Discovering my purpose in life…

Do I have one?

I read this in my devotional this morning:

To find joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries.

This really hit home with another book I am currently reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, I’ll provide a review when I finish it. Hal talks about having a reason to get up in the morning, ones raison d’être if you will. He says that you can have more than one, but you have at least one, and to be honest, I am at a loss to figure out what mine is. I mean I can go with the basic one he states, to be the best me I can be, but I just feel that there is more to it, at least for me. Continue reading

It’s time to nut up or shut up!

Enough talk, it’s time to see some action!

I have spent the last several months reading everything I have been able to get my hands on, and watching documentary after documentary. I’ve been up and down on the emotional roller coaster, yet again, with how I’m so sick and tired of not getting everything I need from the medical field, but even more so about how industries with enough money can influence what we hear from the government on things that really matter. *sigh* I’m not going to go into a rant here, on this, I promise, at least not this post. Continue reading

Actions speak louder than words…

Do your actions line up with your words?

Gandhi is credited with saying “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”, and although I did not personally hear him say it, I have never questioned its authenticity. you must be the changeGandhi lived his entire life in a way that actually brought about change. But what does it actually mean to ‘be the change’? How is it even applicable in this day and age? The answer to this can be found in another quote from Gandhi, “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” Continue reading

If you want to make the world a better place…

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

Years ago, when I first heard Michael Jackson sing these words, I only thought I understood them. I was twenty-two at the time, and really didn’t get it, how could I? I hadn’t been raised to have a Global mindset. I feel, that at least for many of us, we cannot truly see past our circles, be it our family circle, our circle of friends, our work friends circle, and/or our neighborhood. We know the world is out there, and that there are lots of other people in it, but our day-to-day thoughts are in the area around us, and with the people close to our hearts. Now, I know there are people who are global minded, for good and for bad; I’m speaking about those of us who rarely give thought to how our actions are more than mere drops in a bucket. We rarely consider that the bucket actually overflows into a river that influences more than just our families and neighborhoods. Continue reading

Are autonomous cars a good thing?

My husband brought up the concept of autonomous cars, and for reasons I cannot explain, I became angry. The actual idea that the auto insurance companies could make it to where only those with a lot of money, will be able to afford the insurance required to drive a car. That one day, the majority of the cars, on the road, will not have drivers, but will be ran by an automated system, for some reason upsets me. Continue reading

A new year…

does not always mean a new start.

New Years’ resolutions are made and broken every year. Some people are able to keep theirs, but those people were actually ready for the changes they were implementing, I do not believe it has anything to do with the date. I also do not believe that just saying you are going to do something is what it takes to motivate you to actually do it. You have to have something in your life that is making you uncomfortable enough to stick with it, or at least I do. Continue reading

Time flies…

Didn’t we just do this, like, yesterday?

Well, here we are again, another New Year’s Eve has sneaked* up on me!

2015 went by before I really got used to it. It seems that each year goes by faster and faster, and although I’m pleased with where I am, I’ve still taken a moment to reflect on everything that has gone on in what feels like the month of 2015. With this reflection, I was able to see a few things I would like to do differently, so I’ve come up with a list of “Hopefuls for 2016”. I’m not calling them resolutions because I do not stick with those. I might make it a week, if I’m lucky. Continue reading