I’ve seen dozens of article headlines about what we as a civilization are missing out on this past year due to COVID-19. Human touch, human interaction, exercise, comfort, conflict resolution, you name it.
Privilege, good fortune, and health can shelter us from experiencing the levels of sickness, pain, and loss that cause a person to lose hope.
We all (?) have dreams of becoming someone who is loved, admired, appreciated, and respected. To be valued for who we are and for what we do – when we are doing what matters to us most – is the dream.
Labeling people is far too easy. It’s a lazy way to give oneself permission to dismiss another person. Feeling triggered? Let’s talk about it.
Have you ever met one of those people who yells when they speak emphatically? You have now. I never considered my emphatic speaking as yelling because I was just showcasing how strongly I felt.
It’s a simple statement that requires pause to consider. I heard Seth Godin say this on an old podcast this week.
What dream have you been holding onto for five, ten, twenty years? How many steps have you taken toward that goal?
If your answer is “none”, I’d like to suggest that it’s possible you don’t want what you think you want.
It’s one of those topics that divides a room. There’s always at least three groups in the room.
Group 1 believes that a life always focused on attaining something in the future is a life spent never enjoying the present. Group 2 believes that a life always focused on the present sacrifices the future. Group 3 believes that life is a disappointment and will continue to be so no matter what.
This is the last day my youngest son will be six years old. He’s growing up and I love the person he already is.
No one likes suffering. I hate it. And yet I know that in suffering I have learned love and compassion to a greater degree than in any other way.
It is so easy and automatic to pray selfish prayers. It is so easy to assume our agenda is God’s agenda.