Dreaming Castles in the Air, Motivational Pep Talk!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 18 2012 | Comments (0)

Sunday afternoon, trying to motivate myself for the upcoming week. I like to use Sunday as a way to reflect on the week before, and make a nice plan for the upcoming week. I like motivational and moral poems, and love to share (http://mikesblog.com/tag/moral-lessons via this blog tag. The most popular blog post here has […]


Pair Of Old Shoes – Motivational Poem

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 18 2011 | Comments (1)

I’m still on email forwarding lists (ie Attila!) but every once in a while I get a great one (every 10 – 20 hehe). This one has caught my interest, a poem about a rich student who wants to play a joke on a poor farmer….only to realize the real meaning of life and giving. […]


Return of the Geeks, Have Their Fun Later in Life

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 30 2011 | Comments (0)

I consider myself always as semi geek, semi cool…..I played on both sides when in high school, and learned to be flexible and deal with many personalities. I am not afraid to make fun of myself, maybe its a sign I’m getting old! I also blogged about how us “social media” online people are a […]


Motivational Poems from my Dad

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 13 2011 | Comments (0)

My dad is one of my top blog readers, I am in a way glad he reads it, but at the same time I cannot spend more time talking to him and with him in person…being over here in Asia has been great, but there are some irreplaceable memories I am missing out back home […]


Hong Kong Fashion Night, Feeling of Not Belonging

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 11 2011 | Comments (1)

Yesterday was another action packed day, leaving Hong Kong approx 7am to head into Dongguan, China. The day was a typical day in my “new life”, working with the Chinese staff in the dongguan Fiveislands ecommerce warehouse, checking over websites, inventory, products, interviewed some new job applicants. On the way back to Hong Kong in […]


5 Regrets When People Are About to Die

Posted by Michael Michelini | Dec 08 2010 | Comments (14)

Read this poem on facebook today from my friend Layheon Tan . Imagine….this amazing woman Bronnie Ware who wrote this…sharing her experiences with people who are about to die….listening to people on their deathbeds….imagine that…..imagine the perspective on life ….how your outlook on life must change….seeing people discuss the things they wish they had done […]


Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear

Posted by Michael Michelini | Nov 24 2010 | Comments (14)

Its a great saying that my friend Anny chatted to me about on Skype this morning. She said she loves reading my blog and gets inspired….wow, I feel great! And I tweeted this and facebook status updated it, and got a lot of retweets and likes….so seems worthy of its own blog post. Face your […]


Motivational Life Poem – I am Blind…Please Help

Posted by Michael Michelini | Nov 19 2010 | Comments (21)

Just received this forwarded email from my friend Attila, and instead of re-forwarding these emails, I blog about them. This one really did move me….and it makes all of us really think about what life priorities are all about. Here goes, then I’ll blab a bit afterwards: A blind boy sat on the steps of […]


Daddy Can I Borrow 75 Pesos – Poem About Life

Posted by Michael Michelini | Oct 17 2010 | Comments (25)

Relaxing (finally) this weekend and reading my facebook feed, seeing Maritess’s share, I saw this great poem passed around in the Filipino “circle of friends”, and while it is talking in Peso currency, that really isn’t the point. Its an AWESOME poem you have to read, and great for a Sunday afternoon inspiration. Daddy, Can […]


Your Youth Never Dies – Poem

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 08 2010 | Comments (11)

This is a great poem passed down to me. Why does being a grown up adult have to make you a “fuddy duddy” boring person? Hands on a window pane Watching some children laugh and play They’re running in circles With candy canes and French braids Inspired to question What makes us grown-ups anyway? Let’s […]


Poem about Poor People

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 27 2010 | Comments (17)

Hope this is an eye opener for some of us…..read it then I’ll put in my 2 cents….. One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights […]


3900 Saturday Mornings & 1,000 Marbles – Enjoy Every One

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 12 2010 | Comments (11)

I received this in an email from my Uncle Bill that I think is awesome to share here….its about maximizing the days we are alive on this earth….and since today is a Saturday as I post this, it is even more fitting. Read it below, and I’ll put my 2 cents afterwards: 3900 Saturdays The […]


Don’t Quit – Poem from Adi

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 26 2010 | Comments (6)

I love it when my friends tell me they enjoy reading the blog. I just like to tell my life story online, and it helps me get down on paper the ideas and feeling in my head, it also allows others to get inspired, or a LAUGH, then that is amazing to me. My friend […]


How Do You Live Your Dash?

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 21 2010 | Comments (18)

my father just emailed me a scanned copy of this, and it really makes you think….want to share it and reflect a bit. I’ll type it out if you have trouble reading it: Subject: How Do You Live Your Dash? I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend. […]


Story of 2 Fishermen – Life Lesson?

Posted by Michael Michelini | Oct 04 2009 | Comments (42)

With all the things I’ve been getting involved with, I think back to an interesting story…I think it was good, reliable, relaxed friend Scott Katin. Well, before I start reflecting on it, let me do my best to re-write it here. ============================= Story of 2 Fishermen 2 fishermen are sitting in on a quiet beach, […]


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