A numbing adaptation

Growing up, I recall being terrified of mummies. The dried skin clinging to the shriveled body, the decayed head and bony hands. The vestiges of the embalming process present as loss wrapping hung now limply around the shrunken skeleton. Whether in a museum or book, the death and the customs surrounding the death were foreign in aContinue reading “A numbing adaptation”

On Honesty and Lying

Honestly, and the antithesis, lying, are simple in concept, but can become inordinately complicated to consider practically. When children are young, it is simple and sensible to imbue them with what they take as the hard and fast principle that one should never lie. The humorous, classic example is when a child eats a candy,Continue reading “On Honesty and Lying”

If I did not have ________.

Over pad thai with a friend, a question arouse: how would you be different, how would your life be different, if you did not have your faith?  This question provides perspective not only on faith, but on many aspects of life including friends, careers, hobbies, and dreams. Often aspects of our life that “feel” important orContinue reading “If I did not have ________.”

Resilience

Resilience  Success is not about short bursts of hard work. Success is achieved through a willingness to grind each and every day. Greatness is not punctuated moments of brilliance; greatness is doing your best with determination and consistency. Be resilient.  Success is not about the hits you take. Success is about how your respond to those hits,Continue reading “Resilience”