When Sir Winston Churchill gave his famous speech warning the Brits of the potential disaster to come from Hitler, he was quoted as saying ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.’ We hear the term ‘blood, sweat and tears’ and know immediately the reference to hard work and effort during difficult circumstances. One has exhausted themselves to the brink. It is very fitting to the military because they are in a constant state of fight or flight with their bodies and sensory alertness with their minds. I am especially grateful to not know the true definition of hard work. I know ‘working hard’. I know hustling and being busy with accomplishing a task or achieving a goal. And yes, … Read More
It does not matter who you are, where you are, what you do, or what you are trying to do, the fact is, there will always be someone better off and someone worse off. The truth is, we may have standards for other people but we give ourselves even bigger ones. When we don’t meet our own criteria, we feel deflated or beat ourselves up inside; and when other people fall short we are often too quick to cut them off. First impressions are involuntary, but making the effort to learn more about the situation or a person, more often than not, we find it worth the while. People are more tender than they project. In the same vein, we … Read More
Depression is the opposite of Expression. The #1 form of expression is doing something for someone else. Get out of your own head and lend a hand. Giving a hand will heal your heart. This will at least take attention away from what is being spent on exhaustive thoughts. We can not make beneficial choices and decisions when our faculties are fatigued. Negativity is both physically and mentally depleting. Again, re-charge the self by thinking about or helping out another person. This removes one from their head and elevates the mood for better decision making.
It’s been way too dang (she really really really wants to say ‘damn’) long once again!!! Instead of going through my usual ‘I need this to be more thought-provoking’ than the usual ‘this is what I ate and drank’ today kinda post, I may as well go to that extreme just to build up the consistency. No offense, most of you are a little too genius for me and I have to compensate with well-thoughtout commentary 😉 Aside, I am now going to ask any or all of my (2?) readers to hold me better accountable, to just sit down to write. My problem is not that I have little to say; it is the exact opposite. I have so … Read More
A few weeks back, I flew into Cancun Mexico to divide my time between two friend’s condos over a period of a week. My very best girlfriend since the age of 8 has a place there with here 3 yr old daughter and her husband. After traveling there over the past few years and building up great friendships, they bought a place. They live in the city center of Playa del Carmen, a mere few blocks from the beach. Even though they’re in the center of restaurants, shops, discos and store fronts catering to both locals and tourist, it is still a concrete jungle. The day sun is relentless; the concrete could sear a piece of meat. The air is … Read More