that students retained their new knowledge for about six weeks or until they were tested on the material. The end of dreaming is to end fear of failure and act on your reality by learning skills necessary to be competent in your field of knowledge.

Action Activity: What dreams are unfilled in your life? What can you do today to move from imagination about the future to action? Stop stopping yourself and begin living your dreams become a motivated and life-long learner.

Great Story Teller Brings “Personal Message” to Yale Graduates

We all know the story of J.K. Rowling’s great success with the Harry Potter series. Yet the author has been pretty shy about giving extensive interviews on who she is and how did she make it to the top in her field. Now the writer talks about her difficult time in getting to the top. Her self-disclosing story was captivating and the lessons learned are ones we all need to hear. It appears like she was a reluctant speaker and she starts out slow, edge and nervous but by the end she has the audience on the edge of their proverbial seats. Enjoy and let the words of this great artist wash over you