Friday, May 23, 2008


“New” is supposed to be exciting, scary, tentative, and tried as much as possible. New is endless."

Jeff Johnson May 2008

This week we are sticking to show songs and classic tunes that ring in our heads, hearts, and spirits. Enjoy this BLOG.

"Open a new window, Open a new door, Travel a new highway, That's never been tried before; Before you find you're a dull fellow, Punching the same clock, Walking the same tight rope As everyone on the block. The fellow you ought to be is three dimensional, Soaking up life down to your toes, Whenever they say you're slightly unconventional, Just put your thumb up to your nose. And show 'em how to dance to a new rhythm." Mame, [1966] Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Ever get caught in a rut, a routine whereby there is not a break in sight? I have enjoyed this season thus far. I can open my windows at home and there is a nice breeze mixed with sunshine. It is a drastic change from the first quarter of this year when that same breeze did not balance out with the sun—it caused my rooms to be cold and miserable. I kept my windows shut waiting patiently for now. Our lives are just like this—we need change, refreshment, and something bright and fresh in our lives.

Finding ruts in our life is O.K.—Staying in them is when we need direction and change. Many times the ruts are formed because the way we travel seems like it will always fill our needs. When this road does not produce exciting results it is time for change. All to often we travel the old roads longer than we perceive we should—we just do not make the changes quick enough. Lets break out and try some new roads.

I really like the verse from Mame which says, “Soaking up life down to your toes.” Be the new you today, start the new path this hour, feel the freedom of letting go as the new experiences take hold of our—well toes. Build sunshine inside each day by breaking the mold—dance to a new beat because you are a FORWARD STEPPER.

I believe in you because YOU ARE WORTH IT,

PS I will be off Saturday. Please Read Sunday's BLOG: "Changing Directions."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep jeff, New challenges are amazing.... I am in awe of all I am learning. I am liking taking risks and for the first time in my life I am anticipating what life is giving me,,, I like new doors. Thanks agian for helping me realize that I am worth it.