Less than 3 questions

Less than 3 questions

what will you ask of yourself today?

another thoughtful article has me thinking and wondering…
what would you do if you would die in one year?
what of that could you do now?

another thoughtful article has me thinking and wondering…

what would you do if you would die in one year?

what of that could you do now?

what do you do to avoid doing nothing?

what do you do to avoid doing nothing?

this article has me wondering…
how do you soothe yourself?

this article has me wondering…

how do you soothe yourself?

what book has influenced you most?  why?

what book has influenced you most?  why?

answering: is something better always on the way?

My oldest son turns nine today. He runs loudly and carries a big stick. Literally everywhere he goes outdoors (and indoors if I don’t have my Spidey senses engaged) he carries a stick.

Recently his overzealous little brother put his favorite stick through the mulcher by accident. He couldn’t know. He doesn’t share his brother’s enthusiasm for stick companionship. All the sticks look the same to him and they all belong in the mulcher.

The birthday boy was livid. And then devastated. He proceeded into a 10 minute rant on how he would never find another stick as good as that one. We live on 18 acres of Michigan woods. It will be warm in winter here before we run out of sticks.

The next day he runs up to me panting. “Guess what! I found an even better stick!”

If I could gift my not-so-little boy anything for his ninth birthday it would be the belief that things are always getting better. And if for some reason his stick (job, partner, house, etc…) goes missing, if he just believes that something better is on the way and keeps his eyes open for it, it will be here in no time.

i’m reading “the alchemist.”  have you read it?  it’s got me contemplating personal legends.  i’ve got nothing on my own yet.  but i thought i’d ask…
what is your personal legend?

i’m reading “the alchemist.”  have you read it?  it’s got me contemplating personal legends.  i’ve got nothing on my own yet.  but i thought i’d ask…

what is your personal legend?

is something better always on the way?

is something better always on the way?

i’ve been pondering my own definition of success.  here’s what makes up success in my world.  
discontent may seem a strange word.  it does to me. if uncomplacency (non complacency?) was a real word/concept i’d choose that.  but the opposite of complacency is discontent and many people have said that it is a common denominator in those who like to create.  
what is your definition of success?

i’ve been pondering my own definition of success.  here’s what makes up success in my world.  

discontent may seem a strange word.  it does to me. if uncomplacency (non complacency?) was a real word/concept i’d choose that.  but the opposite of complacency is discontent and many people have said that it is a common denominator in those who like to create.  

what is your definition of success?

what are you curious about?  what are you doing to explore that curiosity?

what are you curious about?  what are you doing to explore that curiosity?

what is your definition of success?

what is your definition of success?

what would it be like if you were never tired?  or rushed?

what would it be like if you were never tired?  or rushed?

what do you want?  what if you let yourself want what you want?

what do you want?  what if you let yourself want what you want?

what is the best that could happen?

what is the best that could happen?

i started deleting apps from my phone and started watching what i seek out without news feeds.  anyone else noticing what what they seek out?

i started deleting apps from my phone and started watching what i seek out without news feeds.  anyone else noticing what what they seek out?

where do you find silence?

where do you find silence?