Thursday, July 26, 2018

It's What You Are that Counts


It’s What You Are That Counts
  
Seth Godin speaks: “It shouldn’t matter what you look like.  What matters is that you’re taking your turn.”
What To Do when It’s Your Turn


We place such a high value on looks, it seems, and yet, is that all there is? 

The essentials are this … what lies inside of you?
What are your core principles?
What do you do when no one is watching?
Is honesty a part of every dealing in life?
What do you have to offer?

We need you to take your turn.  Don’t dress up. Don’t get your hair done.  Don’t buy new clothes or shoes.  Don’t put on fresh makeup.

Do what you do best.  We don’t care about looks.  We care about the other great qualities that may be hiding underneath the fa├žade. 

Get in line.

Show us YOU!


This is what is on
my mind today.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Living the Dash


Living the Dash

Walk in any cemetery and you’ll find headstones that read something like this: 

John Smith
1910-1994

Note the dash.  What did John Smith do during all those years of his life?

What indeed.


What am I doing since my birth, and what about you?

We live.  We make an impact.
Some of us create.
Some build.
Some manage.
Some raise families.
Some sing, or write or act.

Life happens, and we move through it.  Ah, but what is our contribution?

I’m not trying to cram into my dash as much as possible.  Some do, and if that is their speed, then go and do.

Anymore, I’m going for quality.  I’ll pause and smell a rose on Sunset as Carolyn and I walk along.

I’ll stop and enjoy a few bars of music coming from unexpected outdoor speakers.

I’ll smile and wave at small children and laugh at their giggles and smiles.

I’ll keep writing insights as they come along.  I’m still searching for the idea for the blog heard ‘round the world.

I’ll keep living and breathing.
I’ll keep whispering “I love you” to CB.
I’ll keep saying words of hope and encouragement to those nearby.

And I’ll keep hoping.  I’ll hope my fellow man and I can continue to get along.  I’ll hope my government will rule wisely, with consideration for all of us.

And I’ll trust in the God of my understanding. 

And when my dash ends …

Memories of something I’ve said, or written, or done, may linger in someone’s mind and keep me alive a few breaths longer.


This is what is on
my mind today.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration


Friday, July 13, 2018

Real Reality


Real Reality

Opinions abound.  Everybody has an opinion these days.  If you doubt that, just spend ten minutes on social media sites.

Really, though, what is real and what is reality? 

The hardest work I’ve ever done is knowing and understanding myself, and I’m
still not through.  I am learning how to choose based on my own parameters, my own understanding of life.  I am learning in whom to trust, for not everyone who opens their mouth speaks from truth and with strait considerations.  (That’s a fancy way of saying ‘sometimes people lie.)

And on other’s opinions:
This is about all that needs to be said on that topic.


 
Once we master that one, we start our journey toward REAL!

It’s just opinion, man.  Opinions are a dime-a-dozen in most stores and from many news sources.  I say, “Learn to form your own opinions, on self and on the condition of our world.

Really.


This is what is on
my mind today.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration