Broken but Good

I have been broken. At the time I was sure my life was over. Things could not get any worse. Then things changed. I was wrong. Things improved. Sometimes we are broken for good. Sometimes we can't become better than who we are until we are broken of the mundane mediocre life we settled for. … Continue reading Broken but Good

We bring pain to ourselves.

Yes things hurt. We get hurt by others and we get physical pain inflicted on us by things we can not control. However, there are so many things that we do that cause ourselves pain. From jobs we choose to lack of care to our bodies and minds. We must be mindful of what we … Continue reading We bring pain to ourselves.

Life is Not Competition.

Slow down. Life is not a race or a competition. Just because someone gets to a milestone before you means nothing to your journey. You can do life out of order. You do not have to have a life time career. You can choose many. You do not have to marry anyone. You can live … Continue reading Life is Not Competition.

Best Laid Plans

I had grand plans for the weekend. I took off work Friday and today to have a long weekend. I planned so many things that I wanted to get accomplished, but I got a total of two things completed from a long mental list. I can't help but to laugh. I could have gotten all … Continue reading Best Laid Plans

Stop Hiding Behind Rules

I like rules. I like the consistency of knowing that I can do anything and if I choose to not do a thing, the consequences are known. If I speed and get a ticket, I pay a fine. If I don’t do the things my employer expects and follow the rules, I will be unemployed. … Continue reading Stop Hiding Behind Rules

Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?

The modern obsession is about things. The best car, computer, house, cell phone plan….you name it, we want the best. Why is that? Why can’t we be happy with the nice things that might not be the most expensive? Why do we have to live with so much stuff? I am always amazed when I … Continue reading Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?

Your Home is Yours

My family is known to be different. We have been called weird and that does not bother us. They are looking at us through the lens of traditional conventions of the American family.  In some ways, we look like everyone else. We are married with children. We live in a middle-class neighborhood. That is about … Continue reading Your Home is Yours

What Friend?

Did you ever run into a friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time and wonder what happened? You know the one. The one who you did everything with and were even maybe contemplating spending forever with, yeah that one. What did you say the last time you saw them? In my experience, when … Continue reading What Friend?

Are you safe?

I feel safe. I know it is nothing more than a feeling. What makes me feel safe is the trust I have in humans. I trust my family to do as they should. I trust my coworkers, my employer and others to do as they should. It is all just a feeling and I hope … Continue reading Are you safe?