I have been on a slow, yet constant move towards de-cluttering my life. It has taken a lot of work, time, introspection, and letting go. I have read books and blogs that have common themes of "less is more", and it goes beyond the material and into the spiritual. Clarity, confusion, focus, regret, joy, and heartache … Continue reading How Minimizing has Maximized
I had to take a moment to step outside and take a few breaths tonight. Something about the dark sky and bright stars brings me calm, and I needed to be calmed ; though I could not quite figure out why. There has been a lot going on the past few days, but it was … Continue reading Obligation to Opportunity
Have you ever watched the sun rise in a mountain town? It’s a pretty amazing sight, and somehow... it gets better each time. The sky begins to turn from black to midnight blue. Light appears like a torch over the eastern hills. The stars fade and make their final plea to be gazed upon, though … Continue reading Morning Sky
"If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough." —Oprah Winfrey I stumbled across this quote while searching for inspiration one morning. They are simple words put into a simple phrase, yet they hold a deep wisdom. … Continue reading The Life we Live
I have heard it said that "you can never have too much of a good thing", and I believed that for a time. What I have found during the last year though is quite a different train of thought. I discovered that too much good food can make me feel sick, and potentially pack on … Continue reading Good Things
So what started as a breath, is actually a foundation for success.
Joy and sadness mingled together to make a melody that speaks deep into my core. It's a time to embrace friends and family that are here, and lament those that are not.
Breathe. That's what I tell myself as I wake up in a restless state this morning. Just breathe. It's a lot harder than it sounds, because my mind is already indexing projects that should be completed; and planning out the day ahead. The only problem is that it's the Friday after Thanksgiving, I got no … Continue reading Take a moment
Contentment. To be or not to be, that is the choice. What is it to be content? I feel like I haven't truly lived in contentment for a while. I have practiced thankfulness, but have not truly engraved it in my soul yet. As we have added more stuff and more responsibility to our life, … Continue reading Rantings of a madman