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the Infinite Monkey speaks: the next right step

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A new day means another chance. Another chance to take the next right step. If I’m being honest, I’ve lived too much of life focusing on the problems at hand, too scared or too full of self-pity to simply do the next right thing. Dreams aren’t realized in a day.

– Jeff R

A New Day

the Infinite Monkey speaks: on complaining

Random brilliance from across the blogosphere…


What I’ve learnt over the past few months, If you keep complaining about your problems they will keep increasing, When you start being thankful, Life starts looking great!

 –  Jiahali


“piece” of mind

Movie Quote Monday – Groundhog Day

This is one of my favorite movies, and I think a lot of other people feel the same way. If you haven’t seen it (first off, shame on you), it’s about a guy who is living the same day over and over and over. He goes through various stages of acceptance and rejection of his circumstances, and it’s funny and sweet and kinda sad and totally thought provoking.

Probably the scene that always sticks out the most to me is when Phil’s in the bowling alley talking to his new pals Gus and Ralph. This marks a kind of awakening moment for him and is the start of his manipulations of all this extra time he’s been given. At the bar, he asks the guys what they’d do if they were stuck in the same place, living the same day over and over again, and nothing you do matters. Ralph says, “That about sums it up for me,” and I’ll admit that sometimes I have that feeling myself.

But as I was watching the movie last week, this little bit of dialogue really struck me hard:

Phil:  Let me ask you guys a question.
Gus:  Shoot.
Phil:  What if there were no tomorrow?
Gus:  No tomorrow? That would mean there’d be no consequences, there would be no hangovers… We could do whatever we wanted!
Phil:  That’s true. We could do whatever we want.

I was asking myself what I would do with all of Phil’s time, whether I’d let it trickle away or whether I’d use it to expand myself. And it occurred to me how often I feel like there isn’t enough time left in my life to do whatever I want with it.

But that’s an excuse, I think. I could easily live 60 more years, and that is enough time. Even 50 years or 40 years or 30… That is enough time to make it worth my while to learn a new language or an instrument. Or go to that movie I wanted to see in the theater or take a class or start a whole new career. Or just to take a moment to chat or give someone a hand.

Even one more year is enough time to accomplish something. It’s enough time to do what I want.

So what would you do with all of Phil’s days?

What do you want to do with the rest of your own?

Two, Two years of blogging ah ah ah

Today marks my two year blog anniversary.

I was just telling somebody yesterday that blogging has changed my life.

It hasn’t changed who I am.

But it has changed what I think about who I am, and what I’m doing with who I am.


Blogging has changed what I think about who I can be.

I am living in the same house and driving the same car to the same job.

And yet my life is on a different trajectory than it was before.

The little circle that was my life two years ago is now the circumference of the world.

And the goals that I’ve set and the steps that I’ve taken to grow myself are a direct result of what has been happening in this space.

That’s a pretty cool thing.

So I want to take a moment and say thank you.

Thank you so much for being here with me, for visiting me and chatting with me, for encouraging and supporting me.

To those of you who blog, thank you for all you put out there for the world to see.

Thank you for sharing of yourselves.

I started the Infinite Monkey posts because what you say matters.

Because it makes us think, feel, laugh and understand.

That’s a truly great thing.