Positive Possibililities

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. ~ Robert Marsden

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35 years, 1985 to 2015, the Kansas City Royals plugged away building momentum, stumbling just when it seemed possible and climbing back to win the World Series again. I was cheering for the opponents of the Royals; The Mets and the Blue Jays before them but I admire their tenacity and determination. In both of their last series they took what they were given and made lemonade; seeing the positive and having hope they could turn their situation around. Congratulations Kansas City.

I was at the Bare Naked Ladies concert in Calgary last night (great opening act – Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies). They have been making music together for 27 years (more than half their lives). Their trajectory wasn’t/isn’t without bumps and barriers but they move forward every year by continuing to play, believing in themselves and seeking hope rather than despair. Their quintessential hit “If I had a Million Dollars” is an anthem about hope – if you listen closely it is also about love and charity but mostly hope.

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you a house
I would buy you a house

And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
I’d buy you furniture for your house
Maybe a nice Chesterfield or an ottoman

And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I’d buy you a K-Car
A nice Reliant automobile
And if I had a million dollars, I’d buy your love

November 2 brings hope to those who seek her. I see hope in the risks I need to take today.


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