20 years in the blink of an eye!


This past weekend I stayed out on the beach
for my 20 year college (Ringling School of Art and Design)
reunion. WOW!!! It was awesome to see everyone!

None of us could believe how fast the time has gone!
The simple lesson there is, carpe diem –
The next 20 years is tomorrow!

Saturday was a beautiful day. I rented a Hobie Cat
and went sailing for a couple hours with my best friend,
who looked really hot in her polka dot bikini!

Sunday morning I was sitting on my balcony looking
out on the Gulf of Mexico watching the most amazing
dark, ominous clouds filled with thunder and lighting
approaching the beach!!!

You could see the big storm clouds moving in;
you could feel the breeze blowing harder and
feel the energy in the air.


It’s funny, everywhere I go this summer on my
tour (Seattle, Chicago, Santa Fe, etc.) everyone
tells me if you don’t like the weather wait 10 minutes,
it will change!

It’s funny because everyone that says it believes
that where they live is the only place that the
weather changes so fast!

How come we don’t apply this same attitude towards
our own reality?
If you don’t like your current reality,
don’t worry. You can change it in 10 minutes or 10
years, you get to decide!

Reality is not permanent, it appears permanent but
it’s not! It’s your thoughts that need changing
because that is what is creating your reality! This
is often overlooked. It sounds too simple to change
your thoughts! Instead we try to change the physical
conditions forgetting that it was thought that created
the physical conditions.

Sunday morning as this big storm rolled in it was hard
to believe that just yesterday it was a perfect day at
the beach! The storm hit with full force, the wind and
rain blasted the hotel, it was awesome! 10 minutes later
it was gone and the sun started to break through the

What are the big storms in your life right now?

The only thing you can do is accept and embrace
the big storms in your life and know that behind
them are blue skies and sunshine.

Same with negative emotions. Behind frustration,
anger, revenge, fear, etc. is joy, love and laughter!

The only way to change your weather is to change
your thoughts. The fun way to do this is by telling
yourself a NEW story of how things are beginning
to get better!

I am a big fan of creating a new story of your success
and happiness and start telling it to yourself right now
before you even see the sunshine and blue skies. See
my previous blog for how to tell a new story here.

No matter how fast your life is going right now, no
matter how many storms are happening right now!
You must start telling yourself a new story of how
things are starting to get better and how you are
finally beginning to stay more positive in the middle
of a big storm!!!

How you’re becoming more focused on your desires
and how your life is getting better and better and
how everything always works out for you!!!

If you want me to walk you through a
step-by-step process, sign up for my
1 day workshop, “Reclaiming Your Divinity”
or listen to my audio program AAFF.

Here’s this weeks inspirational poem that
goes with the artwork above:

Your life is going so super fast,
Embrace every day as if it was your last.

Give all the love you have today,
Tomorrow never comes anyway.

The more you give the more you will receive,
Open your heart and start to believe.

Because all your desires know your name,
Each one reminds you that life is a game.

When you play to love and give,
That is when you truly start to live!

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6 Responses to “20 years in the blink of an eye!”

  1. Lisa Nordaby Says:

    Hi Mike,
    I thought only in NH did people said, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 min.” Thanks for sharing, I needed that this morning. I’ve reached a 20 year mark in my marriage and will also be empty nested this coming fall as my youngest of 2 will be heading off to MECA- Maine College of Art!
    I will embrace the storm when it comes and write my new story.
    Thanks Andy,

  2. Barbel Says:

    Right on Andy, thanks for the reminder…..having fun in the hot sun creating my new “story”…….

  3. John Fitzgerald Vargas Says:

    What can I say…
    ….BEAUTIFUL post!!! Brilliant!!! (with a Guinness) post. Prudent post!!!
    Practical post!!! Simple Instructional post!!!


    Sexy post (“…who looked really hot in her polka dot bikini! …”) Bro, there is a natural law that states anyone who feels sexy MOST of the time is (becomes) healthier and happier, and sexier!
    Therefore, you are healthier and happier and sexier! …and I am sure she is also 😉

    Thank YOU, bro….
    John F Vargas
    PS: The pic posted above is God!!!
    PS2: Greeting to the rest of the family and team!

  4. Celeste Says:

    Had to post…I am standing on my favorite beach in the world…storm about to roll in…watching my son on the beach…pulled up your site and was floored that your post was about where I am! Love everything you said..as always!

  5. Alenka Says:

    Thank you for your art!
    I love it. I print them out from your weekly mails, get them laminated and my children have them posted on their walls all over the room. Thank you, thank you. Also love your poems that come along…
    Love, Alenka

  6. Bill Haas Says:

    Hey Andy,
    You have summed it all up quiet well! Being at your reunion I know first hand! I really enjoyed this post, and of course seeing you at the reunion, it is something I have been working on teaching my 13 year old daughter! Change with adversity in your life, how you confront life is how you will live your life!
    All my Best,

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