Monday, August 29, 2011


Starting today I'm going to try something new with this site (  Instead of leaving long posts irregularly, I'm going to leave short, uplifting, daily messages.    They'll be posted on my Facebook page, Google+ page, Twitter (pending) and of course, send out to subscribers of e-mails from


Love is better than Anger. Hope is better than Fear. Optimism is better than Despair. So let us be Loving, Hopeful and Optomistic and we'll change the world.

- Jack Layton - Former Leader of the NDP and Leader of the official opposition party in Canada.

How did Jack Layton go from little known leader of Canada's forth largest political party to being so near and dear to Canadians hearts in seemingly just a few shorts months?  Jack followed his dream.  He dared to follow a vision that very few, even within the NDP, ever thought possible. 

"Some people see things as they are and ask 'Why?'  I see things that never were and ask, 'Why not?'
- George Bernard Shaw

Jack understood that the world is a canvas, and we are the painters.  Do not seek to follow others but instead, dare to paint your world from your own heart.  Hold the vision of your perfect world in your mind always and follow only that. 

Yes, some will call you 'silly', 'unrealistic' and a 'dreamer'.  Jack Layton heard those titles many times before he changed the shape of Canadian politics in a way only he ever dreamed possible.