Why the Book/Blog?


Giving a high five is a universal and well understood symbol of congratulations and celebration. There is no language barrier or cultural interpretation that gets in the way. It just feels good to all those involved. I’m sure that most people have given or seen given multiple high fives. What is less certain is whether people ever give themselves a high five. When was the last time you actually said to yourself that you did a nice job at something? Are we so self-critical that we do not notice the incredible things that surround us every day?

Is a high five to be reserved for only those making amazing plays in sports or is watching your kid catch his or her first fish or getting to hug grandma or finding a nugget of wisdom in your life’s experiences also deserving of a high five?

A high five is normally a two person exchange. Combine the words “high five” into one word – HighFive – and let that represent a high five given by you to you. HighFive Your Life is a message for all to look for the good in your life.

“HighFive Your Life”…the book and now the blog, is not an exhaustive attempt to “teach” you about happiness or to reveal some previously unknown scientific research concerning happiness. Instead, I hope it provides a catalyst for a thought provoking and inspired search for peace and happiness, the possibilities of which are already woven into the fabric of your life.

In the book, I share some of my life’s stories and use them to share several concepts or principles that have helped me find peace and happiness in this life. In this blog, I will continue to share additional life stories and will invite you to comment on the principles that I have discovered but also ask you to share other principles that you may have discovered in the same story.

I hope that throughout this blog you can relate to these stories in a way that makes your own life’s stories begin to glitter with gold as you find the treasures in the principles of life that are there and that you own. I hope that you feel a desire to share some of your stories and the principles that you discovered in them.

This blog then will be a place where we discover and discuss life principles in stories from the mundane to the once in a life time experience. I want to see how creative you are. It should be a lot of fun.

As we go through the process, I hope we will accomplish the purpose of the book and this blog which is to let you know that your life is truly deserving of a high five.

HighFive Your Life

21 thoughts on “Why the Book/Blog?”

  1. Gary,
    You deserve a huge High Five for writing a book. I can’t wait to read it.
    All the best my friend.
    Paul W.

  2. Gary,
    Thank you for writing such a wonderful and inspiring book. I loved reading your life experiences and how you Hi Fived your challenges. I am keeping my copy but buying more to give away, everyone need’s to read this book, very uplifting and positive.
    Thank you,
    Carolyn Miller

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  9. I am really enjoying your book. Your books words of wisdom keeps following me around and popping up bits of wisdom when I seem to need them. The principles are unique and remarkable. The messages are timeless. The stories are interesting and funny!

    I would recommend your book and say it’s worth whatever it might costs because the wisdom in it seems to pay for itself. I would love to buy it for my mom as well.

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