Master Key Experience

Living the Moment

April 3, 2016
by Mary Jantz

WEEK TWENTY SIX: Laughter is the Best

Laughter…Are you laughing enough? It’s hard isn’t it…to laugh. All any of us have to do is look at the world; the economy, politics, world unrest, violence….the list goes on and on.  Yet the best stress reliever and the best coping mechanism… laughter… is free!

Og Mandino started me on my joy ride. He starts out Chapter 14 in The Greatest Salesman in the World by stating, “I will laugh at the world.” He goes on to say we must cultivate a habit of laughter. My sister did it best! She had a laugh that filled a room and soon had everyone joining her. It is contagious…laughter.  She laughed at the good and the bad. Her philosophy, “I might as well laugh!” Becoming angry or frustrated never helps anyone. Isn’t that true? It just makes a tough situation tougher. Children are great examples of laughter! They laugh, smile, giggle and play all day. Their lives are filled with energy. That just may be the answer for many of us lacking energy and walking around with our heads in a gray storm cloud. The answer…laughter and play. The two are often linked together.

How do I handle situations that bring me to tears and sadness? Remembering…”This too shall pass.” Nothing is forever in this life. Remembering those four words brings a smile to my face, and the ability to walk on  through.

I have a habit of reminding myself the importance of laughing. My daily reminders start early in the morning with these written reminders:

  • “Only with laughter and happiness can I truly becomes a success.” ~ Og Mandino
  • ” A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” ~ Proverbs 17:22
  • Cultivate a sense of humor. Look for the funny side of everything. It is always there, and will help you to meet any situation. Laugh at yourself at least once before ten o’ clock every morning.”  ~ Emmet Fox
  • “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” ~ Proverbs 31:25
  • “This too shall pass!”

Start your own list of reminders. It’s the best way to start you morning. Researchers have discovered that just pretending to laugh is contagious, it tricks the brain and spreads to those around us.

Admit it…you smiled, some of you even laughed. Just so you know, I am not advertising for Coke, but isn’t it a great lesson in laughter and the change it makes in our lives. Here is also that  reminder that things don’t always turn out as we wish, please enjoy Cookie Monster. He is learning, “This too shall pass.”

Don’t waste time. Live the moment. Look for His gifts. Give thanks…and smile. Discover the road to happiness at the next Masterkey Mastermind Alliance. It all starts September 2016. It all starts with you.


March 25, 2016
by Mary Jantz


I am becoming. How do we become? Become a being instead of a doing?  It all started for me with a small voice, in a sit.” Take pictures, live the moment, share My gifts, give thanks.” That was the beginning of discovering myself and  my DMP, my major purpose.” How did you know, how will I know?” It’s the question everyone asks; “Why am I here and what is my purpose?”  I have discovered it takes time, to listen for the voice. It takes training to think for yourself, and not let others think for you. “Where does it start?” The perfect place for me was the Master Key Mastermind Alliance, a 26 live online course…for 26 weeks. Yes, 26 weeks of making myself a priority… of knowing my spirit. the one that lives in this shipping container called Mary Jantz.

Are you worth it? Are you frustrated enough with life that you will do anything to make a change in your life? Are you on a personal growth journey and are you curious…and want to know…”You?” If this describes you, there are lessons to be learned and new discoveries in this last frontier, the frontier of you… your spirit. There are answers to the questions, and you can start this journey. It’s an adventure, and it all starts over again in September 2016.  Join me, I’m going again. But here is my warning, it is not for the faint of heart, or those who give up easily. You will need to trust, in the unknown. You will question what you know, and you will discover…yourself.

What have I learned? Living a life of gratitude brings joy, and changes my perception of my life. When things get tough, I am on a scavenger hunt, hunting for gifts. They are everywhere! I have just taken the miracles for granted and I need to refocus.  A life of gratitude tempers my thoughts. I am able to accept life, take responsibility, live a life of love, and give up defensiveness.

How will all of this happen..this wild dream of taking pictures of His gifts, living the moment, sharing, and wrapping it all up with gratitude? That is the adventure, I don’t know the ending! I just know that I took the first step…out in faith. She is here, my new gift…to myself, and the start of something new! It’s right… it’s now…it’s the moment. Follow me on my adventure, there is more to this story… my story; and there is more to yours. Discover it! Step out of the known…the rut, and into this adventure called life! Trust and breathe…it can happen for you.


