Waiting. (1)

Waiting. (1)

Photo by Katleen Vanacker on Unsplash Jesus said to his disciples, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” And I tried. Every year, I did my very best to stay awake. Yet in all my years, never once did I catch Santa Claus. He was a tricky, tricky man. […]

Breathe.

Breathe.

Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash We never think of it. We usually don’t realize we are doing it. But take a moment to realize that you are breathing. Of all the great symbols we have for life there is none more true than breath. When we become aware of it we realize we are […]

Chew Your Food.

Chew Your Food.

Photo by Javier Cañada on Unsplash I’m flying. I’m always flying. But on this flight, I was upgraded to first class. I am embracing the full first class experience. I got on before anyone else and sat in a seat that is sized for a real human being rather than some kind of tiny elf […]

Unimpressed.

Unimpressed.

Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash I look up from my Apple Watch as I walk through the terminal. It’s a quiet Saturday and people shuffle from gate to gate, heads buried in their phones with earbuds in. A SkyTrain whizzes past me overhead. I look to my right through the large glass windows at […]

But First, Milk.

But First, Milk.

I am a very ordered person. You may not see it. In fact, if you saw my office on some days, or my laptop desktop on all days, you may disagree. They seem to be beacons of chaos in an otherwise ordered environment. I try to keep a calendar, stay on a routine, and be […]

Bus Stop.

Bus Stop.

I stood there, at that edge, waiting. The road ahead was long and trailed off into an early morning haze. There didn’t seem to be life anywhere. And I looked behind me at all I knew, and sighed. I knew I had everything I would need for the journey ahead of me ready to go. […]

Trapped in Mediocrity

Trapped in Mediocrity

There are hundreds of thousands of people that have everything they need to be successful. They have all the tools to win, make an impact, and leave an impression on the world. Most of them never will. Most of them – maybe even 99% of them – will find themselves giving up dreams, settling for […]

Shake Well.

Shake Well.

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash I once was called out by a bottle of juice. I bought it at the store and it was some smoothie-juice blend that looked delicious and green. As I was about to open the top, I noticed a part of the label. It was the “Shake Well” portion. You […]

Older Brother.

Older Brother.

I spend a lot of time thinking about what I deserve and what other people don’t deserve. I deserve money – I work hard. I deserve recognition – I do great things. I deserve affirmation – people should see what I do. So much of what I feel I deserve comes from what I do. […]

Clickbait.

Clickbait.

I’m tired. I’m tired of thumbing through Instagram and Facebook and wanting everyone else’s lives. I’m tired of seeing clickbait ads about “making money,” “getting out of debt,” and “this one simple trick got rid of belly fat for good!” and being tempted to take the bait. I’m tired of thinking of all the ways […]