Thursday, October 25, 2012

Balance

There’s a healthy line between celebrating community and information online, and keeping a moment private and personal.  We have an innate desire to be heard, to be included, and to be valued. Social media validates a lot of that, and used in conjunction with your offline life, it can be a healthy measure for finding your voice in a loud, deafening crowd. But when it replaces our three-dimensional life*, we start missing the moment and translating it as a good photo, status update, tweet, or blog post. Instead of it being just what it is—a moment in time that engages our senses and deserves all our attention.

*three dimensional life is a concept I've been reading about that is discussed as there are three dimensions of any complete life to which we can fitly define as: length, breadth, and height.
  • Length of life as we shall use it here is the inward concern for one’s own welfare. In other words, it is that inward concern that causes one to push forward, to achieve his own goals and ambitions. 
  • Breadth of life as we shall use it here is the outward concern for the welfare of others. 
  • Height of life is the upward reach for God. Now you got to have all three of these to have a complete life.
Finding Balance is my toughest struggle & often my largest failure. 

Quote of the Day ...

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do"

~ John Wooden

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wise Beyond his years...

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~ Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Couple interesting quotes for the day...

I read / found a couple great quotes today & wanted to share them:

1. A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. (Prov 18.6)

2. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. (Prov 17.28)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Surprise! We're Expecting!



A Puppy!... lol

That was a joke that we made over the weekend. Michelle and I both Posted the Surprise line on Facebook this past weekend. We found it quite funny, but people took it a little more seriously than i had thought. Within minutes, I started getting the congrats and such. I had to let the joke out once some co-workers were responding. I didn't want to come into work on Monday to see a bunch of congrats notices and such.



Anyways... We are getting a puppy. A Burnese Mountain Dog. It's been a long process of looking at different breeds - comparing their needs - and then finding a breeder. Right now it looks like she'll be coming to us on Feb. 6th. I am really looking forward to getting her!
Here are some pictures of the puppy at 6wks.