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Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the monthly
newsletter designed to help you navigate
your way through the challenges of change into an
authentic and empowered life.
Whatever your faith or beliefs, I wish you a very happy
holiday season with much joy and happiness for the new
year. If you are ready to make profound changes in your
life leading to the success, balance and fulfillment you
desire, please contact me to book a free introductory
coaching session. It may be the best gift you can give
|Perceiving The Ordinary As Purposeful|
| ||Last Sunday Evening, I tuned in to the TV movie of Mitch
Albom's book, The Five People You Meet In Heaven. The
story focuses on Eddie, an old World War II veteran who
views his life work of fixing rides at an amusement park
to be uninspired and meaningless. After Eddie dies trying
to save a little girl in a ride mishap, he encounters five
people in the afterlife.|
Through these five people, Eddie learns that his life and
everything he did had a meaning and significance beyond
what he believed was only a mundane and
undistinguished existence. During his life, Eddie was
unaware of his greater purpose and chose to be bitter
about his circumstances. It is only after his death that
Eddie understands the truth and is able to free himself
from the pain he felt on earth.
I believe there is a greater lesson that we can learn from
this story. That is, we all have a purpose and that even
our difficulies and disappointments in life can serve to
illuminate this purpose. From this perspective, even the
mundane moments of our lives can be viewed with
meaning and we can choose to see our circumstances in
the most positive light.
|MixedBlessing Holiday Cards|
| ||An interesting coincidence and a timely holiday topic is
that my wife, Elise owns the greeting card company,
MixedBlessing which specializes in holiday cards that join
Christmas and Hanukkah in one unifying design. These
cards have been popular for years and are getting much
media exposure this holiday season.|
The day after Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet In
Heaven was aired on TV, Elise was interviewed by Mitch
on his radio show regarding MixedBlessing cards. A
I hope you enjoy the card image and stop by the
MixedBlessing web site to see all they offer.
Happy Holidays and look for more issues of Stepping Into
Transition in 2005.
Until next time -Phil
MixedBlessing Web Site
|This Month's Quote And Recommended Book|
| ||Quote For December|
"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my
chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were
great and noble."