What do we all have in common that makes us human?
No matter where you are living or what you do to survive, life always boils down to the choices we make. From who you choose as friends to how responsible you are, it is all decided with a conscious decision on your part. We all have the ability to choose what we experience.
Many people have a hard time accepting responsibility for these choices in their lives but if you look at yourself honestly and in an unbiased fashion, you will see the power your choices have had on the success or failure in your life. Read more...(1210 words, 13 images, estimated 4:50 mins reading time)
Although I have trouble sometimes with certain concepts, one thing has become abundantly clear. Being Confident in life is a choice.
Confidence stems from the conscious decision to accept yourself for what you are and to not let your weaknesses rule over your strengths. Can it really be that simple? The answer is apparently a loud and emphatic YES!
Let’s face it, we are all people, and all people are constructed to have a list of strengths and weaknesses that we are born with. Everybody is in the same boat. Read more...(1042 words, 5 images, estimated 4:10 mins reading time)
All People live by a code of beliefs, that are accepted over the course of their lives, based on their accepted moral code. What has worked and what has not worked in my life has led to a list of core beliefs that generally guide my day to day actions. There are days I lose my focus but I have found that getting back to the core of beliefs is a step in the right direction.
These are ever evolving and I am editing completely but at that time this is what they were, in no particular order. Read more...(950 words, 11 images, estimated 3:48 mins reading time)
One of the things we all must deal with as we walk through the world is the loss of a loved one. This loss can be sudden and swift or slow and painful but no matter how this loss occurs the pain of missing someone who is a light in your life is not lessened. There really can be no words to describe the empty void that is left behind. Inevitably life will continue as it must, and you will move on with your daily experiences because that is what we must eventually do. But those activities will always be brushed by the thoughts of our loved ones that have passed away. Read more...(1416 words, 14 images, estimated 5:40 mins reading time)
It was a few short weeks ago that MY COHORT and I embarked on the Jefferson Writing Project. We didn’t know where the winds would blow our thoughts but we knew that each day they would be published on our blogs.
My friend’s name is Hope and we talked at the beginning of February and she wanted to do more writing but had some writing blocks and motivational issues. I suggested a mutual writing project. She agreed and we made up some simple rules. I am not a big rules guy because who needs limits on our creativity. Read more...(630 words, 6 images, estimated 2:31 mins reading time)
What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
by Jonathan Hilton
All people are going to answer this question differently depending on where they are in their life. To me being alive is a fact of nature, and enjoying life and living for a purpose is truly living. But how do you enjoy life?
Other people will answer this very differently. It only takes a few visits to any number of blogs to experience the wide variety of philosophies and beliefs that exist. Read more...(1074 words, 11 images, estimated 4:18 mins reading time)
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I am reminded of a good friend as I struggle to answer this question, he says so very much that it would be impossible to ever do more than he said.
However for myself, I think that the simple answer is that I strive to do more than I say. Doesn’t everybody?
Ancient Chinese Secret
An old Chinese proverb says that “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” and I believe that is true, and actions are preferable to speaking about something. Read more...(504 words, 9 images, estimated 2:01 mins reading time)