The Way: You don’t choose a life Dad, you live one…

Todd Lohenry:

Last year about this time, my blogging buddy David Kanigan posted this. I watched the movie and like most of David’s recommendations, it was well worth it. Now another blogging buddy Melanie is actually walking the Camino de Santiago and live-blogging the adventure via and her smartphone. She’s currently on day 6 so you can catch up easily at

What a cool world this internet world is!!!

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I recommend “The Way” for anyone looking for a light, funny, feel-good movie on a rainy Sunday. Basic no-surprise plot. Good casting buckled with very good soundtrack, humor, captivating vistas and mouth watering food scenes. And the lead character (Martin Sheen) is, like me, an acknowledged “Believer of Convenience” (Easter, Christmas) so the flick resonated with me.  The 2-minute trailer captures the plot nicely.

Quick recap and highlights:

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The voyage into the interior is all that matters

Todd Lohenry:

Pretty deep stuff from Mr. Kanigan…

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“We’ve all led raucous lives,
some of them inside, some of them out.
But only the poem you leave behind is what’s important.
Everyone knows this.
The voyage into the interior is all that matters,
Whatever your ride.
Sometimes I can’t sit still for all the asininities I read.
Give me the hummingbird, who has to eat sixty times
His own weight a day just to stay alive.
Now that’s a life on the edge.”

― Charles Wright

Charles Wright, born 1935, is often ranked as one of the best American poets of his generation. Born in 1935 in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, Wright attended Davidson College and he served four years in the U.S. Army, and it was while stationed in Italy that Wright began to read and write poetry. His many collections of poetry and numerous awards—including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin International Poetry Prize, and a Ruth Lilly…

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Todd Lohenry:

Thanks for curating this great story, @davidkanigan…

Originally posted on Live & Learn:

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A goose bump story from Deadspin.  Anthony Robles was born poor and one-legged in Mesa, Arizona. Anthony never met his biological father.  He longed for acceptance from his stepfather who wouldn’t forgive him for the color of his skin.  He criticized his step-son mercilessly and physically abused his Mother in his presence.  Anthony was bullied at school and he chose wrestling to toughen up. He lost every match at first. Then he found the key… Opponents were baffled. Four years later he was a national champion. And now he planned to quit a sport just as he had come to dominate.

Whether you love, hate or are indifferent about sports or wrestling, this is one of the most powerful human interest stories that I’ve read. Some excerpts:

“The day Robles entered the world, doctors whisked him from the delivery room, to spare his mother, 16 years old and single…

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The best of wholeheartedness for the week ending 3/9/2013

  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” -Mark Twain, legendary author.
  2. “When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy.”   - Hafiz
  3. “Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.” -Stephen R. Covey, best-selling author and speaker.
  4. “Any time I am in resentment, I am not taking care of myself. I am blaming someone else for something I need to do.” “The higher the expectations, the lower the serenity. I try to keep my boundaries high, my expectations low, and my heart open.” -Anon
  5. “When you take charge of your life, there is no longer a need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.” - Geoffrey F. Abert
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  8. ““When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy.”   - Hafiz” undefined
  9. ““All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say thanks to them all.”  ...” undefined
  10. ““Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition –...” undefined
  11. ““The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex...” undefined
  12. @toddlohenry Thx for all the great tweets this a.m. Clipping them all with Evernote to read later!
  13. @SocialBro Hey guys! I have a @bufferapp customer here, @toddlohenry, and we have some questions. Is there an email addy we can contact? :)
  14. @jenpastiloff Something tells me I would have heard from you if I curated your content incorrectly. :-D
  15. @livegrey Love your site and what you're doing and I'd like to do everything I can to promote your thinking...
  16. @toddlohenry Hi there Todd. Thanks for sharing our philosophy on your blog!
  17. @farhanadhalla Thanks for writing such good stuff. Hope all's well...
  18. @barbmarkway Thanks for calling my attention to the event in the first place; Kristen Neff was AWESOME!!! I won't take notes now... :-D
  19. Remember in Step Nine we were told to make direct amends wherever possible, but this generous principle should extend further. We...
  20. @toddlohenry I think it's 100% diff. Reblog the heck out of me or quote me but give credit where credit is due. Respect, right? Thoughts?
  21. @toddlohenry reblogging credits the orig person. Knowingly Taking someone's ideas and calling them your own lacks ethics
  22. “Smile, It Will Make You Look Better” undefined
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  25. @JenPastiloff How does copycatting differ from 'reblogging' or curating content according to fair use guidelines in your mind? Or does it?
  26. RT @steven_oriordan: Be mindful of your self-talk, it is a conversation with the Universe! #Universe #Selftalk #Quote
  27. Everyone is doing their best from their current state of consciousness...
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