What once seemed to be good fortune… just wasn’t
It’s not that it wasn’t meant to be… we just didn’t be it
For all the good times… there were more times that weren’t
Unfortunately what once was… now isn’t
And both of us feel it… no blame, no shame, just broken
If this were the only feeling it might not be bad… but it isn’t It’s not that we couldn’t… we just decided we can’t And now what once could be had… just couldn’t There is always a price to be paid… but we just wouldn’t And both of us…
Exploring your uniqueness
There have been times of exasperation and exhaustion; times when hope seemed to be a far-off destination with no path in sight.
I have wondered during those times what I was brought here to do? What tools had I been given to accomplish this unseen, unknown task?
I dreamed as the time clock ticked down to “no time remaining, with “no time outs left.” and I asked, “what message would I send in this game of life?”
Yes, there would be preparation for this and training for that, but what did I produce of meaning and forethought…
What you see depends on where your standing and the direction of your gaze
Next time you think, “I’m over the Hill,” say to yourself, “Nah, I’m just standing further down the curvature of the earth.” — Parker Palmer, ON the BRINK of EVERYTHING: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old
One of the things I wish I had had when I was growing up, was a better understanding of my perspective on life, or better said, my lack of understanding about living a good life. …
It’s profound at any age
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” — Chinese Proverb
There are so many quotations about learning and education I could write hundreds of interesting, relative, and profound articles using those quotations to support my views on learning. Many of the more humourous and provocative stories of life surround the narratives of our school days. So many of the events that shape our lives are given to us early in life and often who we become is a result of our formal educations.
For instance, I can use this rich quotation from…
An exercise in collaborative learning
With all of the distractions in life as we know it; health crises, political unrest, economic upheaval, and all of the more personal items that confront us, one might naturally be uncertain about the future and how what we once knew to be true may never be true again.
I don’t mean to insinuate that anyone was ever certain of what was in front of them or that expected outcomes would happen or happen exactly as we envisioned them. What I will say though, is that in my lifetime this current relatively short span of…
Participation is Key
Imagine a time when you are standing in a field that is barren to the naked eye. As far as you can see there is only the earth. In this time of uncertainty, our world might be likened to that empty field. That is not to say that our planet is barren, of course, that is not true. We know that there is something underneath the surface of the earth. …
5 Aspects of Living an Abundant Life
Viewing the horizon is usually a cathartic experience for me. The simplicity, magnitude, and breadth of its presence often overwhelm me. Growing up on the east coast provided many opportunities to view its grandeur and thus the experiences leading to growth.
Not everyone has an east coast experience but all of us have a horizon to look toward in one way or another and it is looking toward these horizons with the following 5 values that provide long-lasting effects in life. I have experienced them myself and I’ve seen them as well in…
The 20First Way of Living
I don’t have to wait for 2021 to begin in order to get where I want to go. I have already won! I’m already there. Not in the competitive sense but in the sense of seeing and having incredible abundance.
What I have I was given long before birth
A gift undisgraced or improved
I am destined to be who I am, what I’m worth
each day I am wholly renewed.
In other words, I have already gotten everything I need to be successful and abundant in this life and therefore I’ve won before 2021…