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Variety Friday (Fireflies)


I heard this song sung last night at my elementary school’s performance. Last night a memory was made

As a single male in my 30’s with no kids, society has made me very cautious to work with young children. But here I am anyways. I love kids of all ages. I made 6 new friends the first day I walked into the classroom. As the days pass it began happening, several students throughout the school begin to say hi to me looking for high fives and hugs. With my job taking me all over the school I cannot step too far out of my classroom without hearing “Hi Mr. Marc” from those little inspiring voices. It would be a big fat lie if I said I did not enjoy the attention. The most unique thing is I am not trying to win these kids over I am just being who I am.

These kids are my lightening bugs! They are lighting up my world. I get a thousand hugs and they certainly do teach me how to dance. I am slowing down planet Earth to notice more with these kids that may otherwise go unseen. I wonder if this is where my motivational mark is for speaking? To kids?

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From The Point Of View Of A Gazelle

“From the point of view of a gazelle, the reason why lions are fast is to make us gazelles faster. And the faster I get, the closer I get to my true gazelleness.”

Mira Kirshenbaum, from her book “Everything happens for a reason”

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I laughed when she used the made up word “gazelleness.” It is always nice to have a little humor to get your point across! We all have evolved from the environment we live in. Just as the gazelle out runs the lions, human learn to out run life’s challenges. I am not talking about running away from the challenges; I am taking about conquering them and moving past them. In order to understand who you are you need to find and except the reasons why behind all events in your life.

My May reading month has been going well I hope you have set some reading goals too. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Variety Friday (Michelangelo)

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“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
– michelangelo di lodovico buonarroti simoni

Aim high! You aim low you already know you are going to make it, but you won’t ever discover your true potential. Don’t just make your life simple, make it challenging and more interesting. Make goals in life that seem impossible. When you get closer to achieving your goals you realize how possible it really is. Aim high on your goals. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt that you can do it. If you can set your mind to victory you can achieve anything.

I always have goals in my life and when I achieve one I make another one. I had no idea I would be were I am in life right now, but I made goals, set my mind to it and in only a few years times I have a book worth of adventures about where life has taken me. It is time for me to reach higher. It is always time to reach higher and that is what I am doing everyday.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Read More In May

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I have been challenging myself with writing. I have been speaking out with a more positive lifestyle. Through my journey I have also been inspired to read more as well. It all connects. You read so that you are inspired to write, you speak what you wrote to inspire others and you network with others for more things to read.

This month for me is all about reading! I will set a goal to read at least 20 pages every night for the month of May! Does not sound like much, but that is good because it is my goal! I encourage you, if you are not an avid reader to set some goals to read more. If you read a lot already, set some goals to read even more. Reading is the start of your inspiration, it feeds your heart and mind with new knowledge and great ideas of your own.

With my no sugar, eat better, exercise more month, at an end, I would say it was a success and I lost 22lbs. The really great part is I got myself into better eating and exercising habits for my future as well. I suspect the weight to be coming off still but not as quickly, now I have some reading to do everyday!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Make or Mistake (Variety Friday)

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When we try new things, when we challenge ourselves to the limits, we make mistakes. If you go through life so worried about making a mistake you are only short changing your own potential. Let yourself do the things that are hard. Let yourself make the mistakes and fail. Instead of feeling bad about your mistakes learn from them, become stronger from them.

With are health we all make mistakes we all skip a work out, or eat the wrong thing. We all get injured or fail to meet our health goals on time. That does not meam to give up and stop, it means to get up, get better push and try harder. I have certainly made a few mistakes in my goals for this month but I bring myself right back on track for success and continue to see results!

Love your goals, love your health, love your life. Have a great weekend.

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Try (Variety Friday)

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This April Health month started with the idea to try a new challenge. A challenge to eat better, be more active and loss weight. 2 weeks in I can proudly say I am accomplishing these challenges. My move down here started with the idea to start a new career with something completely different. I accomplished that, by now working in an elementary school! I wanted to try and find work over the summer and boy did I ever accomplish that! I will be working on a cruise ship again but this time up in Alaska for the summer. If I never would have tried working on a cruise ship in the first place, I would have never accomplished working on the cruise ship a 2nd time. Its a once in a life time opportunity for me and now I get to do it again!

Great things can happen in your life all you have to do is TRY and you can ACCOMPLISH anything. Have a great weekend everyone.

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START (Variety Friday)

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A challenge is how a goal starts, the meaning comes when you achieve that goal. The health goals I made to challenge me. Don’t make goals that you will not be challenged by because they will not do anything for you that is meaningful. You want to eat better, make a goal that is tough for you because when you overcome the challenge you will see results. If you want to be more active with your body, set challenging goals to exercise more and your reward is building a routine from accomplishing your goals. That meaningfulness will come when your body starts trimming down and you start feeling better. I am positive you can find some meaningful challenging health goals in your life, all you have to do it START!

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Variety Friday (GRATEFUL: A Love Song to the World )

A song that everyone should hear! EVERYONE. Take 5 minutes out of your day, just 5 minutes out of your life and listen to this song. Soak it in. This life we have is amazing and I am grateful for it all. Are you?

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Day 20 of 31 Days of Gratitude. Check out my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UPwithmarc) participate, like my page and share it with your friends. Let the world know what you are grateful for.

Variety Friday (Mother Teresa)

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You have heard me time and again say I am on a quest to love everything in life. Excepting everything is the same thing. There is good in every bad situation but you have to be willing to look if you are to be able to see it. We all have problems in our life and its those problems that lead paths of gratitude to were you want to be in life. Be grateful for the good things, be grateful for the problems and be grateful for the journey.

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Variety Friday (Zig Ziglar)

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UPwithMarc, UPwithMARCH, Up With Gratitude! I have forgiven those in my past, I have unmeasurable amounts of hope for my future, I have great compassion for those that may have it more difficult in life to stay positive and I am grateful for everything I do have and will have to come in the future!

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