May 15, 2011

I’m devastated, I’m crushed, I’m so upset, my life is so hard, why me…. and on and on and on.  Many times I have said such things.  I have heard these phrases and versions of them tons of times from others.  And after last night I feel sick to my stomach at the massive amount of ungratefulness, irresponsibility and ingratitude of myself and actually in alot of humanity in general.

But there are some excpetions.  We hear about them all the time, the heros.  We don’t hear enough about them but we do hear about them.

Anuradha Koirala, Pilot Chesley Sullenberger, Firefighters from 911, all Firefighters if you ask me, there is a long list of inspirational heros, very long list.  And I am sorry we don’t hear more about them.

Maybe we don’t and there aren’t  hero stories all over the news instead of a person like Charlie Sheen because we are ashamed of ourselves.  Why do we put sick, sad, unfortunate people all over the news.   Lindsay Lohan, Britanny Spears, Kardasians, The Housewives what is wrong with us.  I think we put these people all over the media and they get paid millions of dollars because they make us look “not so bad” in comparison.  I don’t have any other rational explanation.

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Last night we say the movie “Soul Surfer” the true story of Kauai resident and Pro Surfer, Bethany Hamilton.

I give this movie my highest recommendation.  Must see, absolute must see.  You can also see why we moved here from Boston, just how georgous this island is.

This girl is amazing! AND she lives right in my back yard.  I can’t wait to bump into her, Chelsea my step-daughter already has at the store she works at Papayas.  I just want to tell her thanks.  Thanks for being so brave, strong and full of faith in herself and what she believes.

I was a little worried about seeing the movie because I didn’t want a “Jaws” syndrome.  Living in Kauai and being in the water is one of my great joys.  Now I feel so foolish for being such a baby about that.  I will never, never fear the water or what’s in it.  Will I be careful, always, but not fearful.

Today I have gratitude for the tiny amount of work I have done on myself so I can truly appreciate the amazing girl.  Not just tell myself, “Wow she’s such an inspiration” and then never do anything to honor is beautiful spirit.  I WILL BE BETTER BECAUSE I WAS EXPOSED TO THIS MIRACLE.  Now when adversity stikes I take the opportunity to be better, to do better, to be of more service, to see the greatness it what seems to be a bad thing.

The Master Key Mastermind Alliance has made such a huge impact on my life and I am grateful I did it.  Nothing compared to Bethany but it’s something.

Blessings and Believe


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  • No truer words were ever spoken Davene..We should be looking up to the Heros on this planet not to the low lives that are portrayed in the news and TV. This is a great post thank you for speaking up.

  • Hi Davene, I very rarely watch TV but will make a point to watch this movie. These are the kind of movies I like watching. Movies that inspire and uplift and they help me realize the everyday choices that will make a differance between failure and success. I too am so grateful for all I have learned in the masterkey mastermind alliance. Miracles are everywhere. Thank You, Sue

  • Hi Davene,

    Thank you for this important reminder about what we collectively should value and as opposed to what is put before us and called “entertainment.”

    Life is too short… it needs to count. Your post is a great reminder. Think I will see that movie, it sounds awesome.


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