Thunder

This evening, a thunderous applause filled the room and warmed the hearts of recipients far and wide.  Remembering the dead.  Memorials, names, scholarships, awards.  Remembering the people who have gone before us and left a positive mark on the world.  Now, even in their absence, they are still leaving a positive mark on the world.

It is not enough to simply live your life without touching others.  There is an innate requirement of being a part of the greater whole and contributing to other individuals who are part of that whole.

Some may think that they don’t have to share what they know.  Don’t listen to them.  Don’t listen to that philosophy.  Choose to be different – to be important – to be worthwhile.

Share.  Be generous and kind.  Care about others, and have compassion.  Spur on those who need it and those who’ve gotten stuck in a rut.  Encourage everyone you meet – even those people that are hard to like.  They need your encouragement, too.  Eventually, whether you ever know it or not, they will realize how very different from the rest of humanity you are and how very vitally you live your life.

Your awesomeness will reach far beyond the foreseeable future and turn deadened choices into living romance.  It will fill a room and prove to the world that you are alive.  It will show even the nastiest of naysayers how goodness and purposed politeness win every time.  A thunderous applause will fill your ears and your heart, and you will know that you are living your life in the best ways possible.

Thunder.  It’s not just a sound… it is you.

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Believe. Do. and Follow Through!
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Leadership
Stress Management Through Humor
Multiple Intelligences (Learning Styles)

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Platforms to Success

Use the challenges you’re facing as platforms to success.  Use the things that you’ve lived through and survived to be the things that you encourage other people with from this point forward.

Know that the hard places you’ve been and lived through are NOT the places you have to stay.  They’re part of your past, but they don’t have to be part of your present or your future.

Use them, and you can succeed.  Use them, and you can go far!

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Leadership
Stress Management Through Humor
Multiple Intelligences (Learning Styles)

My Head’s on Fire

Those ideas,
Those thoughts,
And all those things that gang up on me in my head,
Those are my world.
My imaginary world that’s real
And my real world that’s imaginary
My head’s on fire
And I don’t know how to put it out.
And even if I did know how,
I don’t know that I’d want to
It’s where my creativity comes from
It’s the blinding madness that’s known my soul
For as long as I can remember it.
Sometimes it’s in charge
And sometimes I am.

Sometimes I worry about
Whether people will misunderstand and misinterpret what I’ve said.
And other times
I really don’t give a shit what they think.
That’s up to them to decide.
This is for me, and that’s for them.
They’ll have understand it
Or they won’t
Either way, I’m good
Because I did what I was supposed to do
And I will have done what I was supposed to have done.
That’s the amazing thing about living:
The thoughts inside your head are one way,
And the life outside of it is another.

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Be Amazing

Sometimes I worry too much
What people think
What they don’t think
What they do
What they should do
And what they don’t do
That’s the part that really gets me –
When I know they should be doing more,
Doing something to help
The starving, poor people around the world
But they don’t do a damn thing to make a difference.

Instead they’re concerned about their cars,
Their hair, their bank accounts, and their houses.
It’s not like they’re gonna take any of that stuff with them when they die.
Nope,
They’re gonna stay right there in the box, dead.
And the starving children
They could have helped
With all their money that went to estate taxes?
They died, too.

Don’t be like those people!
Do something good with your life!
Do more than just worry about your 401K
And how many times your gonna go to the movies this month.
Life is MORE THAN THAT!
YOUR life is more than that.
You were put here for a purpose.
Find out your purpose
And live out your purpose.
Find out why you were born
(If you haven’t already figured that part out)
And then go do something amazing
With the years of your life that you still have left in front of you.

You can only live life in forward motion.
There’s no reverse on the controls
It wasn’t built into the game plan.
Sort of like those video games on a tape drive
You could only move forward or to the side
Not back.
No going back
Only going forward
Only going on
Learning from what you’ve done and been through in the past
And turning that learning into wisdom.
Yep – you are wise
And you just didn’t even know it.
Be amazing.
You ARE amazing,
So be that way.

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Actively Swim!

Stop waiting for the world to find you.
Go out, find the world, and tell it what you’re doing!

When you want to succeed badly enough, you’ll find a way.  A way will appear to you.  When you get too comfortable in your life and in your circumstances, you’ll simply drift along in the water like a dead fish.  Live fish actively swim.

Actively swim!

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Multiple Intelligences (Learning Styles)

Diamonds Break

Diamonds are beautiful
But brittle across the façade of darkness.
Light breaks across the bow of morning
And shines into the crevices
That creeped full of blackness
In the night.
Ned stands with his back against the wall
In hopes that the light will find him
Before the diminishing darkness does.
It’s in his hopes
That we have an accomplice to our dreams.
In them we make the boldest statements
To the light of the room
In the moments that darkness comes
To squeeze out the last bits of favor that exist.
We find the hope,
We find the belief,
And we find the method
To persist.

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Books by Marty
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Dreams Alike

Words may appear upon the page
And dream in wary days,
But the worlds that stand on Eustace’s land
Are but a dream away.

Through time and thoughts and dreams alike,
The passing has its joy
And in the after morning bliss
The trials shall bear no more.

There is a truth that hides itself
There is but one and more
They lie within the mind and heart
And stand upon the door.

They lie within the mind and heart
And stand upon the door.

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Books by Marty
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