Daily archives "05-11-2014"

how to use Love to get rich



….with happiness!

(had to rope you in somehow)

Statistical analysis has actually proven that, contrary to popular belief, material items will leave you empty and continually searching to fill that void. Whereas, Love is the most cost effective path to happiness.

Unofficial summary of data gathering:

Your rolled up hipster jeans will go out of style; hugs never will.

Unlimited talk and text plan – $56.50 per month; looking someone in the eye and telling them how much they mean to you – no charge, every time.

Your overpriced BMW will break down; opening your Heart to a meaningful and touching moment will make you break down.

$500k can buy you a beautiful house; but, home is really where the Heart is.

An expensive watch will tell you what time it is; it’s always time for Love.

The gym membership you never use costs about $700 per year; exercising your ability for compassion will make you stronger than a million squats.

It’s pretty nice sitting in the corner office with the big paycheck; without Love, life will be pretty empty at the top.

Who knows what you spent on those Cartier sunglasses?; watching a beautiful sunset costs nothing.

A 4-carat diamond will reflect and refract the light around you; devoting yourself to living a life of Love will enlighten you.

You owe it to yourself to have a life of Love and happiness.

PS I have nothing against hipsters and their rolled up pants.

be Love.



mothers day


10 years ago, if you’d told me I’d be one of those guys that would call his mom twice a week to check in, buy her flowers “just because” and stop in with only the intention to say hello, I woulda said, “not a chance”.

But, that’s also when I lived at home and, more importantly, with a pretty entitled chip on my shoulder. The things my mom did for me, the bullshit I put her through, to me, was all part of the program. That’s what moms did for their kids, right?

Fast forward to only a handful of years ago and a completely enlightening realization on my behalf (better late than never), and my opinion couldn’t be more different. My mom is nothing short of pretty amazing. She does anything she can for me and asks, quite literally, for nothing in return. Her legal obligation toward me ended a lot of years ago on my eighteenth birthday, yet she continues to draw from an infinite source of caring and generosity far beyond any duty or expectation.

She truly is a reflection of unconditional Love.

I’ve been a jerk and smart-ass; a brat and a baby. Yet, it’s as though she has the shortest memory as is humanly possible. (I’ve had a good share of rather shining son moments, too. Just for the record). She, unequivocally, will do anything that is within her power to help me. And, as I accumulate years of life under my belt, I see more and more that this is a very special thing and has absolutely nothing to do with obligation or entitlement. When I got assigned a mom, I got a real good one.

For me, amidst all the lessons my mom has taught me over the course of my existence, the most powerful is that of her unconditional Love; her living example of what our Hearts can do when we act from a source of Love. Granted, many people will say that it’s because she’s my mom and sure, maybe there’s a bit of argument there. But, I assure you, the Love she shows me is solely to do with the person she is, not some agreement she signed. And, it’s something that we can all be. It’s something we can all use as inspiration.

If any of this resonates with you, I’d like to put you to a little task. It’s definitely okay to buy your mom flowers or a card, or take her to brunch or make her dinner on her special day. But, take 30 seconds to extend a gesture that costs absolutely nothing and carries more value to her than anything you could ever buy. Tell your mom how much you appreciate her and that because of her, every day in your life is a special day. Tell her you Love her and hug with all your Heart.

Now, if only my ma was internet savvy and could read this. I’d definitely score some brownie points and make a bid to overtake my brother for no.1 son.

Happy Mother’s Day!

be Love.