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Slow Dance

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Slow Dance

by David Weatherford http://www.davidlweatherford.com/

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask “How are you?”, do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
’cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it’s like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn’t a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

Back in 2009, I was introduced to this poem by author Timothy Ferriss and I felt compelled to share its profoundness with you. I hope that it affects you positively as it has me ( If so, please pass it on). Thank you to David Weatherford for not only writing Slow Dance, but as well for granting me permission to post it here.

The Black and Blue or Gold and White Dress Solved

Is the dress black and blue or gold and white?
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This question blew up the internet this past few days. My daughters brought the image to my attention last night, making the rounds on Twitter under various hashtags #TheDress, #blackandblue, etc. Everyone, and I mean everyone, including my family, @justinbieber, and @talyorswift saw different colours, or both, at different times of the day, or saw it change colors before their eyes. I have seen both, but  at first glance was black & blue.

First thought would be that it is one of those animated pictures, called GIFS, but it is not. You can screen shot the image, and it will still appear differently to various people.  Scientists are weighing in. Late night talk shows will be weighing in tonight. People are arguing in the streets, and fighting in school hallways across the planet!

Fact: The source which originally got the controversy to go viral, via Tumblr,  eventually determined the dress to be Black & Blue. In fact, other sources indicate the dress is ONLY sold in that color.

Mystery Solved: 

Human eyes are imperfect, and can be easily tricked to see one color and interpret as another. Our eyes are all different  by so many factors, and the reality is that geometric shapes, angles, lighting, clever placement, and a thousand other things can mess up our brains ability to properly distinguish color. These illusions have been studied for years.

Example:  How many different color circles do you see in the box below?

Striped Circles

 

 

The answer: Only Two (Blue & Green)

 

 

 

Reality: The dress is black and blue, but sometimes your brain is telling you it is gold & white, and that’s OK! You are human. Booyaaa…  mystery solved :) Unless, of course, you wanna argue about it?

Webinar Replay- Wills & Estates Fireside Chat- May-27th

I hosted  this #webinar on May 27th/2014 for Canadians interested in getting their most common questions about wills and estates answered. I had convinced Manitoba lawyer and estate specialist Caroline Kiva to have a 45 -60 minute digital fireside chat. Question and answer style, but NOT as creepy as most politicians :) She did an excellent job answering the following questions…

The Basics

  1. What is typically involved in establishing an estate plan?  And which professionals are typically involved?
  2. Why do I need a Will and what happens if I die without a Will?
  3. For clients who have minor children, are there specific provisions in the Will that need to be addressed?
  4. Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

The Nitty Gritty

  1. Can you comment on when Joint tenancy is most applicable for clients?
  2. How do I transfer assets such as Cottage, Investment Account, Business to the next generation?
  3. Briefly what are some points to consider for clients purchasing U.S. real estate?
  4. Will there be taxes that may also have to be paid on death?
  5. Do you recommend insurance as part of estate planning?

Advanced

  1. Recently the 2014 budget announcement indicated a change to the taxation of testamentary trusts.  Can you briefly outline those changes?
  2. Can you outline some non-taxable benefits reasons to still consider using testamentary trusts in an estate plan?
  3. Can you outline some of the expenses that arise during the administration of an estate?

A Letter From 95 Year Old Fred-Monday Motivation 14

What is more motivating than true love? This is probably one of the most moving love stories I have heard in awhile. A 95 year old man so heart stricken after losing the love of his life pens a song for an online contest with zero musical experience. What makes this even more special is that he was with his wife 75 years. As a musician and a man that has true love in his life… this made me cry

A Letter From Fred – *OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY* Oh Sweet Lorraine An Amazing Song Written by Fred!

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Touching when he says, “I really miss her…it was like dream.”

After watching this video I think you’ll agree that true love is one of the most powerful things on the planet. Having compassionate people on this planet, that believe in true love, is why I think this song came to life. Kudos to Jacob Colgan of Green Shoe Studio for making this song a reality. Also to the FRED STOBAUGH, “I hope you KNOW you have touched so many more hearts than just one!”

You can buy Oh Sweet Lorraine on iTunes here: Oh Sweet Lorraine

Who do you love? Do they know it?

Let’s Plant Ten Trees ~ Monday Motivation 13

It’s the kind of advertiising that actually keeps your eyes and ears open. If this Canadian imagery doesn’t get your MOJO going on a Monday morning I’m not sure what will.

What an aweome way to start your Monday! The apparel company Ten Tree will plant a tree if you join their community here: http://www.tentree.com They will plant ten trees for each item you buy from them. FYI I’m not assoited with the company in any way.

Let’s plant a tree today!!!

Most Inspiring Video Ever! (Ten Tree & CWF )

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Cheeers,

Lee

Restoring Faith in Humanity ~ Monday Motivation #12

This Monday morning when you are thinking OMG why did you get out of bed. Maybe it was to save somone or something? Today is a new day!

Люди приходят на помощь – 2. People come to the rescue – 2.

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4 min 20 Seonds

Love what you create! What will you create today?

Cheers,

Lee

Chasing The Carrot or The Stick~ Monday Motivation #11

Are you chasing the carrot or the stick? A little deep for my normal Monday Motivation videos… BUT!!! I think it is awesome to understand, based on sound research,  what truly motivates some people in the work place. Is it money? Is it praise? You may just be surprised!

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

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10 min 48 seconds

Love what you create! What will you create today?

Cheers,

Lee

 

 

Do Something Awesome ~ Monday Motivation #10

OK thrill seekers out there! Here is a 5:08 min video to get you pumped  and seriously motivated to take on the week!

Ya! I know its an advertisement for GoPro… but found this to be pure digital adrenaline!!!

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition – Smaller, Lighter and 2X More Powerful

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Love what you create!

What will you create today?

Cheers,

Lee

 

It’s Not What You Say It’s How You Say It ~ Monday Motivation #9

This  PROFOUND 1:40 min video was emailed to me. WOW!!!! The Power of Words are immense. Whether written or spoken they can motivate.

 

Another profound Monday Motivation Video. Love what you create folks!

What will you create today?

Cheers,

Lee