Every year Disney hosts an exciting  run that charges crazy amounts of money to run thru their park.  We reluctantly agreed to run  with Sophia and Jude for the Star Wars 5K.  I have to admit the serenity of Disneyland with no one in the park was enjoyable.  I would almost do it again.

Yes in the picture that is the moon in the sky as it was 5 am in the morning. I couldn’t help feeling a bit like a herd of cattle as we were corralled to commence the race, and I ask myself, “We paid for this?”.  Too early for my personal enjoyment.  Also the world of runners would agree that running on concrete and navigating thru people who have no intention of running, just posing for photo ops, can be a bit irritating.

Enticing as it may seem to run this race I couldn’t help to think of a much more important race so few choose,  the race for life.  It doesn’t require a hefty entry fee with limited access, just dedication and commitment.  The difference is we are running not with the masses but the opposite of so many.  Expect to be confused at times, as you feel alone. The truth is you are not.  But remember the goal is not a piece of metal, but a peace of mind medal which is of great value.

Post run I was happy to satisfy my hunger with a hearty breakfast.  Who doesn’t love a gluten free Mickey waffle?img_4357

Running I will do as long as my body will move, but running with the masses, I think I will save my running shoes for my race for life.





Sweet sounds of music echo upstairs as my siblings practice for their music lesson.  Each of their skills are amazing.  I see one day my siblings playing songs I have composed.  I start  to dream when I hear music.  Nothing else inspires me more than lyrics and music seeking emotional connection.  Each ear must dance  opening with enticement and anticipation of the next note. How is it we are able to experience such audible joy?

Just try to sit and listen to your favorite music and see how it makes you feel.  I hope you are moved to be grateful and joyful and alive.  If not, maybe you need to widen out in your music choices.

Music is vibrations that please our personal tastes.  Our taste often reflect what state we are in or what we desire to be in.  My mom loves happy songs that make her want to get up and dance.  I love it when she dances with me.  My sister, Sophia, is a natural dancer who presents you with a gift  in every move.  So what music moves you and why?  I personally love Mozart.  He is genius at combining notes in an unexpected quick way right to the ears and heart.  His combination of Fibonacci rhythms keep me intrigued the most.  Under different circumstances I would definitely compose music.  I feel that every great movie is enhanced by the musical score.  Even the trees dance to the sound of the wind.  I love to watch the hummingbirds flutter to the sound of their own wings.  Musical sounds are interesting as some create a sense of sorrow or fright, while others stretch your mind to a place in your past or inspire you to picture yourself in a dreamscape.  Only music can inspire your imagination to this level with a few notes played in perfect complimentary sequencing.  Everyone connects to music whether they play an instrument, sing, dance, or simply tap their feet to the beat.  What music best describes us as a person?  I will stick to Mozart as his music is a bit whimsical yet intense and precise, and in my opinion, genius.  Will music inspire you today?  It will if you listen with joy and appreciation for the gift of music in our lives. Whether animal or instrument, all is waiting for us as the conductor to start the orchestra!