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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Inspiration

It's crazy to think that in this life there is so much going on and some of the smallest things can inspire us all to do better. I personally enjoy art and music. Both of which have given me inspiration and motivation to move forward. At this point the only thing that changed is my surrounding. I went from my small home in Eagle Mountain, Utah to a small hotel in Irvine, California and all of a sudden my mind is full of ideas, thoughts, concepts and much more. Make you wonder when such a small change can create so much inspiration if your located in the wrong place. We all know that things happen for a reason and maybe the inspiration is a sign that a move to some place new and different is in order. As Theodore Roosevelt put it best, "“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” Maybe, just maybe its time to be courageous, step out of the comfort zone and go for it. You know shake things up a bit and get out in the world. Sometimes the one thing that is most constant in our lives is also the thing that doesn't happen enough. That thing is change. I found that my new found inspiration is from change. A change in surrounding, change in routine, and a few other changes have given life a new light. So maybe we all need to evaluate whats going on and change things up. As Stephen Sondheim said, "“I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.” That said, we should all move on, make a move however big or small and find the inspiration that keeps us all going. Make the choice and stick to it even if that choice seems like a mistake at first.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Memory

So I have noticed that sometimes you get lost in the things that don't matter. By doing so it seems one starts to become forgetful and memory loss becomes another part of an endless cycle. The cycle that many people want to break including myself. Why do we focus on cars, houses, music, TV, movies, and endless other things that just don't. Things that we will remember for a long time, but things that will only make our memories fade. These things take us away from the life experience that we want to do and remember most. Like spending time with our families, close friends, traveling and educating ourselves. So where am I going with this thought you ask? I'm getting at the idea that we need to do what is going to build us as a human being. Things that will define us, strengthen our memory, and mean something more than not being bored.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Random

Some days you just need to break out of the shell have fun and learn that being too serious will only make the journey here harder than it needs to be. It's not a crime to have fun. Just be you, follow what you believe and show everyone your true self. You will earn more respect than ever thought possible. Try new things and be free. It was best put by Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971). He said, "Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." with that said don't be scared to be random every once in a while, break out of that shell and be free.

Location:Some where in TX

Friday, September 10, 2010

Loss of life

We lose people we love every now and then and it's hard to handle especially when they were someone close at one point in our life. The things I think and encourage everyone to remember is that we will see them again. It will not be in this life but I know we will see them again.
David Harkins, a british poet and artist, said, “You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived.You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.Or you can do what she'd want:smile, open your eyes, love and go on.” Let this remind us that while we lose someone that was special we can share what they shared by living on, being positive, and trying to share part of that person with everyone we come in contact with.

Location:AFB, TX

Friday, June 11, 2010

change and farewell

If you have ever taken a moment and evaluated life, I'm sure you would find that the two most consistent things in this life are change and farewell. It's kind of like an out with the old in with the new type thing where you can't change something without saying farewell to something else.
An example could be found in ying and yang, where you cant experience good without out experiencing something bad. It is just one of those endless cycles that repeats over and over. Another example would be a new job, in your change to a new position you have to say farewell to the people you used to work with and embrace the change of the new people you will be working with. While you may see the old people time and again you must say farewell to the way things used to be.
In the words of Washington Irving, "There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place." Not all change is bad, but not all change is good, just like in the quote. As we have seem and know all too well change is essential and with that change comes a new farewell. With that farewell comes a new opportunity for growth and development.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Speech

"Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting." The quote given is by Maxims of Ptahhotep and how true it is. When I think about it, it reminds me
of how words truely affect people for a longer period of time than any physical damage done. While injuries will heal, words tend to leave a lasting impression and often take longer to forget.

Location:Work

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Problems

Albert Einstein said, "The significant problems we face can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." How true this is, especially when you think back to problems you have encountered in your own life. It doesn't matter how big or small the problem is or how long it took to solve. By the end of each problem we have grown and learned something unforgettable. Which means we have made it to a new level.

Location:Work