Throughout my life I’ve struggled with how to discover purpose.
I used to think purpose would appear all in one moment, like when you discover a gray hair or some obscure mole on your skin you’ve never seen before.
But this isn’t the case with purpose. [click to continue…]
The world is noisy… and it seems to be increasing in volume everyday.
There is so much information bombarding us every second of every day. There are new gadgets and software and updates and products coming at us at lightening speed.
I don’t know about you, but I get overwhelmed.
When I first got serious about blogging in 2012, I was overwhelmed with how much is out there. I tried to do all the strategies I read about, and all the social media platforms I could get on. Honestly, it was (and is) exhausting.
Additionally, there are so many out there who are blogging or starting a business or trying to get noticed that it has become the trend of our day. The internet is wonderful, don’t get me wrong; but it also can be a major headache. [click to continue…]
This past Monday was a tough day for me.
At about 11:00AM the rain started. By noon it was really coming down. Storm clouds blackened the sky and thunder cracked with great force.
About 2:00pm, I was down in my basement working from my home office. And that’s when I got the call. [click to continue…]
Growing up, I wasn’t much into video games. I preferred to play outside riding my bike or street hockey rather than sitting inside with a video game controller in hand.However, when Nintendo came out in 1989, I had to have one. It was the talk of the neighborhood, my school, the world! Although I didn’t have many games, the one I kept returning to again and again was The Legend of Zelda.
The Legend of Zelda combined fantasy, adventure, and solving puzzles all in one game – I loved it!
The game featured Link, an unlikely protagonist who had to fight against a variety of enemies, find weapons, solve puzzles, and ultimately rescue his damsel in distress, Zelda. To be honest, I don’t think I ever rescued Zelda… poor thing, she’s still stuck up in that castle somewhere. Oh well.
That said, I think there are some valuable lessons we can learn from The Legend of Zelda: [click to continue…]
Have you ever been invited to something really special? – say an extravagant restaurant or banquet? How did it make you feel?
And we long for it because we are made to belong, to feel valued, to be noticed.
Conversely, when we are not invited in, when we’re overlooked or not chosen, it stings – a lot. [click to continue…]