the edge of checking your shoeshine or your sunshine

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I was watching a TV show on the NFL network about the Green Bay Packers of the 1960’s when Vice Lombardi was the head coach.  The show is called A Football Life.

Jerry Kramer, who played the guard position was sharing how when he was being yelled at by Coach Lombardi for doing something incorrectly in practice or a game he would frequently be “checking his shoeshine.”

In other words, he had has head down and was looking at his feet because he was feeling bad that he was being yelled at.

I have a friend Kimo Mahikoa, from Kauai, Hawaii.

Kimo is a Master of the native Hawaiian healing art of Lomilomi, a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Body Worker, Director of Golden Wings Ministry, a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force and a professional airline pilot, a captain for a major U.S. airline.

Kimo told me one time during a class I was taking on Kauai that if you are feeling down for any reason, you will always start to feel better if you stand up, go outside, tilt your head back, look up in the sky, take a deep breath and just slowly exhale.

Try it.  It is simple, but it does work.  It instantly starts to change your mood.

Kimo knows a lot about healing and what happens in the sky.

Although Kimo never gave his method a name as far as I know, I am going to call it, “checking your sunshine.”

So what is your edge of checking your shoeshine or your sunshine?

Are you walking around with your head down checking your shoeshine?

Or are you walking around with your head up checking your sunshine?

It is an easy thing to change.

Out There on the Edge of Everything®…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

Co-author of the award-winning and best-selling book:  The Plastic Effect:  How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards.

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