Archive for November 2016

I want what I want, and I want it now

I live in a world where people want what they want, and they want it now, and I am no different. It is difficult to wait for things that I want. Growing up my siblings and I had TV’s in our room; our one set of grandparents had a pool and the other set had a boat. We... Read more »

Maybe I'm a dreamer

In researching for today’s post, I read quotes by many famous leaders, but this one, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”, by Steve Jobs resounded with me. Often people, including myself, have ideas for inventions, creations and designs in life or in their career. What separates those who dream and those who pursue?... Read more »

Why volunteer?

  Two or three Sunday’s every month, I greet people at my church. Last month, I volunteered taking care of the infants too. Some people might ask me why I would want to do this in my free time, but instead I first want to share what others have told me about why they do... Read more »

Does looking for the good mean I am always happy?

While it is easy to focus on the negative aspects of life, I choose to look for the good in the world around me. This is not some altruistic stance or an idealistic view of the world; it is simply the way that I choose to live my life now. I have not always looked... Read more »

Words can be powerful

Nelson Mandela said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Words can... Read more »

Life is lived in the little things

At church tonight, a man had a heart attack. Even though I did not know the man, witnessing him receive CPR and then the arrival of the medics and paramedics as we, the congregation, prayed for this man and his family was very emotional. This made me think about the losses in my life, the... Read more »

What if the truth hurts?

I have heard this phrase, “Ignorance is bliss” my entire life. Bliss is complete happiness, and ignorance is a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education. I read that it originated from a passage from by the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas Gray: “Where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.” Is it really blissful... Read more »