Monthly Archives: October 2014

Up to You

UpIt’s up to you.

Simple, right? Cliché, maybe? Must be, because people say it all the time. Because it’s something you’ve heard all your life.

You’ve heard it.

But have you listened? If you’re like me then the answer is a resounding, unequivocal, “No.”

It’s up to you, as an individual in control of your own life. What do I mean? Everything you want it to mean. Your life is your life. You have all the power.

Even if you believe in fate, destiny, or a predetermined path dictated by a higher power, the bottom line is that it is all up to you. There can be no path without the actions you take. From choosing to get out of bed in the morning to where you go to work every day. From where or whether you go to college to the people that you decide to date, marry or leave behind.

I never listened. Continue reading

Be a Person

Be A PersonI follow “Humans of New York” on facebook because I love that city and I love the stories. I find them incredibly thought-provoking and feel they create a marvelous sense of wonder and universality (i.e. we are not alone). I came upon a post last week of an elementary school aged girl with a smile on her face. The question posed her was, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” to which she answered, “a person”. My reaction was, yes, young lady, that is exactly what we should all focus on as we move through our lives. And I wasn’t surprised a six year-old understands that better than say, a forty-six year-old. Continue reading