During this career transition over the last six months, we’ve had to be super careful and even scale back in some areas. It has always been my opinion though that we Westerners don’t know how great we have it. I live in a 1,500 Sq Ft apartment with four girls, and some people would pity me for that. When I was in Mexico and later in India, I really got a sense for how spoiled we are, so my perspective is that I live in a mansion. Ran across this video a couple of weeks back and I can’t stop thinking about it. It reminds me that creativity and a healthy mindset go along way toward helping us be content in any living situation.
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“Shut up and Just Do It” is my interpretation of this Art Williams (Billionaire) speech given back in 1987. Taking this to heart and thought you might want to do the same.
Each Year I Go Into the Woods
A Poem, Quatrain, Ballad or something of the sort by: Jason Reynolds
Each year I go into the woods;
I tell others it is to hunt those deer!
The truth: it is to put my feet where grandfather stood
Find my soul and wrestle my fear.
Sitting on the ground, trying not to be found,
Melting into the solemn autumn, white flag on a big buck’s bottom,
Singular concentration trying not to blink wrong, the birds sing their song;
About the time the crickets cease, the sun’s arising and so is the peace.
I am a gushing fan of Lance Armstrong. It is true he gives no credit to an all powerful creator God for curing him from cancer, but I like him.
I like him not only because he is a Texan, but because he is more patient with the French than they deserve. I like him because he is returning to the Tour de France with only a slight hope of winning. I am not saying he cannot win, but I am saying that his motivation seems to be less about boosting his ego with an 8th win and more about promoting American Cycling and his non-profit LIVESTRONG.
[Update] Abby is all well. We took her to the doctor Wednesday and Thursday morning and her bilirubin level was a mere 13. Should go down continually now without the need for lights. In total, she spent 8 hours in the contraption you see below. Essentially like laying on a tanning bed for that period of time. Would have gladly done it for her if I could. NO FUN.