Author Archives: Anita Marsano

About Anita Marsano

Inspired by the adage, "if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day..." If you teach a teacher to fish, you can feed the World forever.

Week 18 – Master Key Experience – What a Week Observing Organization After a Week Observing Self-Control Did for Me

Last week’s Franklin makeover for me was Organization. I see it, I see it working and I can see where sometimes it isn’t set up quite right.  So I now recognize there are ways and there are better ways to organize.

I’ve probably been a category organizer which won’t effectively organize everything.  With an open mind, I have much to learn as I continue the Franklin Makeover, adding a new virtue each week, continuing to observe the virtues from previous weeks (for me self-control2, kindness and organization).  I observe new and old virtues and create organization where there is seemingly none. I maintain self-control and I perform and observe acts of kindness.

This weekly blog has been the closest thing to a journal I’ve ever maintained.  Now with the Daily 5, a new pattern in my life is emerging, a record of goodness.

The Daily 5 are:

1. Write down 3 things I’m grateful for in the last 24 hours, tomorrow can’t repeat today

2. Write 1-2 sentences about a good experience I had in the last 24 hours

3. Exercise, do some movement that oxygenates the body and stirs the fluids within it

4. Sit/meditate, if a particular thought is focused on during meditation, write it down

5. Kindness: a. Do a random act of kindness; b. observe a kindness, write them down

Having become a person who observes, records and participates in such goodness, there is no doubt the value of my living life. Only the question, “Will I really live it? Or will I say, “Yes, this new place is good, I’ll stay here or go a different way.” Letting yet another opportunity pass, letting another call to greatness go unheeded?”

No such drama, my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all. I’m open minded, what fruit is for me may not be fruit for you, but until everyone knows there’s fruit and plenty of it, I have a worthwhile cause. I have work to do.

The birds, the wind, the sea and all nature speaks with the music of praise for their creator. I speak with the same music. I greet this day with love in my heart.

I build my castle one brick at a time, for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. I persist, I succeed, I win.

The miracle which produced me extends to my deeds of today. I am nature’s greatest miracle.

I lift my arms in thanks for the priceless gift of a new day and I beat on my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise but are no longer with the living today. I live this day as if it is my last. And I ask you to stay.

Week 17 – Organization

I saw organization this week. What a blessed and peaceful virtue.. I had a mastermind. It was easy.  I want more easy.

On the Kindness journey, I offered to buy gas for a stranger again and found the person was in dire need of fuel.  In the process of moving he assumes his wallet is packed in one of the moving boxes and he had thoroughly searched his car for the change in his hand to buy a gallon of gas. He seemed truly stunned that I asked if I could buy his gas. I asked him to consider instead the paths each of us had taken to be at the same filling station at the same time when I was doing coursework that inspired me to make the offer to a stranger in the first place.

Positive word formations are around the next bend to be seen as I persist. If I do not find them there I will persist further until I see them again. I’m a little crusty and would rather be quiet. I realize I must shift my mental focus as well so If you’ll excuse me, I’ll go sit again.

Week 17HJ – See Saw and the Hero's Journey

I see limitations in all the words I write. Words no longer express the joy I feel. I’m blaming words for not flowing but words aren’t the only thing. I recognize the tension, I haven’t done all my homework. I still have to do… what.

I have been taking a class.  At least I’ve treated this Master Key Master Mind Alliance like a class, a study class.  If anything, it’s an exercise class,  mental calisthenics. My mind is a muscle. I’m ready to lift a little weight (please refrain from other thoughts and comments about my derriere).

My former thoughts and feelings about class, homework assignments, and a bit of competition have skewed  my perspective.

I apologize for the delay, I know that’s not necessary. I appreciate the patience of my future self.  With my press release firmly outlined, I saw how these exercises have been warm-ups, stretches and endurance training for the long haul. I not only walk new trails, I climb new heights.

When I began this course I wrote about a destination much like throwing a dart at a map. I did not see all the intricacies involved or the people involved. What I did see was satisfaction and I’ve continued to see and feel satisfaction as this course has progressed.

Now I can look back from the destination and at people who were friends and helpers, places that were restful havens, foods that were delicious and nutritious.

I have a different measure today of the progress this journey takes.

Week 16 – H2O

Week 16 – H2O

In the master key part 16 paragraph 37, Haanel talks about Harmony and Happiness being states of consciousness.  Being happy and in harmony, together with an Open Mind, I can acquire the mental attitude to bring about any desired result through awareness of my spiritual nature and my unity with the infinite source.

This realization attracts everything necessary for my life’s fulfillment. This is scientific, right or correct thinking. When I open myself and acquire this mental attitude it is comparatively easy to accept my desires are already accomplished. My attitude allows me to transcend time and know the future I desire is on the way. When we do this we shall have found the “Truth” and be “free” from every lack or limitation of any kind.

Master Key Experience: Week 16 What is a Hug? — Chit Chat with KAT

This week we are encouraged to pass out hugs. Have you ever noticed that hugs and smiles always go together? A hug is free and yet it gives two people back so much, It is a celebration in the moment, it changes your day for the better, It is brief, but impactful, It is a […]

Master Key Experience: Week 16 What is a Hug? — ChitChatwithKAT

Week 15 – I Still Imagine the Day, Write It Down and Let It Go

I’m happy to see that after such a long time, good habits remain in place and skills sharpened allow so much to be accomplished in a day. Obviously I may choose to leave the awards ceremony early this evening after I see Joachim and Trish (former students) present this year’s Fishes and Loaves Award for service with the greatest impact for 2042. They didn’t tell me who was receiving it. I still don’t keep secrets well. As always I look forward to journaling tomorrow.

Journal entry 23 April 2043 am

Slept well – 5 ½ hrs dreamt Angie/King’s Canyon

Thank you for the auspicious clematis blooms in the atrium.

Thank you for support from Jim and Angela and the Southern District Council addressing sanitation for the West Indies project.

Thank you for Trinity, may her heart be patient, her mind be open and her eyes be filled with wonder.

GS 2/MK 18/sit

Tai Chi

Smoothie blueberry/sunflower w/Shelagh (ask about daughter/grandchildren)

Call Tracey/Patrice/Claudia & Wolfgang

Kitchen detail

Interview Trinity/tour grounds/zipline?

Lunch with Trinity/Azure

Thank you cards to Hannah/Ruth/Benjamin

Review edits chapter 8

Rest/nap

Dinner/Verde/Joachim & Trish/Graduation/scholarships/awards