Stay Alive

Florencia, my dear friend and teacher, reminds us to slow down, observe, and smell the scents in the air.

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She wrote,” When was the last time you really REALLY looked around you, and took the time to wonder and appreciate even the smallest of things in their awesome perfection? Today, right now, take 5 minutes out of your phone and look at something with new eyes; observe its shape, the variation in color, the texture, how the light bounces off it, how it feels, or even how it smells… Ever wonder how it got to be that way? What it went through and what it must still endure? Stop, observe, be aware of your surroundings and all its magic! Don’t sleepwalk through life! If my dog, Chico, can stop to smell the flowers, so can we!”

Florencia Chico

Good morning!

Today is another beautiful day in Paradise, isn’t it?

Look around with the eyes of the heart and see all the Magic, Mystery and Miracles that surround you. There is beauty everywhere, right? This is an awesome Universe, isn’t it?

Be amazed! Be grateful! Be happy!

See beyond what you see!


I invite you to watch this video. This song was included in the soundtrack of Ben Stiller’s movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

Stay Alive ~ José González
There’s a rhythm in rush these days
Where the lights don’t move and the colors don’t fade
Leaves you empty with nothing but dreams
In a world gone shallow
In a world gone lean
Sometimes there’s things a man cannot know
Gears won’t turn and the leaves won’t grow
There’s no place to run and no gasoline
Engine won’t turn
And the train won’t leave
Engines won’t turn and the train won’t leave
I will stay with you tonight
Hold you close ’til the morning light
In the morning watch a new day rise
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive
Well the way I feel is the way I write
It isn’t like the thoughts of the man who lies
There is a truth and it’s on our side
Dawn is coming
Open your eyes
Look into the sun as the new days rise


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