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The Art of Appreciation

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many things taken for granted until they are gone… health is one of those things. Every time I recover from a head cold (who named this virus a “cold?”) I am amazed that I don’t appreciate my good health more frequently. So I’m making a plan…an appreciate plan of action.

1) Take note of what you have. Department stores take inventory at least twice a year. Should we not take on the same practice?
2) Record consequences of not having. Without knowing the consequences of being without, you won’t know the value of what you have.
3) List ways to conserve that which you appreciate. How do you preserve special things in your life? It’s called TLC (tender loving care).

The Dose is going to live an appreciative life… no taking things for granted… just cherishing all she has. Care to do the same?

Time for Sorbet?

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Who doesn’t love going to a fancy restaurant? The lovely ambiance, the over-the-top service, the delectable food, and not to mention the chic restrooms. Recently I enjoyed such an experience. Interesting that it was the sorbet served between courses that struck a chord with me. It made me think: should we not have “sorbet” between the “courses” of our lives?

As I think about my journey, I note that the different “courses” of my life – whether it’s a change in jobs or the transition between one decade and the next – have often been separated with a “sorbet.” I have taken a week vacation when changing jobs. I marked my 30th, 40th, and 50th birthdays by celebrating in “Dose-style.” And, when I didn’t “sorbet” between significant relationships, the next relationship suffered. These two courses became one and the same…namely, trouble!

As the restaurant prepares the fancy dish of sorbet to refresh our palates, we need to plan our life sorbet. Is there a transition period coming up in your life? Make certain to enjoy the next course by having sorbet.