Bottoming Out


(I had a deep feeling that you just needed to know this)

Early in the morning, that time of the day when you can make a million selling real estate with “my system.” That magic moment in time and space when you can purchase a new vacuum cleaner that will lift up a 16lb. bowling ball for only five “easy” payments of $85.00 (plus shipping and handling).

When drop-dead gorgeous babes walk up to complete strangers and ask them if “they have ever tried to extend” a certain part of their male counterparts body and the drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend on his arm, smiles a big smile and life is once again very good.  Where you can make fourteen thousand a week, selling rep’oed real estate.

When you can travel to “The world’s twenty-five sexiest beaches” and there are no obese, ugly people, everyone is perfect, the sand is pink and the liquor which is free, flows freely.  The time of the day, when the television tells you “that you can feed a family of four, for a donation of only eleven dollars a month.”  Where is this place?  I want to move there.

Okay, okay, maybe I exaggerated a little bit.

She wasn’t really “drop-dead gorgeous” perhaps extremely attractive would be a better descriptive.  So late at night, survival of the fittest.  It is my profound opinion or belief, that a steady diet of this would turn your brain to oatmeal, it surely gets me down at times.  Which brings me to ask  “How do you deal with your depression?”  I will help you out on this.  I am not a thoroughly trained professional in this area of life, but I have spent a night at the Holiday Inn.

First thing, we need to re-set your daily mental start up file.

Your appointed mental milepost for the week is the Mariana Trench, which is the lowest place on the earth’s surface (or below the earths surface, depending on how you look at it).  Located underwater in the Pacific Ocean in the area of ocean over by the Philippines, it is almost seven miles down … further below sea level that Mt. Everest is above sea level.

We chose this natural feature for you to play with in your imagination because we are hoping it will inspire you to explore your extreme depths.

The coming days will be an excellent time to get better acquainted with the stuff that’s at the very bottom of your world.  This process or exercise will free you up to get back to the really important things in life such as, watching reruns of the “Wedding Crashers” or getting back into scrapbooking for fun and profit.

Here is the really good news … do this … and you won’t be bothered with the Swine Flu.

If none of this seems to be working, do not be dismayed, we have other viable alternatives.  Some Japanese companies give their employee’s “Heart Leave.”  Heart Leave for all of you who were blissfully unaware of this trivial fact three minutes ago, is three days of time off per year from the companies that they work for.

During those times they can recover from sad experiences or traumatic reversals.  We have something similar to it here in America it is called “bereavement leave” but someone has to die for them to let you off, we are not as compassionate in this country.

If it were up to me, every company in every country in the world would annually provide workers with the opposite kind of holiday.

Ten days of heart soaring leave.

This would be a time devoted to cultivating breakthroughs or celebrating great happiness.  If there were such a system in place already, I would bet all of us would use some form of heart soaring days in the coming weeks.

Like McDonald’s used to say … “You deserve a break today.”

Today, if you can, find a way to disconnect, if just for a little while.  Stop, pause, take time to consider something that brings you happiness and allow your heart to soar … If you don’t deserve it then who does?

Have a Great Weekend (or don’t, your choice) I will NOT see all of you on Monday.

I am heading towards Florida and I am going to try and find me some sunshine!


Everyone play nice, don’t kill each other, and I will see you when I get back.

See you guys in eight to ten days.