Don’t waste time. Live the moment. Look for His gifts. Give thanks. It is the only way to live.

March 17, 2016
by Mary Jantz


Yes! Are you getting it? Are you surviving or thriving? Have you learned to control your emotions… control your mind? It has been one of my greatest challenges. To keep my mind on the positive, the goal. Then I am reminded who I am. The girl who believes in living the moment. Looking for His gifts. Giving thanks. I believe we were created to do just that! When I get hung up on my emotions; when I start to worry, when I fall into a pit of fear…it is because I forgot. I forgot that I was created for the here and now.  Created by the most powerful, creative, loving  force in the universe.When I live in the here and now, I am the master of my emotions.

When I am in the moment, I can say YES! I can live the adventure called life, I can be daring.  Time stands still there…in that moment. I can look around and see the gifts, they are everywhere. My eyes are open to see. I live a life of gratitude. Maybe that is the Kingdom within, the Kingdom without. It was created for us…this moment. We are created to enjoy and live a life of gratitude… in this moment.

Become like a child. They are totally captured by the moment. Hang out with them. They will teach through example. Give up on surviving, start to thrive! Say yes to adventure…live. It is a gift.

March 11, 2016
by Mary Jantz


“I am starving!” Have you ever heard that? Have you ever said it? This past week I found out I was starving, and I didn’t know it.

Last Sunday, March 6, at 8:45 AM, started my day of silence. It lasted until 4:30 AM Monday. Nothing happened. Well almost nothing happened. No cell phone, no texting, no computer, no TV, no conversations, and no contact with other people. It was just me, my dog, cat and thoughts… it was silent. That is except for all the chatter running through my head. When the noise settled and I could think…I learned about Subby.

I was starving Subby by not being consistent with her diet, and I hadn’t noticed. Later in the week I did my homework, catching up on Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. I needed to know beyond a shadow of a doubt, what my steps would be to take care of her. I learned about the seven major positive emotions: desire, faith, love, sex, enthusiasm, romance and hope. The counter seven major negative emotions: fear, jealousy, hatred, revenge, greed, superstition, and anger. But most important I learned the plan to feed Subby. “Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time! One or the other must be dominate.” I need to form the habit of using positive emotions! I started making out more 3×5 cards! My biggest negative emotion…fear. My biggest positive emotion… faith. I am using my faith cards by reading them out loud with enthusiasm. I am reading them in the morning and at night. I recite them when I can’t sleep at night. When I am bombarded with negativity, I remind myself that there is no room for negativity in my life, and I am back on the war path to defeat these emotions, by replacing them with positive ones. Napoleon Hill says that eventually the positive emotions will take hold and there will no longer be room for the negative emotions. I am counting on it!

Are you getting the results you desire with you definite major purpose? If not, you might check your diet. You just may be starving and hadn’t noticed.


March 4, 2016
by Mary Jantz


Emotions…”Today I will be master of  my emotions.” ~ Og Mandion. Emotions are not easy. Last week my community experienced a mass shooting in one of our major industries. I was in shock, along with a whole town.  We are 3700 strong.  Strong in faith and resilience. We have been told the trauma many are feeling is the equivalent of September 11, 2001. Our eyes were mesmerized as we watched live coverage from the scene of the incident. We watched as many were caring for victims, caring for first responders,  caring for media, caring for everyone else but themselves.

I have felt profound sadness for my community, a community that has lost her innocence.  Someone commented, ” Many of us don’t even lock our doors. Why would anyone want to shoot us?” There are hard questions without easy answers. Emotions have been as varied as the colors in the rainbow. Many grieve and feel numb. Others are determined to live life without fear as they reclaim their lives.

Where do you go when your soul feels vacant? My soul felt vacant. I started looking for kindness, laughter and the lite side of life.

I started looking for places where my soul could fly again. I needed to have my imagination tickled with possibility.  Imagine with me.

It has been a challenge. A challenge to feel again, to experience emotion, emotion other than tears, and sadness for a town lost to her past.  Each of us will find our own path to recovery at our own pace. We are Hesston, we are strong,  and we will be different…and better. I have found my equilibrium and  my strength. I found the power within.  The power that circles me with love and allows my spirit to soar… and I laughed.

“She is clothed with dignity and strength and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25

She is the kind of person I hope to be. The kind of person who makes a town stronger.