As a new day dawns in my life I must find the strength, courage, knowledge, and heart to take those neccessary steps to change my life for the better.
In America, these days, it is not the best of times, but the worst of times, for many.
I have been unemployed for over a year, and am recovering from a badly broken ankle.
However, I choose not to march in the streets, and blame the world for my situation, instead taking the time to gain new knowledge, and inspiration, for the challenges I know are ahead, as I find a new life, and even a new place, for myself in the world.
I choose to believe that it will, once again, be Morning in America, and our nation will, once again, take its rightful place as the freeist, most exceptional, most powerful, most productive, nation on the planet, leading the world to a better, more prosperous, future.
I took a slew of computer classes, and while I grateful for support, and encouragement, from several friends, I have also done, and plan to still do, plenty of reading, for inspiration, and ideas, moving forward.
I have read, and plan to read, a variety of books from the Bible (& books by Diarmand MacCulloch on the History of Christianity, & the Reformation), to inspirational self-help by Norman Vincent Peale, Glenn Beck, Dale Carnegie, Seth Grodin, Tim Sanders, Richard Carlson, Dan Miller, Julia Cameron (On Creative Writing), Richard Leider, and Chris Gardner.
In my last post I wrote about one of my favortite session at The Life @ 50+ Convention ( This series actually begins with a Prelude ), the Tim Leider session.
The other session I really enjoyed was by Chris Gardner, the guy Will Smith played in the film about his life, The Pursuit of Happyness.
These 2 men are behind The Life Reimagined Project:
This Movement is "a special project with a laudable goal: to forge a vibrant and supportive peer-to-peer network of people seeking to discover “what's next” in their lives. Life Reimagined provides guidance, connections and resources for people who are navigating the shifting world of work, forging new relationships and planning the next steps to their goals and dreams."
I've never seen the film, or read the autobiography but the description of his talk on "Reimagining your life" interested me.