motivation

motivation

Motivation is a tricky thing. It comes in hot and fast, makes you feel like you can do anything but than it burns out and leaves you feeling like you can’t do anything at all. Motivation is certainly important but it needs to be complimented with discipline. ...
that time in between

that time in between

How truly magical is that time in-between Christmas and New Years. I have never noticed it as intensely before but it is a guiding star we need to follow.  Time somehow stands still. We know the year and the month and the season, but the days seem to blur and...
Boxing Day

Boxing Day

The high holiday of Boxing Day needs some rethinking, and if not as a whole society, than definitely as meaningful individuals. I’m not sure how Boxing Day started, and I’m not even going to look it up, but I imagine that some time ago people returned their unwanted...
weekend quotable no. 152

weekend quotable no. 152

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm. Charles Kettering Nobody likes a storm and nobody willing enters one, but we find ourselves in storm all the time. Some are storms outside of our control but sometimes, and those...
weekend quotable no. 151

weekend quotable no. 151

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams If you can change your mind and become positive, there is not telling what good and lasting change you can bring about in our world that so desperately needs it. Yet many people will...
second chances

second chances

Our lives are filled with second chances. There are millions and millions of them that present themselves over and over again in a lifetime and yet we don’t take advantage of enough of them. We live pretty fatalistic lives. Allowing things happen to us. Accepting the...
good thoughts matter

good thoughts matter

It seems obvious and most natural but it isn’t. Good, positive thoughts are anything but natural and the understanding of how important it is to think right is anything but obvious. Learning how to permeate your mind with good positive thoughts about yourself and the...
cards or deck

cards or deck

These are the cards that life dealt me is how we put it when we things don’t fall our way and that is most certainly true, but feels incomplete. Yes, life deals us particular cards, but who says we don’t have the freedom to pursue the rest of the deck? That is how we...
drip, drip, drip

drip, drip, drip

People love New Years resolutions. They undertake big sweeping changes that will improve their lives for the better. They think about what they want and they look ahead willing themselves into a future that has alluded them their entire life. And then they wake up a...
redeeming time

redeeming time

Our time here needs to be redeemed. Far too often we give away and misuse valuable pockets of it and then wonder why we are anxious. We live very organized lives. We spring in alarm, aided by our aptly named alarm clock, at the same time in the morning. We wash, brush...
weekend quotable no. 150

weekend quotable no. 150

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop Let’s get at the heart of the matter. Whoever you want to be and whatever greatness you dream of accomplishing starts and ends in human kindness. There is a immutable and unseen connection between all...
weekend quotable no. 149

weekend quotable no. 149

It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are died-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes, and they produce only dead...
five to nine

five to nine

There is a new movement afoot, or maybe it has always been a foot but I just never noticed it because I was never a member of it. This movement is the idea that the only way to get what you want out of life, or as the Dead Poets Society reminded us (referencing Henry...
thirteen

thirteen

Good thing it’s not Friday or there would be a flurry of excitement everywhere because the thirteenth day of the month happens to fall on the fifth day of the week. I am not sure where it began or who designated thirteenth Friday’s so unlucky, but no matter what, the...
sixty seconds

sixty seconds

You say there is no time. Not enough time to do what you want. There is so little of it, and it always goes by so fast, so what are you to do? Have you ever considered what your own body can do in just sixty seconds? Your body is simply amazing. Take your eyes for...
meaning of life

meaning of life

We all search for the meaning of life but the more I search, the more I realize that it’s really a search for meanings, plural, because life is not one big thing, but a lifetime made up of little moments. That was a mouthful, I know, but you made it, so let’s...
yes

yes

Yes. Yes is the word we should be using very often, unfortunatelly, it too often gets smothered by a hesitant maybe.  Maybe.  Oh, that would be nice. Maybe, yes. It would be so lovely. If only. Just imagine how my life would change. Someday. One day....
weekend quotable no. 148

weekend quotable no. 148

I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.  Diane Arbus Intention is a funny thing. It’s invisible and never looks the way we think it will. Often we don’t have all the information, we can’t see everything we need to see and our...
weekend quotable no. 147

weekend quotable no. 147

People seldom see the halting and painful steps, by which the most insignificant success is achieved. Anne Sullivan Every successful person seems lucky or gifted. Many people stand by watching, wishing they  had what they have, but they are unable to see their painful...
the problem with self help books

the problem with self help books

The problem with self help books is that when we need the help the most the self is not capable of delivering that help. Don’t get me wrong, for over two years I have devoured some really good self help books. Some I have read and listened to over and over again....