“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.” ~Henry Beecher

Sunday, August 2, 2009


We are all unique and our differences go far beyond the color of our hair or eyes or skin. We each have particular food preferences, tastes in music, art, movies and books, special talents and/or hobbies and fashion preferences. These are just a few of the components of our lives that help to characterize us as individuals. Our tastes are often a reflection of how we see the World and are intimately linked to our past experiences. And everything we absorb through our senses shapes our impressions. This is why no two people who witness a particular event will have the same reaction to it and also why our perceptions are in a constant state of flux. Our unique characters are something that we each should be grateful for - that we should celebrate, nurture and develop. Instead of working so hard to “fit in” we should have the courage to “stand out from the crowd, let our creative juices flow and shine because when we present our special gifts to the World, we live authentically, through our spirits and we give others permission to do the same. In fact, the World would be a far richer place if we all lived our lives in this way.

I’ve posted a video interview of a friend of mine, Don Schwartz. He’s used his creative talents and innovation to make some very cool pieces of art and to produce an environment in his home that clearly defines his individuality. I hope you enjoy it. You can also see some of his art at

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