your daily rock : write a thank you note

For four years now, I have written a thank you note every morning. It has changed how I see the world. I look for opportunities to thank, not opportunities to criticize. It is not new skills we need to change our lives–it is new mindsets. Today, write a thank you note. To a friend, a stranger, to someone in the news who helped others, to the sun, to the dog who meets you at the door, to your own heart. Be thankful. It will change you. Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...

your daily rock : being alive is a special occasion

In the U.S., we are celebrating Thanksgiving today–some will spend the day with family, cooking and laughing and eating too much, perhaps. Others will be working today. Some won’t celebrate at all. Regardless of what today means to you, or how you spend the day, what is true for all of us is that while we save our best china for special occasions, being alive is really the special occasion. Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...

your daily rock : see again

We are moving too fast to really see. We don’t often sit still long enough to watch the world around us–we are too driven to jump into that stream. Sit on the bank. See the bees fly by you, the flowers unfold. See your children wiggle their loose teeth and be nervous and excited about that moment when they will fall out. See the world again. Walk in the rain and watch the reflection of clouds in puddles. Really see. Not dizzy flashes of life moving by as if you’re on an Interstate, but something altogether different. Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...

your daily rock : surprise them with your presence

It is easy to be half-here. And half somewhere else. Today, put down the phone, the email, the anything-that-keeps-you-from-being-fully-here. Put it all down. If you talk on the phone with someone, only talk on the phone. If you meet with someone, face them fully and listen. Surprise people with your presence today. Your full presence. Breathe in (Hello moment) Breathe out (I am here) Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...

your daily rock : we are in this together

There is no better way to say this than by quoting Mother Theresa. It is a quote with which I end many of my speeches: “If we are without peace in the world, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...