Friday, June 12, 2009

I'm Back!

I know, it's been a while. You know how life takes over and you forget to take care of yourself? That's been me for the last few months. I have been in school, working, and helping with the grandkids. All of that usually causes me to run out of time and feel very scrambled.
School has been awesome this term. I had a great instructor who actually gets my writing. I had not considered myself to be a writer and it hit me that I am. I may not be the best writer out there, but I am a writer. Of course, I told my brother (who has been the writer in the family), that even Pulitzer Prize winning authors have editors. I guess as long as I have an editor I'm good to go. LOL
I'm still looking for another job. I want something that will challenge me and that isn't happening at the moment. There really isn't much to choose from at the moment. Even this college town has had a lull in the hiring process. I just keep plugging along with it.
The rest of life these days consists of challenges though. My son is having a few issues we are trying to help him work out and I hope he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know we do. It is sometimes difficult to see the goal. You become so mired in the moment by moment events of the day, you don't see what's ahead. I know most people will say to take it one day at a time. I think there are times when you have to stop and take stock of the overall picture. Look at things as a whole and you will see how much better it is today instead of the way it was a month ago. If you can do that periodically, you can actually see the progress. The moral of the story kids is this: Remember to recognize the progress you make and you will begin to believe you can do it.
So much for my pep talk and I'll go for now, but keep looking. I plan to revisit some of the blogs I put on MySpace. I realized they still matter.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Outside The Box

I have often heard the expression "think outside the box". Most of the time it refers to business management or advertising. Today, I realized that it applies to many more aspects of our lives. Most people live in a box. All they see are the four walls of their lives. There is nothing outside of that. They are not open to outsiders or new ideas. What they see is a box. There are no opportunities to be found because they can see all there is inside their box. They will not meet people who might deeply affect their lives because those people live outside the box.
As I watched the inauguration today, I came to a conclusion that hit me like a ton of bricks. Prejudice lives in a box. It does its very best to keep others out because it would upset the balance of the box. Prejudice is an insidious part of society that should never be allowed to expand and infect anything or anyone outside the box.
Outside the box is a wonderful world where there are no limitations. We can expand our knowledge and experiences without something holding us to the four walls of a box. I hope that after the events of today, America will live outside the box.

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