The World Needs Your Art!

Yes, I will take requests! No not to sing, you guys would not be all that impressed and would probably unsubscribe from my blog (Please Don’t)! The request was for another post that contained another poem. So I combed the archives of my up coming book, The Architect of Dreams, and pulled this one out for your review and hopefully comments.

Many of you know that I often sign off my work with “Make today a masterpiece” and this poem was really the genesis of that sign off. It means a lot to me and gives me direction as I lead my daily life.

My hope is that as you read this little poem, you will ponder how to make your life a masterpiece and take the necessary action to live your life with purpose and passion. So enjoy and I hope to hear from you soon.


They supplied me with the canvas,

The colors and a brush.

Set them on an easel,

Out the room they quickly rushed.

I stared upon a massive void,

Only emptiness did I see.

Realizing that the design,

Was completely up to me.

What was the subject of my art?

Which colors would I use?

The patterns that I did paint,

Would be the ones that I would choose.

The tools lay before me,

They all had been supplied.

Would I create a masterpiece,

Or a work that was despised?

As I viewed the pallet,

My eyes danced as they did feast.

Upon all the colors I could choose,

To paint life’s masterpiece.

Questions to Ponder: Are you taking time to reflect on your life? What do you want your masterpiece to look like? What is the legacy you want to leave behind? What does the ARTIST in you want to say, do or become?

Join our community of ARTISTs today! Each of us is an ARTist, someone with A Realized Talent! The ARTIST in you is crying to be heard, the world needs your ART. Share it!

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How To Live In The Aloha Spirit!

Are you ready to change your life? What if you could live with a spirit of adventure, gratitude and harmony? What would that look like for you?

I love the Hawaiian Islands! My wife and I have spent many wonderful days, scuba diving, whale watching, hanging out on all the beautiful beaches, sightseeing to the magnificent natural treasures that the islands have to offer and just having an adventure beyond compare. I always dislike having to leave because our time in paradise is so spectacular. I love the Aloha Spirit!

As I was driving down the road yesterday, I heard an interview with spiritual guru Wayne Dyer who lives in Maui, and he mentioned The Aloha Spirit. I knew immediately that I had to write about this amazing way of living. Now to all of my Hawaiian friends I hope you will chime in and comment on any of the ideas I’m throwing out here and agree or correct based on your personal experience.

As I understand it, Aloha is a Hawaiian word meaning love, friendship, compassion, and charity, as well as, in its roots, “The joyful sharing of loving energy in the present moment.” For this reason the Hawaiians also use the same word for happy greetings and farewells.

I always feel a sense of being blessed when I hear people greet me with “Aloha!” It has a deeper sense of meaning than just saying hello or goodbye. When done in a sincere way it has a spiritual feeling that just leaves you feeling like you’ve been caressed with love. What would happen in our world if we all decided to live each day with this Aloha Spirit? I think it’s a choice we can all make right now and in the process begin to live lives that are healthier, happier, and more prosperous. It would allow us to create more love in our life, enhance our friendships, get a deeper experience of inner peace, and spiritual growth.

In living an Aloha life, I believe we have a responsibility to the gifts we’ve been given. We have been given this earth, all of nature, and the seas to watch over and protect. If we choose to live in the Aloha Spirit, we need to act as leaders who by example promote the protection and healing of our planet and all its natural resource.

Let’s take the time to explore nature, to use that time to reflect on who we are, what we hope to achieve in our lifetime and what kind of legacy we want to leave. Let’s lead with love, hope for a better tomorrow, a compassion for our fellow man, and a spiritual growth that inspires others to join us on our journey.

Life is a grand adventure, so let’s live in harmony, joy and peace. Let us cherish, respect and protect all that we’ve been blessed with and in doing so we will bless future generations with boundless natural gifts. Let’s make our world a better place, live with the Aloha Spirit!

So until we meet again, here’s a  big ALOHA! Pass it along to everyone you meet!

Question: “What are you willing to do today, to kickstart your Aloha Spirit and live an Aloha Life?

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