August 9, 2017 – TGIW JOLT Note
“Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind.” –Dalai Lama
In the 3 1/2 years of this weekly JOLT note, I’ve not had a Wednesday birthday. I actually like the term “appearance” day, as it’s when I showed up on the planet.
So, for my birthday, in appreciation for your receptivity to my weekly inspirations (and the notes of appreciation you often send back), I’m giving you an appearance opportunity.
“Appearance” is a word that can carry many meanings.
There’s our outward physicality. Also, there’s our showing up…as either who we “are”, or who we choose to be. And then there’s the deceptions of the way things look vs. the way they really are.
If you personally have an “appearance” showing up that you don’t like, such as…
- you just got laid off
- you just lost a relationship
- you feel stuck in a rut of immobility
- your finances ain’t what they used to be
- you’re experiencing anything that has you feeling a victim to circumstances
Then I want you to know you have an opportunity to alter the appearances by the focus you take. The real “you” is bigger than any of it.
What if you could find, in the midst of all of it, 20 blessings?
What if, somehow, in some way, this unwanted “appearance” could be seen as the best thing that ever happened to you?
What if the way “it really is” is an opportunity for you to expand to the next level, personally, professionally, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?
Believe me, I’ve been there and, like all of us, enjoy the ongoing “growth opportunities” that life offers.
I’ve found a way, however, to answer those “What ifs” with a “Yes, I get it!”
And, for my birthday, I’d like to offer you a low-bar opportunity to get it too.
So, short and sweet, can I give you a $20 bill as an ethical bribe for your finding your own 20 blessings in the midst of whatever you’re personally facing?
See below to take advantage of my appearance day offer in the next 48 hours…and please, whatever you do, enjoy this appearance day as one of your best.
Got appearance day?
“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.” –Charles R. Swindoll