Sharing sentiments yesterday over the loss we all felt hearing the news of the passing of Steve Jobs, I stumbled upon a YouTube video. Actually, I “like” YouTube so they sent it to me.

In hindsight, I’m sure I quietly had a prayer (thought) rumbling around in my head. Somebody heard it. Was it Jobs? Perhaps… because he sure came through… YouTube.

It’s been a while since I’ve been so affected by such common sense Words of Wisdom. Well, actually, I’m going to give myself a little credit here … I think Jobs’ message resonated with me because its point is an arrow I’ve always followed.

Listen to the outstanding words from an outstanding man and let them churn in the gristmill of your mind. Then “hear” them when they rise to the occasion of your thoughts. Don’t dissect the inspiration – simply let it in. Because this is what happens …

Somewhere during your daily endeavors your heart will cry out for direction as mine did very early this morning. In the stillness of the early dawn I heard Jobs’ question: “Do you like where you are right now?” With immediacy a response arrived. “No.”

“Where you are right now” could be physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, personal or professional … it’s a question hopefully we all have all day long about all the things in our lives.

I bolted upright at the sound of this quiet bugle call then heard “So what are you going to do?” (another question of inspiration I “heard” from the phenomenal gift-giving wisdom of Dr. Loretta Standley).

The concern was in my heart

The guidance was in Steve Jobs’ question

The choice was in Dr. Standley’s poignancy

The choice … all mine !

Ask and you shall receive … Listen and you shall hear … Follow and you shall arrive …

Doubt and you shall succumb …but to what ?

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