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Blue Label

“That was a great movie”, my sister says. We are driving out of the parking lot and she see’s a champagne desert bar and playfully asks “you want to go?” I jokingly say, “no thanks, but I’ll go for some blue label.” As we take a turn, my head veers to the right and I see a big blue label outside the “Container Store” in Pasadena with the words “work smart” in it. I’m in awe, even though I was joking it became a sign for me to “work smart” in life and to not spend my precious moments of life being unaware even in the slightest bit of intoxication.  It made me further realize I want to be aware and present in each moment, doing that takes practice but can pay off when you look back 50 years from now knowing you savored each moment and didn’t let your life just fly by .  So I say, work smart then work hard too!

It’s funny how the mind can work if you look at the world through a positive lens, then you’ll read the right page which can take you and keep you on a happy, healthy path if you finish the book with that same lens.