What sort of value are we providing to our personal relationships?
Take for example, the father who pays $100/week to send his son to a top-notch baseball trainer. That father might make the assumption that his investment in his child is a valuable gift, but in what way?
There is value in that experience, specific to sports skills, but the financial investment by the father adds only abstract value to the relationship that he has with his son. No matter how much it costs, it’s merely a money-gift, and the recipient can’t always quantify that.
Take now, the father who spends 2 hrs/week playing catch with his son in their yard instead. The relationship value added here is not abstract. Continue reading Time or Money?
Some folks, even I at times, find it impossible that any living thing could be glad simply of the gift of existence. Utterly impossible. Continue reading Gift of Existence
Take a single step.
Write down a late night thought.
Phone an old friend.
Read 2 pages in a book.
Drink 1 less beer.
Go to sleep 1 hour earlier.
If you can’t run a mile, run down the street and back.
If you can’t be joyful to everyone you interact with, just be joyful to 1 person each day.
Do not be intimidated by your ideals. Like a building is a culmination of bricks, your progress is a culmination of small choices. From where you are now, to the future you desire, is just a series of progressional inches.
It is easier to be consistent (which matters) when you don’t expect too much of yourself.
MANY INCHES > ZERO MILES
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years go. The second best time is now.”
– Chinese Proverb
Love you all.