My Lil' Miracle Man

Whatever you are doing at this very moment, whether your eyes are anxiously scouring over these words, or your fingers are fiddling with a piece of paper, if you allow yourself to fall slowly into each passing breath you can actually feel the presence that reminds you that you are here.

"The rest of my life is going to last as long as I can hold my breath"

Each day we find ourselves struggling for purpose, paying the bills, fighting with family members, laughing with friends and yet how often do we actually feel that we exist?

Yesterday I found myself watching an 8 pound newborn take his first breaths and for a brief moment, it was as if nothing else in the world mattered but his presence. We had only just met and I could already feel the love I had for him fighting back tears of joy and appreciation for his mere existence. I immediately wanted to protect him from all of life's inevitable pain, capture all of his innocence, lock it away in a safe and throw away the key.

How could I possibly love someone so much? Especially since this person has yet to know I (or even he) even exists yet! I guess this is what life is all about...

These miraculous moments where we care more about each other then we do for ourselves. Where we can actually feel a love so powerful that its pain can bring you to your knees and yet its beauty can take you to a place in yourself that not even you knew existed.

Here's to my family's newborn Miracle Man and all of the other miracles we keep breathing for every day...

And they said it was impossible!!!

What started out as ideas scribbled on napkins and torn up notebook pages has somehow managed to become the root of my being.... A few years ago I would have never imagined I would be where I am now and after last weeks assembly and our amazing workshops today, I am more confident then ever in the future of TRU.

I want to thank all of the incredible students I have met in the past week for sharing your powerful stories and reminding me and my TRU Crew why we do what we do!

Stay TRU and always remember YOUR possible!

Dream Walkers

When your dreaming with your eyes wide open it is near impossible to find time to rest. With your heart on your sleeve you wipe away tears of frustration and fatigue as they fight their way down your face. You know there is no real place to put those moments of weakness that tempt you back into complacent sleep, so you just tuck them away for another day.

As the hours fade into the night, the only thing keeping you awake is that pen and your dreams. Its ink will leave trails of a fortune to follow and you'll lose yourself within its pages. And soon you'll find yourself in a sea of dissembled words and forgotten phrases that leave you standing alone on the last page. But you can’t trace back your steps, dream walkers never can.

So you’ll open your eyes once again and dream while your wide-awake.

You’ll dream of a new beginning, or even a better end. You’ll dream you knew where you were going or better yet where you’ve been. You’ll dream of the day you weren’t standing alone, or even more, you’ll dream of a path that could lead you back home…

Just make sure you dream with your eyes wide open and that this dream is all your own.