The Overflowing Cup

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A random thought…it’s amazing!

It’s amazing how we hear so many sayings, phrases, quotes, etc…and think to ourselves; “Sounds good, but yeah right, like that’s how life really is!” The truth is that maybe, just maybe, those words of inspiration and hope we hear so often or see on posters really are true!

I propose that they are. Not only do I propose that thought but I know it!

The one that got me going today was the truth that, sure enough, just when you stop looking and trying to find that perfect thing, person, or bit of hope it falls right in your lap! One minute you might feel helpless and that nothing is good is coming your way but it is…oh trust me, trust yourself, just trust and have faith that it is.

If it isn’t right now, soon your cup will be overflowing with happiness, goodness, joy, and an overwhelming sense of peace. It’s inevitable!

Today I feel my cup spilling over and there is more than enough to fill your cup as well. I don’t know what it is and to be quite honest I’m not worried about questioning it…I’m just letting today be. Maybe tomorrow will be different but what good is it going to do me to speculate? None…so I won’t!

Have a bountiful and fulfilling day!



What’s Your Path?

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“Don’t go where the path may lead; Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – R. W. Emerson

At the ripe age of 26 (give or take a decade 😉 this is something I think about often just not in words that may not be so eloquent.

It seems to me that many embark on multiple endeavors with great intentions and perhaps hopes of grandeur but fail to put much forward thought into their noble efforts. Where will it lead? What is the ultimate end-state? Is there an end-state? What do you want to be known for? What do you want to leave behind when you’re long gone?

I am the first to admit that there is a lot to be said for taking a step forward without spending a lifetime thinking about what may or may not transpire. If you wait and think too long you might not end up doing anything at all and that’s no way to live.

That being said I struggle internally with the right time to make the leap in a direction that I know I have been called by a higher power to go. I know it seems counter intuitive to many as if I know I have been called to achieve a mission you may wonder why I don’t…I have that same question sometimes.

The answer is that I calculate and analyze just about everything. I want to ensure that when I take on a great challenge that it will leave the ultimate impression which I intended. It’s gotta be done right and at the right time. The last thing I want to lose is credibility from those whom have put their faith in me.

I want to make a difference and I fully intend on doing so. In doing that I will give my full effort to one dream and make my family, friends, loved ones, heroes, but most of all myself proud! I will engage in my calculated dreams full force and not step on anyone along the way. I will maintain the ethical code which I have been thought since birth and carried with me throughout my career.

The dreams I aspire to accomplish will come true with work, honesty, integrity and everything that goes along with that. Sure, some things can happen by taking other routes but that’s not me; That’s not what I’m about!

I will leave a trail that others can trod if they choose do so…though I hope they don’t! Everyone has their own dreams and goals that probably aren’t exactly aligned with mine and I think that’s great. I want everyone to go where they are compelled, do what they dream and hopefully leave a positive impression on this great world.

A little longer post than I normally throw out there but the quote above was just that compelling to me…and so here ya go!

– Later




A Thought to Live Right

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“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis

This, for some, seems to be a hard concept to comprehend. There are so many of us out here that claim to be humble in our endeavors, to accept praise and claim that what we are doing is not about ourselves but rather for a greater cause.

True humility is accomplishing tasks in a manner of true selflessness. Selflessness is not easily found these days: it seems to me at least. It seems that though individuals or even groups accomplish tasks or feats of greatness claiming that they were completed on behalf of a greater cause.

I challenge some of these through thorough research or actually addressing the group or person and find that indeed, the missions accomplished were acts of selfishness or personal gain. I would have no problem with this at all if this were mentioned up front as often many of their supporters or otherwise think that they are contributing to a greater cause which was never the case.

My challenge is that all of us ensure that we are supporting what we think we are going to support. If we are comfortable giving or engaging in an endeavor that is dedicated solely to our own welfare than that’s fine…but don’t claim otherwise.

Honestly speaks highly is is a virtue of its own and supersedes all others as far as I am concerned. Humility, without honesty and integrity is useless and make work for you once or twice…but you’re bound for failure in the long run.

Just today’s thoughts from my recliner! 😉

Have a great week!