Moments

It’s the moments that make up a life worth living – those that are easy to spot, and those that must be sought after. I catch myself remembering the cool  mist coming off Abrams Falls, in the Smoky Mountains this spring, after a long hike.  The relief that the mist brought, as it landed on…

Legacies

Father’s Day weekend is an easy time to think about legacies. It was especially easy yesterday, as I was on a video shoot to promote pride, commitment, and mobility within our company.  We shot interviews with a family – father, mother, and son,  who all proudly worked for the same company.  It’s with a sense…

Obstacles and Paths

Physical boundaries, missteps, miscues, mental roadblocks, disappointments, doubts and fears all give us the challenges that make us stronger, better, and whole. 

Meaningful Selfies

Today I decided that I was going for it – although I’ve been doing a lot of that over time.  It’s something I’m sort of known for doing, by those who really know me.  Sometimes “it” has been more complicated, while at other times quite simple. Today the mission fell into the simple category –…

I Am Willing

Too often we ask, “Why did this fail?”  Situations – often very similar, come up short.  Not because of what we do, but because of the questions we ask ourselves ahead of time and throughout.  After all, we’re all programmed to win, and to achieve greatness – our mind goes into auto pilot, even in…

What’s Love Got to Do With it?

What’s Love Got to Do With it?  Everything! On this day that we focus on love, may we remember that it should be a focus for us each day.  Loving the people in our lives – warts and all, despite their imperfections.  Loving ourselves, despite our flaws – without being too hard on ourselves, while…

Stones

When we look ahead to the things that are most important to us – the goals that mean everything to us, it sometimes seems overwhelming and daunting.  Can I do this, or is it too big for me? So we often do nothing – looking at something so large, and doubting ourselves. But the enduring…

To Sunsets and New Beginnings

I usually have a difficult time determining whether a picture I’m looking at is showing either a sunrise or a sunset.  Without being able to tell whether the sun is closer to east or west, I tend to be a little biased towards sunset, since I’m more of a “night owl,” and enjoy more sunsets…

Overlooked Preflight Instructions

Last week I traveled to Houston on business.  It was a typical non eventful trip. Uber to MARTA to plane. And as always, my earphones went on as I got to the MARTA train station.  The city passed me by, as I listened to my playlist.  And conversations passed me by as well, since the…

Restarts, Crashes, and Falls

  If you woke up in the Atlanta area this morning, you were treated to snow flurries, frigid temperatures and a sense of optimism.  Not every New Years Day is this cold in Georgia, but we can always count on the sense of optimism that comes with a clean slate.  New determination when it comes…

Obstacles and Mountains

Trips taken at midnight, and calls taken at 4am.  Words delivered to lift upward, received as “drama.”  Ideas meant as solutions, sitting idly to the side.  Soothing words and tough talk.  Pleas to see a professional acknowledged – and only acknowledged.  Projects and dreams put on hold for a little while. But there are milestones…

Baggage

I can’t remember her name, but I can still see her face. After class she walked up to me and said, “I’m so glad you asked that question.  I was wondering the same thing, but was afraid to ask.” The weight came off my shoulders, as baggage was lifted away. If you’ve traveled on an…