Forever Young

I will offer you guidance. I will give you my advice. I will even try to stop you if I feel that you may hurt yourself or others. But I understand that this is your life. This is your adventure. This is your journey. You have to live it. You have to have your own experiences.

What do I want from you?

I want you to follow your bliss.


On every road you choose to travel, I will always be the bridge, never the obstacle. I will always be there to help you.

I may be tempted to tell you to stay on the safe path, “Get a job, get married, have children… A life filled with friends, hobbies, trips, love and service to others may be a very enjoyable one.”

But if you feel that you must try something different, go for it! Be courageous and be brave. There are experiences to be lived, lessons to be learned, rewards to be collected along both paths: the safer and the riskier.

So, follow your heart, your passion, your dream, your bliss, because if you don’t, the day will come when you will look back and ask yourself, “Why didn’t I?”

With my blessings,


May the good Lord be with you
down every road you roam
and may sunshine and happiness surround you
when you’re far from home.
And may you grow to be proud
dignified and true
and do onto others as you’d have done to you.
Be courageous and be brave
and in my heart you’ll always stay forever young
forever young.
May good fortune be with you
may your guiding light be strong.
build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond.
And may you never love in vain
and in my heart you will remain
forever young
forever young
forever young
forever young
forever young
forever young.
And when you finally fly away
I’ll be hoping that I’ve served you well
for all the wisdom of a lifetime no one can ever tell.
But whatever road you choose
I’m right behind you
win or lose
forever young
forever young
forever young
forever young
forever young
forever young
for-forever young
forever young!

Love and Gratitude… Again and Always

Feeling down? Try gratitude.

Gratitude is the best antidote to sadness.

Whenever I am present, in the moment, I look around and find things to be grateful for. I see beauty, and give thanks. I think about the mystery of life, and smile.

Here’s the magic formula for having more of what you like: express gratitude. What you are grateful for sticks around, so make it a habit to give thanks for the things and the people you like. When you engage in the practice of giving thanks, you are training yourself to pause, notice and acknowledge what you like; you are actually training yourself to see the many blessings you already have in your life. If you keep paying attention and observing, you will, more and more, notice and acknowledge the things that you like. Through that practice, the things you like will become more evident, more visible to you. Soon, you will find yourself completely surrounded by the things and the individuals that you like. It comes with practicing gratitude. You will then realize that the good things have always been there, and it was you who may have chosen to focus your attention on what was not so good.  So, make it a habit to practice gratitude. Pay attention and notice the beauty that surrounds you, and give thanks. Pause and count your blessings.

Express gratitude constantly and you will have more of what you like in your life.


There is a lot of love in this world and I am grateful for it. Think about it… only with loving care can the defenseless and vulnerable newborns survive. Whoever is alive – whoever has ever lived — has been a recipient of love. I was surrounded by love, and I, too, surrounded my little ones with love. I continue to receive love all the time, in abundance, and I make it my job to give love, all the time, in abundance.

Life is a time of giving and receiving love; sometimes we receive more than we give, and other times we give more than receive. Sometimes we are the ones actively taking care of others. Other times we are in the receiving end, accepting someone else’s loving care. There is neither beginning nor end in this flow of love. It is in giving that we receive, but it is also in receiving that we give.

If things follow the natural pattern, we come into this world, receive loving care when we are young, give it when we are adults, receive it again, in greater degree, when we get old, and then we leave.

Life is made of arrivals and departures, births and deaths. There are lots of things that we don’t know. Our final destination, for instance, is a mystery. But there is one thing that we know for sure: our stay here will be much more enjoyable with love. So, love and be loved. Love and allow yourself to be loved. Give and receive. And be grateful for everything.

Love and gratitude, again, and again, and again. Always.



Why am I here?

I am here to learn, share what I have learned, and give my contribution to the world.

I am here to live the best life I can live, having fun, being happy and grateful, spreading happiness, and hopefully being a source of inspiration to others.

I am here to fearlessly embrace this mysterious adventure we call life, and encourage others to do the same.

I am here to help others live the best lives they can live.

I am here to help others be happy, spread happiness, and give the best gifts they can give to the world.


I know that I have helped a lot of people during my life.

This understanding that I am here to help other people took hold of me. I want to help others be the best they can be. I want to help others find ways to express themselves fully. I want to help others give the best contributions they can give.

I know that, within my power, I helped a lot of people, but none more than my two sons. I look back and I realize that all I have done since they were born was directly or indirectly oriented to nurture and support them.

As I look back at my life, I clearly see that they are my best contribution to the world. They make the world a better place simply by being who they are. They are kind and generous human beings, and they touch, in a positive manner, all they come in contact with.

This allows me to experience a sense of accomplishment.

I feel fortunate, blessed and grateful.

I know that, in a powerful way, I have already accomplished my goal of leaving the world better than I found it.

If every father could say the same I believe we would be living in Heaven, right here on Earth.

Perfect… Just The Right Time

I read that the Universe is 13.7 billion years old.

Time is relative, isn’t it? Isn’t our perception of time dependent on the situation? If we are involved in something pleasant — if we find ourselves “in the flow” — time flies. On the other hand, if not, time moves slow. An hour in an enjoyable situation feels like a minute, and a minute in an unpleasant situation feels like an hour, right?

We treat time as a fixed resource. We all came to agree that there are only so many hours in a day, and only so many days in a year, but what if we saw it differently? What if we assumed that we can create time? What if we said to ourselves, “I am time. I am the source from where time comes from. I am the one who creates it, and I can make as much of it as I want. I can generate all the time I need, so I am never pressed for time.” How does this statement make you feel?


I think about time and the human life. Life is a mystery, an adventure. We don’t know why we came, or how long we are going to stay. We come, stay for a short while, and then we leave. Some stays are shorter than others. I remember friends who left early, maybe too early; they didn’t stay for too long.

“Why are some stays shorter than others? Where do we go when we leave, if anywhere? Why are we here? What for?”

Big questions… no satisfactory answers.

Maybe we are here simply to go through this adventure, and help others go through theirs. Perhaps we are here to try to live out the reasons why we came, whatever they may be. Maybe we are here to find ways to give the contributions that we are supposed to give, and to support others on their journeys to reach their full potential, so they may be able to give the best contributions that they can give. Who knows, right?


13.7 billion years… 5 trillion days…

Enough… One day at a time.


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Give Love

Peace comes from within.

Once we discover peace and unity within our own selves, we feel interconnected, and we have no alternative but to love the Universe and everything and everyone in it.

Once we experience this love and connection, we do our best to protect everything and everyone. We do what we can to reduce pain and suffering in the world.


We can choose.

We can spread love or pain.

Those who have not received enough love and attention are the ones who most likely will spread pain, but those who have been loved and taken good care of are the ones who, in all likelihood, will spread love.

Do you want to make the world a better place?   Simple… Give love!

Give love all the time, to everyone you meet.