I’ve learned that what’s in the package isn’t really the problem, it’s how we wrap it. We were over at a friend’s house and she said she admired the way I did something which I’d never really thought about or put it into words before. Ironically, it’s probably best when someone admires you for something you thought you were supposed to do anyways. She said … Continue reading Wrap it in a Story
Good OR nice (and which to choose when you can’t be both)… Good: that which is morally right. Nice: agreeable. From the time we’re old enough to interact with other children, we are grilled with something that, in itself is a good thing: “Corey, BE NICE!” Play nice, talk nice, look nice etc etc. What mom really meant was “Corey, get along … Continue reading I’m Nice
(Apologies for the photoshopped pic from one of the guys but it amuses me…) Question: Could you jump and risk everything to win everything? Could you actually do it? There comes a time in your life when you have to do it or you might lose it all…. C3P0: “Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!” Han Solo: “Never tell … Continue reading “Never tell me the odds!” Han Solo
Don’t we all envy whole hearted people? I mean people who can somehow walk into a situation where they know that doing the right thing or standing up for a cause means taking a beating for it? They walk in with a rueful smile and out with one and do the same thing the next day too. These are people I want in my corner. … Continue reading The Whole Hearted. Shame on You!
Like most people, I have a naked story. Vulnerability makes us feel naked. Unprotected. Weird. We don’t like it and we rarely hold it up as something to be admired but I can’t shake this feeling that we might all be missing something. Are the people I admire most the least vulnerable? Maybe that’s not the best way to put it – let’s try … Continue reading Shame on You! Vulnerability
Have you ever stood up and done the right thing? Did it cost you something? Did you stand alone? We all live by a code. The samurai had an amazing code that their feudal society was based on. Justice was the first law and courage the next. It may sound funny, but for North Americans to understand the concepts of honor, we … Continue reading The Way of the Warrior 1. Justice and Courage