Thursday, February 28, 2013

What is Left Behind?

e·ro·sion The group of natural processes, including weathering, dissolution, abrasion, corrosion, and transportation, by which material is worn away from the earth's surface.

I usually don't like starting a blog with a formal definition of a word but it's relevant.

Key takeaways from the aforementioned definition?

"natural processes" and "...material is worn away"

Now, let's redefine it as it pertains to the human spirit.

The group of human processes, including jealousy, hatred, spite, gossip and envy, by which the human spirit is worn away from the inner person.

Here is the thing though...

When erosion happens to the land, what is left is usually different but stronger. A new landscape has been created. A new beauty.

The same is true when it happens to our spirit. We are stronger because of it. A new perspective has been created. A new beauty.

Look, there are always going to be natural human reactions and actions that erode our spirit. That create self doubt. That create glass ceilings. But whatever new has been assured...the inner spirit will find a way to shine.

Look at human erosion as glacial in nature. What is left behind is the key.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Time for Some Random Thoughts on a Sunday Morning

We all have the same needs, dreams, hopes, fears and desires. Once you realize you aren't alone in this feel better about everything.

There is nothing better than a morning hug or a kiss goodnight from your kids.

Don't ever underestimate the value of true friends.

Love lazy Sunday mornings on the couch with coffee and music.

Bummed that football is over for awhile. Truly love that sport. It is the one true TEAM sport.

A well placed random act of kindness can rock someone's day.

Passionate people experience the highest of highs and lowest of lows. A lot of times over the same situation.

There is nothing better than listening to a local radio station and the music flow from one song to another makes so much sense to you at the time.

It is OK to look at your glass half empty...sometimes.

There really is a thing called the mid-life crisis and it affects most of us. We just deal with it differently.

The older you get...the less important it is to be with the "right" people. It is more important to be the people who make you feel alright.

Everyone who comes into your life does serve a purpose. Some will be good. Some will be bad. But there is a reason they are there.

You can't please everyone.

The more things you do first...the more second guessing you will get.

Self doubt can be a good thing.

After every challenge...there is an opportunity.

Find ways to stimulate the mind and energize the body. It will do your life good.

Unplug...stay connected.

Love the enigma that is a mechanical pencil.

Don't just exist. Live.

Chew on that for awhile and let me know what you think.