How to Fail Gracefully

11.06.2014

How often do we find ourselves telling a someone, “you have to be patient.”

This may in the context of waiting in line, waiting for Christmas, waiting for a server, or waiting for love.

Notice how often times patience is related to “waiting,” – basically for something to happen?

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Celebrating Right Now!

11.03.2014

Let me be frank, I have a hard time generating a blog post with some sense of regularity, so when I heard about NaBloPoMo last month I thought that was a great idea to get me focused on blogging.

 

Well, fast forward (and Fall Forward), I’ve missed 2 days of blog post 🙁  but it’s the 1st weekday, so perhaps I will be modifying my expectations, and do what I can 🙂

 

I first ran into this news story over the weekend about a college basketball player, Lauren Hill who was dying. Despite her failing health and side effects to medications, her wish was to play in a college basketball game. Not only did the school work with the NCAA to move up the game 2 weeks to play their first game, but they also got her on to the court as a starter, and she was able to score on her first shot attempt for her team’s first points of the game.

 

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The Short and Long. . .

08.07.2013

Summertime, for many, is synonymous with travel, especially the hours-long car trip. I took several trips this summer by car. Sometimes trips would take longer than expected and cause me to fantasize about flying by helicopter or the future of flying cars.

 

I’m sure I’m not alone on one the beauties of traveling by car: the GPS device. It ensures that we’ll get to our preset destination in a way without getting lost, or having to consult a “local” for directions, or having a paper map (remember those?). The GPS device allows me to know exactly when I will reach my end goal, as well as when I’ll need to make those turns to eventually reach my destination. It’s almost a clairvoyant device that keeps track of our short and long term goals on the road. Read the rest of this entry »