Thursday, August 26, 2010

Simplify Simplify Simplify

There are times when I have felt lost and out of balance in my life. Confused and unclear... In my upbringing I was always taught that when we are feeling lost, we must (in my Mothers words)..."Return to basics". There are basic thoughts, rituals, books, or even places that make us feel safe, where we go to center ourselves...and return to basics. The basics... Peace of mind, spiritual clarity, my children and those I love, basic financial needs, and a plan to move forward to where I wish to be. Taking an inventory of the things in which I involve myself, the people in my life, and even the things I spend my money on... Some of them, I recognize, just aren't needed. Let them go. How much of our time, energy, and effort are spent on things that keep us bound? Debt, for example, is something most people serve their entire lives. The newest car, and then to trade it in 2-3 years later, roll the debt and continue to work to service debt, and never allow themselves to rest. This is an example of what needs to be analyzed, weighed, and simplified. There are other things to that cause havoc in our lives, that we really just do not need. Sometimes it's people, work, things, or even ways of thought... Some of them we just don't need. As far as "things" are concerned...? Own the things you have, if your don't have the money to buy it...don't get it. There is no sense in becoming a slave to "THINGS"... I want to be free to serve those I love, instead of things I really don't even own. As my younger brother says..."Buy experiences, instead of buying crap". Experiences create memories... I like that!!

Anyhow, my rambling thought this morning have taken me to the point of analyzing what I spend my time doing, where I spend my money, and what do I really need. I wish to focus on things that matter, and simplify!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What a week!!!

What an amazing week! I have spend the week on vacation with my kids, and how lucky I feel that I have such great kids! The beauty that is seen in the wonder in their eyes...as they explore and learn. Something I've always loved to watch... It's in their eyes.
My son is such a respectful sensative little stud! How blessed I am to have him as an example to me. He is always so grateful and quiet, yet almost as big of a dork as I am :)
My daughter is becoming an articulate, adventurous, young woman. So capable and equal to life as she sees it come her way. Always up for the challenge...if her brother can do it?...well she will get there too. Count on it!!
Feeling very blessed and grateful that I'm the Dad to such great kids that make my life have color and purpose!
Love you kidos!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

There are things unsaid, yet understood
There are times remembered that only you would know
There are lines from "that movie" which only make sense to me and YOU
and there are ways that I feel inside, that only you would understand
....at least i thought you did
Who knows anymore...?!?
Left to perception and hearsay
Which even I know aren't accurate

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

John Mayer, how do you know me?

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
Waking up is the hardest part.
Yo roll outta bed, and down on your knees
and for a moment you can hardly breathe...
Wondering "Was she really here? Is she standing in my room"?
NO SHE'S NOT! CUZ SHE'S GONE.....

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