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by Gabe Berman – the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

Archive for the month “June, 2013”

I Met A Messenger Today

I saw an old man flying a kite today. He’s in the picture below.

He was alone but didn’t look lonely. I felt compelled to approach him.

“Such a perfect day to fly a kite,” I said.

Without making eye contact, he smiled and answered, “Yes. It is perfect.”

Was he waiting for me? Waiting for me to enter the scene so he could deliver his lines at the perfect time. It was like we were in a movie or an old book. An old book with a dusty cover, of which he was the author.

He tugged on the kite string with his right hand and slowly stretched his left arm to the sky. “Nature is beautiful. It’s all connected.”

His Middle Eastern accent added intrigue to the words.

He took a deliberate deep breath, gazed up into the heavens and added, “It’s precise.”

And then, as if choreographed, we simultaneously turned towards each other. He proceeded to point a wrinkled finger at me and said, “And you are precise as well.”

“Your heart, lungs, kidneys. All working in harmony. It’s a miracle. Life is a miracle.”

We talked for an hour. Actually, he talked and I listened. Not a word was wasted. Every sentence felt like it had the complete consent of the universe.

“I am no better than you and you are no better than me. We are equal. You are my brother.”

“God didn’t give you this life just to live it. But to live it well and to be kind to others.”

We shook hands and he concluded with, “I love what we both have learned from each other today.”

I told him how grateful I was for our chat, although I knew he already knew.

“In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” —Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

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Fruit Flies And Jelly Beans

You won’t regret watching this short video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BOksW_NabEk

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A Lesson In Gratitude And Perspective From LeBron James

After receiving the MVP award for the 2013 NBA finals, he was asked, “LeBron, you are constantly faced with the din of noise from the outside scrutiny and pressure. How, when everybody is coming at you, do you keep your head and perform at the level you do?”

He answered, “Listen, for me I can’t worry about what everybody say about me. I’m LeBron James from Akron, Ohio, from the inner city. I’m not even supposed to be here. That’s enough. Every night I walk into the locker room, I see a number ‘6’ with James on the back, I’m blessed. So, what everybody say about me off the court, don’t matter. I ain’t got no worries.”

“In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

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Time Traveling

I’m sitting at a table covered by an umbrella in the courtyard of an outdoor shopping center.

There’s a flowing fountain surrounded by flowers and folks on vacation who can’t stop taking photos.

I’m armed with a venti iced coffee and there’s an old man at the adjacent table who traded reading his newspaper for people-watching.

This could easily be me in forty years.

I hope he had a good life so far.

I hope I have no regrets at the end of mine.

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