Win a Small Victory for Your Soul.

Via David Romanelli
on Jun 24, 2012
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This is the third of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time.

#3 of 108: Everyday, Win a Small Victory For Your Soul!

This morning I got in the taxi to go to the airport.

I noticed on the taxi driver’s dashboard a framed picture of the Dalai Lama and a statue of the Buddha (see pic).

The taxi driver seemed like the happiest guy, not something you normally see in a New York City taxi driver.

Meanwhile, I was in the backseat, busy on my cell phone speaking to the airlines.

Did I want to be on the phone with the airline agent or chatting it up with the jolly Dalai Lama-lovin’ cab driver?

We are faced with these moments everyday: The Smartphone vs The Moment.

And most times, The Smartphone wins out because it’s more addictive, more convenient and, in many cases, more important, being that we have to get our work done.

But once a day—just once a day—win a small victory for your soul and live in the moment!

This morning, I hung up the cell phone and learned a valuable lesson from the Buddhist taxi driver. It was my meanignful connection of the day (1:1:1). To read what I learned from the taxi driver and to learn more about 1:1:1, visit here.

Let’s go Momenteering!

To find out how you can be a Momenteer and spread the word to Live in the Moment… email David and write Momenteer! in the subject line.

Editor: Lynn Hasselberger

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About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


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