Selling junk to save lives

We have SO MUCH JUNK. Yep, WE – as in you and me. All of us have so much excess. Stuff laying around that “maybe someday I’ll need” or things that hold sentimental value. I’ll admit, I am a sentimental guy sometimes – I associate memories with things. But what if I could part with some of these unnecessaries, and as a result someone wouldn’t die – someone would, for the 1st time in …

A weekend at the lake

I’ve come to discover that March – July take the cake as my “busy season.” This timeframe wins in that category, not because it is when I work the most (that would be Christmas time probably) but because I reach my mental capacity and hit overload. Too many balls juggling in the air – and I don’t even realize it until it’s over. That’s why we all need our time …

The 4th of July

The 4th of July had new meaning this year, as most things have since September 19th of this past year. Every 4th of July before this has been a time to hang out, grill food, and watch fireworks. All of those same things happened this year, except with one small change. This year, as I sat on the lawn and watched the fireworks in the air, I found myself looking …

My constantly changing organization method

Ever since I was in middle school, my method for organization has been in constant state of change. Thankfully I’ve gotten a lot better at it since the days of my high school locker that I couldn’t open all the way for fear of things falling out into the hallway, but I’m still tweaking. So why does my method keep changing?  Anyone that knows me well, knows that I go …

Perspective

Today, I’m really focusing on the idea of perspective. Perspective really does shape our lives and it is important to understand what defines and controls it. It’s a powerful influence on the way we think, make decisions, and treat others. When my perspective is in relation to those who have more, better, cooler stuff for instance, I may tend to focus on and view my stuff as not enough or …

On a roll…

Do you ever feel sometimes like you’re on a roll? I do. My efficiency tends to come in spurts, and usually weeks or months at a time. All of a sudden, I feel like I can accomplish so much! These peaks are in stark contrast to the other spurts where I feel bogged down and totally unable to get anything done. I found myself wondering today what makes that difference, …