“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t go anywhere.” –Unknown
Like everybody else in life, there have been times when I have been faced with circumstances that were not the most pleasant to deal with. There are really only two choices as to how you decide to face these moments in life. One is to act out of fear, that you may lose what you have worked for or be hurt irreparably by whatever misstep has come your way. Or you can face the challenge of the situation head on and with a courage that you will not be conquered by the events of your life and you will not shrink from them. You will come out on the other end a stronger, better person. Courage is defined as mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficultyRead more...(1966 words, 9 images, estimated 7:52 mins reading time)
The Wizard of Oz has always been a classic, because of the message it teaches. Yearly it is enjoyed by children of all ages, but because of the symbolic search, the characters embark on. The search for personal growth is one that I am very familiar, the ability to think, have a heart, maintain your courage and find a home. I think we are all looking for the same things. Here are a few things I have learned on my trip through Oz. Read more...(815 words, 9 images, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
By Jonathan Hilton
I have felt most passionate and alive right now, there is nothing that could top this moment in time until tomorrow!
There are many people who will look far into the distant past for this answer or maybe dream of a day in the future that might be better or more perfect but to me right here and right now is the place where I feel most passionate and alive. Read more...(621 words, 11 images, estimated 2:29 mins reading time)
I was scared to death! Petrified! White knuckle, grab a hold of something, close your eyes and scream scared of what other people would think of my writing. So much so, I really hesitated to ever show it to anyone. I had one friend who I would “let” read what I thought. They were very safe and supportive. Read more...(479 words, 29 images, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
I should stop being astonished. there should be a moment where I finally get it that all of the things that happen in life do happen for a reason and all I need is patience to see what that is.
The problem with me and I think many people is that we spend way too much time planning and plotting to prove how smart we are and not enough time enjoying what is happening in our lives right at this very moment. Read more...(824 words, 5 images, estimated 3:18 mins reading time)