Failure #FridayPhilosophy

It's the topic and reality none of us want: failure. Of course, it's inevitable that we will all fail at something in our lives. Usually, that will happen many times. So, I thought I would share quotes about the sting we all feel when we don't achieve what we had hoped or planned. "There is … Continue reading Failure #FridayPhilosophy

Friday Philosophy: Angels

"I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free." ~ Michelangelo What we see is determined by how we think. We will see angels or monsters around us. Today, I'd like the focus to be on angels. 🙂 "No, I never saw an angel, but it is irrelevant whether … Continue reading Friday Philosophy: Angels

Friday Philosophy…Commitment

With all of the upheaval of 2016, I have to say that I am looking forward to a New Year. I know that there will still be challenges, because when are there not any challenges?! I am anticipating the fresh start of a calendar change, even though I know I will be writing the wrong … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Commitment

Friday Philosophy…Audacity

This concept is fun. If you look up the definition, you get a strange pairing of meanings. On the one hand, audacity is the willingness to be bold, to take risks. On the other hand, it's rude and disrespectful behavior. Perhaps it is impossible to be bold and brave without offending someone. "Every great advance … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Audacity

Friday Philosophy…Pain

It seems a fitting topic, post-surgery. Pain is this strange and mind-altering experience. I think it is safe to say that, as a nation, we are in pain right now. When I was released from the hospital, all I heard was news about police shootings and then a sniper shooting at police. For the duration … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Pain

Friday Philosophy…Mystery

Mystery is not simply Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew. Just as we can see the magical and the miraculous in our every day lives, so can we see the mysterious surrounding us at each moment. "I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Mystery

Friday Philosophy – Waiting

If it's really early on Saturday morning, I can still count this as part of Friday, right? 😉 For those of you who read my #MondayBlogs post, you know that this is the week of waiting for me. "Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of … Continue reading Friday Philosophy – Waiting

Friday Philosophy…Absence

When I was in University, I had a professor who discussed with us the concept of "absence as presence." In other words, the absence of a person leads to the deep longing for that individual, which leads to their absence being a presence entirely its own. Since I've been thinking along those lines, I thought … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Absence

Friday Philosophy…Fear…

Fear is a recurring theme here lately. From children's bad dreams to supernatural explorations to just "life stuff," fear has been rearing its ugly head. I think it was my friend Tyler who recently shared a "fear is a liar" post. Surprise, surprise, that phrase set me thinking. I think fear is the voice that … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Fear…

Tuesday Thoughts on Achievement…

I've been thinking about motivation, goals, and achievements. I tend to be self-motivated: succeeding, accomplishing something I've set out to do, gives me a huge sense of fulfillment. I know quite a few people who are motivated by different external factors: fame/attention (however limited it may be), stuff/material payoff, or the basic monetary motivation. There … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts on Achievement…