Treasure Today

Treasure each moment today…treasure today

I can hear you say – Why?

Because you can!


Have you ever watched a movie and wanted it to continue.

You didn’t want it to end…

Some stories are like that, end too quickly,

You seem to only get part of the story.


Yet, It is so easy to race through today.

Without taking a moment to contemplate…

What is and what are and who is

The important things in life.

You see,


I just found out a friend died today…

He had a fit alone and couldn’t breath.

He was 27 years young…

Studying to follow his dream.

Tragedy, can happen anytime, any place.

Yet it too can give us a moment

to pause

and to


and to


the important things in life…

Perhaps even to prioritize…

what is important…


Is it the dollar bills you have?

Is it the accumulation of items you have?

Is it the people who have enriched your life?

What is it for you…



Stop and

Take a moment…

To consider…

How are you today?

No, How are you really?

With no masks,

With no makeup,

With no one or nothing…

between you and your mirror…


Are you able to breathe?

Take a slow deep breath now,


because you can…


Feel the oxygen fill your lungs,

It’s been so long since you have done that, hasn’t it.

Did you notice how it almost burns in your chest.

to take a deep, deep breathe,

It’s ok,

Go on take another breath,

they are free today!

This time, when you breathe,

I want you to do something for me.

Think of 1 thing you are grateful for today…

Remember treasure each moment…

Because you can…

too soon…

you may not have the option,

too soon…

in a flash of a moment…

everything may change…

treasure today…

treasure this moment

treasure now…

treasure your life…

treasure your life experiences

treasure your lifetime journey

treasure your joy

treasure your laughter

treasure your heartache

treasure your pain

treasure your experiences

because they make up life.

because days like today seem to somehow help make the other days a little brighter.

They are the – (dash) between the 2 dates on your funeral.

born.. – died…

what you put into your dash

is what makes a difference

only you can make that difference.

Doing what you were created to do,

Empowers you to live you dream,

Live the Life You Love!

Till Next Time!

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Change Your Story – Change Your Life

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Who’s Living The Life?

Around Dinner…dining table

You are sitting with casual friends at dinner…

The conversation gets a little dull and one of your friends asks…

So “Who’s Living The Life?”

The dining table goes deathly quiet.

Not one person responds or answers the question.


You look around and everyone seems to have been sent into another universe.

Everyone seems to be unable to move, unable to speak, unable to respond…

Like they were hit by a Stop-Motion-Guns…and became Robots!

or is it they were transported into contemplation mode?

Where in that moment, everyone, considered the question…

Does 1 + 1 = 2

Does my past + my current life = “the life?”

It was an awesome question.

Even gets you thinking about it late into the night, when no one else is around.

Who often takes time to even ask this question and let alone consider it…

Yes you know you are in the presence of awesome friends,

When they get you thinking about the important things in life…

Let’s take a few moments now to contemplate this question…

So are you “Living The Life?”

To begin to answer this question…

There are a few things you need to consider…

We are often given this picture of “Living The Life” at a much younger age.

Or maybe this picture has changed from when you first thought about it to now.

When you were younger,

you may have thought of “Living The Life” as not going to school anymore!

Now you are older, you may think about “Living The Life” as not working anymore, being retired!

Or is “Living The Life” about being somewhere different, then where you are now?living life

Somewhere else?

Anywhere else?

Just not here?!

Wait a minute…

What if…

“Living The Life” was really about “Living the Real You”

Not living the lie,

“Living Your Truth”

Not being fake,


“Living Your Genuine Life”

Following your dreams,

“Living Your Original Work Of Art”

Not living someone else’s wishes!

Not living someone else’s schedule!

Not living someone else’s calendar!

Ok! So if you take a step back…

How does that really look like to you?

Take a moment now to consider…

What that looks like?

What that feels like?

What experiences you want to experience…

Understanding your current story…

Helps you begin to create your real story!

Love Life!

Till Next Time!

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Change Your Story – Change Your Life

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Empty box

How long do I have to feel this way?Empty Box

I feel like I live in a box… and it’s empty,
I’m always trying to fill it with something,
I’m trying to make it important,
I’m always trying to make it feel special… yet…

I wake up on a box,
I exercise in front of a box,
I get ready to go to work,
I create lunch in a lunch box.

I travel to work in a box
I work all day in a box,
I am watching a box all day at work,
I am talking or txting to clients or friends on a mini box

I come home in a box
I get a box dinner out of the frozen box
I watch a box when i get home.
I go to sleep on a box…boxes everywhere

And this is life?

This is living?

Do you ever wonder…when am I going to experience real living, loving and learning!

Life is a Daring Adventure!
It’s Your opportunity to make a difference,
It’s Your opportunity to touch hearts,
It’s Your opportunity to create your Life is  a Daring Adventure!

What you would do today if you knew you couldn’t fail?
What would you do? If there was no one from the past whispering in your ear?
What would you really want to do, if there was nothing holding you back?
What would you really do? If you couldn’t use any excuses?

Living your Life Is A Daring Adventure is about living your dream.Jetboat
It’s about doing what you know you should have always done.
Committing to what may seem impossible until…
Until when? Until… It’s done!

So you don’t have to live in a box anymore…

Till next time

Create a great day

Annie Born
Change Your Story – Change Your Life
Life Is A Daring Adventure



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