Archive for February, 2012
Here is a great story about a life-changing experience Michael Hargrove (www.bluinc.com) had at an airport. I know you’ll like it because it’s about the power of “deciding” or choosing to have a certain kind of energy. . . . I know that’s a topic close to your heart, so here’s the story.
“While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport, I was straining to locate my friend when I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped next to me to greet his family.
First, he motioned to his youngest son (maybe six years old) as he laid down his bags. They gave each other a long, and movingly loving hug. The mans said, “It’s so good to see you, son. I missed you. His son smiled somewhat shyly, diverted his eyes, and replied softly, “Me too, Dad!”
Then the man gazed into the eyes of his oldest son (maybe 9 or 10) and said, “You’re already quite the young man. I love you very much Zach!” They hugged.
While this was happening, a baby girl squirmed excitedly in her mother’s arms. The man gently took the child from her mother”and kissed her face all over and then held her close. The little girl instantly relaxed and simply laid her head on his shoulder in motionless contentment.
After several moments, he handed his daughter to his oldest son and declared, “I’ve saved the best for last!” He then gave his wife the longest, most passionate kiss I ever remember seeing. He gazed into her eyes for several seconds and then silently mouthed, “I love you so much!”
They stared into each other’s eyes, beaming big smiles at one another. I suddenly felt uncomfortable, as if I were invading something sacred, but blurted, “Wow! How long have you two been married?”
“Fourteen years total,” he replied without breaking his gaze from his wife. “Well then, how long have you been away?” I asked. Still beaming at his wife, he said, “Two whole days!”
Two days?! I was stunned! I was certain by the intensity of the greeting I just witnessed that he’d been gone for at least several weeks, if not months, and I know my expression betrayed me. So I said almost offhandedly, hoping to end my intrusion and get back to searching for my friend), “I hope my marriage is still that passionate after twelve years!”
The man stopped smiling, looked me straight in the eye and said something that left me a different person. He said, “Don’t hope, friend…decide.” Then he flashed me his wonderful smile again, shook my hand and said, “God bless!” With that, he and his family strode away together.
I was still watching that exceptional man and his special family walk just out of sight when my friend came up to me and asked, “What’cha looking at?” Without hesitating, and with a curious sense of certainty, I replied, “My future!”
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Isn’t that a great story? I wanted you to hear it because it illustrates the power of intention and demonstrates that the state of our energy is always ours to decide.
If you sometimes find it challenging to modulate YOUR energy, I’m developing something special to help. It’s a small-group, personalized coaching course I’m going to be offering at the beginning of March! I’m excited about it. I’ll tell you more about it soon.