Saturday, July 9, 2016

Listen, hope and occasionally compromise.

We have more knowledge about the world, than anytime in history. 

As bummed as I get and whatever you believe, the Presidents statement gave me perspective.

Obama said, on Jimmy Fallon, 
"Democracy requires compromise even when you're 100% right." -Ha! So true! 

I was told to say: 

"I'm ok with being wrong, even when I know I'm right." -Ha! Sometimes we do stupid shit, we are human.

We may have more information about violence and the world now, but...

Obama said, and I agree, we are lucky to be living at this time in history. The world is healthier, wealthier, better educated, more tolerant and less violent than it's even been.

In a 5 year span, 60 million people were killed around the world. Perspective after his visit to Hiroshima this year.

There's a reason to be hopeful and we have to realize democracy isn't that you get everything you want, when you want it, 100% of the time.


Let's just keep working on it. One love!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Isn't love enough?

It's interesting how many discussions seem so simple when I begin them, but people can't make sense of a peaceful world.

We kill each other everyday. We have this love inside us. We have this hate inside us too. 

Why are we so set on tearing things down, our way or destruction?


Every thing that we say becomes the things that we do. I believe it will all come back to you. Thank you, #MichaelFranti & #Soja

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Presentation

I don't remember the details, but I made a comment in frustration to a friend the other day.

She said, "Wow, Jenna, I love this, you've got a little fire going on down there."

Commenting on how I put out all this peace, love, joy and health, but underneath I'm still a human being, normal... I get frustrated and fired up, just like anyone else.

We do the best we can, every day, right?!  I just work on setting a good example, most of the time, in hopes I am being the change I want to see in this world.  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Wright for Michele

I logged onto my blog to write, but got side tracked with Michele's amazing blog.  I have some great cousins, and love how beautifully Michele gives us a glimpse into her family's life.

The blog I linked in the title is when they traveled with their 2 one year old twins to Turks-Caicos!

Happy Friday!  I love you!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Our family

My Mom, Dad and Brother were visiting in early May and it was awesome!!!! Aside from all the amazing things they were doing for me/us...



There was a time when I would have found the visit stressful and become uptight.



Now, it's just awesome!  For those that have know me 5 years plus, know what a huge accomplishment it is to live into the joy and gratitude I now have when I am blessed to spend time with my family.  No more "overwhelmed", wondering when someone is going to get upset, or getting upset because of some circumstance.  No matter the situation, I can choose to love my family for all that they are and are not.  I can choose to love them through any conversations of things I can do differently and quickly correct any hurt feelings that I may have caused or been caused to me.



I'll give myself credit for getting off of so many things that kept me from having fun with our family!!  I don't want to miss out on that anymore!!



I wrote this as my dad just opened Emma's door while she was sleeping and woke her up...


It just presented another opportunity to hang out with Emma before my dad babysat, awesome in itself, so my mom and I could go to pilates together.  Ridiculous as it would have been, there was a time when I would not have seen the gratitude of that.  I am not perfect, I still put way to much significance into things sometimes, but then I snap out of it, but I'm not afraid to ask for help or  guidance from the experts, so I can get back out there into the present to enjoy life and create the world that I want my daughters to grow up in! 


Be kind to yourself, forgive.  Be kind to one another.  Don't be afraid to ask for help and show love.  This is our one shot at happiness, let's make the most of it and love it all!




Friday, June 3, 2016

Vintage Olivia


The painting above Olivia was hanging in our house when we were growing up.  Olivia's hello kitty night gown is a favorite hand-me-down from a friend, and her hair bun is from my grandmothers collection of hair supplies from her beauty parlor, that Olivia's grandmother brought her and gives her a fun way to make her hair feel longer. 



Who says new is better?!  Making life vintage, makes it unique!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Hero for humans on this planet - Elon Musk

Click on the title link to read an article on how Elon Musk is revolutionizing clean transportation, space travel and soon lithium battery generation in this country! 


Quoted from the article:


All of Musk’s companies are founded upon exceptionally inspirational purposes…
  • Tesla: To accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible.
  • SpaceX: To revolutionize space technology with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
  • SolarCity: To accelerate the mass adoption of clean energy.
Each creates a sense of great urgency and “ludicrously” high expectations. The earth is the burning platform, quite literally. Saving the planet and the human race is a pretty compelling call to action.


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Finally, they have engaged the entire planet to contribute to their mission by openly sharing all their patents freely (what a gift to society) and allowing customers to promote the brands.


How Elon Musk thinks, The First Principles:
http://99u.com/workbook/20482/how-elon-musk-thinks-the-first-principles-method


He provided the instructions to construct a hyperloop to revolutionize high speed ground transportation, and hopefully someone will take this on soon from LA to San Francisco! 


Be inspired, take action, even small steps can be a huge difference!