Over the past week I have been giving thought to what is the source of so much of the unrest and discord that we are facing today. I came up with several things, but one that resurfaced time and time again was FEAR. Fear of losing, fear of gaining, fear of change, fear of learning, fear of being wrong, and fear of being made a fools of. It may all be irrational even but it is often the root of many decisions and actions that result in bad outcomes.
Diversity of people and diversity of our gifts is what makes the world a better place. Whatever label someone gives you, what can you do to flip it? Make it burn like a fire that spurs you on to greatness.
The thing about gaining wisdom is that you may feel compelled to share it with others. I found myself doing this today in the car with my daughter. We talked about attitude and how even when we face adversity we can strive to be positive and have hope that we will overcome. What I was … Continue reading Make it Count
People often ask, what do I need to do to get to where I want to be? How do I get a better job? How do I strengthen my relationships? How do I (insert dilemma here)?I too have posed similar questions. I have had discussions with family, friends, and God. The question that is so … Continue reading Do YOU Really Want to Know?
“having or characterized by a certainty, especially an unfounded one, that one is totally correct or morally superior”. I have been reflecting on my own opinions. I have come to the conclusion that differences of opinion, conflict, bias, and even ignorance is not what gets in the way. Lately, it has been self-righteousness. Dare I … Continue reading SELF-RIGHTEOUS
Writing and publishing a weekly blog or vlog comes with a sense of pressure for me. I am passionate about it. Words have weight. In fact, my faith teaches me, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat it’s fruit” (NIV Bible). So, when I sit to … Continue reading Getting Unstuck
Empathy, or putting yourself in someone’s else’s shoes gives us the capacity to step outside ourselves and be present for someone else.
Not everyone has the same gifts, talents, abilities, or passions. We all have something to offer that can be used for the greater good of all humankind. Our voice is what we share with the world that is able to build up and not tear down, to unite and not divide. How do you use … Continue reading YOU Have a Voice
What new thing have you tried lately?