Day 9, WC

Post some words of wisdom that speak to you.

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” James Dean

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” Socrates 

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” Socrates 

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” Socrates 

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” MLK Jr.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” MLK Jr.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” The Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” The Buddha 

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” The Buddha 

There are many more, but these are my favorites. 

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Day 8, WC

Share something you struggle with.

I feel the biggest thing I struggle with is over thinking. It can be to the point where I drive myself crazy. I’ve even made up scenarios that never happened nor would ever happen.

Although, I’ve learned a lot about myself by over thinking. It has made me research many things, and I’ve even found peace in meditation and yoga. Even turning to Buddhism has helped tremendously. 

I’ve read many books by Thích Nhât Hąnh. His words have inspired me to turn to the present moment by catching myself everything I start to over think and bring myself back to the present moment. Even his meditation style is unique and calming.

Even though this doesn’t stop nor eliminate the over thinking, it does help control it. Some ways it has helped me in my writing, and even drawing conclusions in certain situations. I am able, now, to control it more so than before. 

(This was from yesterday, just forgot to post)

Day 4, WC

Write about someone who inspires you.

The are several people in my life that inspire me in different ways. My parents inspire me, my brothers inspire me, my wife, my daughter, and even my boss inspires me. I guess in what context do I wanna write about those that inspire me.

My parents inspire me to be the best I can be all the time. In ways to be a better person, in general,  and to be a better father and husband to my little family. They have always been there for me, through any and everything I’ve had to go through.

My oldest brother inspires me to never give up and to try my hardest at anything I want to accomplish. He teaches me to be humbly successful in all that I do, and to push forward even if I fail. My middle brother inspires me to be resourceful and prepared for just about anything that might come along. Both of them showed me what it means to be a great father and continue to grow themselves each and every day. 

My wife inspires me to do the things I’m passionate about and pushes me to do them. For example, this Writing Challenge was her idea for me to do. She also inspires me to always be a great father and husband, by staying strong through everything we go through. Whether it be my surgery, as of recently, or our family’s income. She is always there to brighten the mood and is a wonderful role model for our daughter.

Speaking of our daughter, Belle inspires me to hold on to my imagination and wonder. The way she looks at things is so inspiring as if everything is so special in its own way, which it is. Her laughter and smile can warm any heart, and she is always so happy. She inspires me to not overthink and to take whatever life throws at you and continue on with a smile and a laugh.

Lastly, my boss, inspires me to be a leader and a more responsible adult. He too is someone I look up to as he is a wonderful father and husband, who puts family first, and yet still manages to keep the store together. It takes more than just me to get through life or even just the day. I have a better understanding of people, from him, and have gained confidence in my communication with others. 

There are several people in my life that inspire me to be a better me. Not in a way that changes who I am, but to make me a better individual and person, in whole. I’ve gained a better understanding of the world, relationships, and the order of Business Development through each of these people. And like them, everyday is a learning experience that will and should never end.

Day 3, WC

Your top 3 pet peevs.

1) mismatch socks

I’m not really sure why it is, but it really drives me crazy. If I don’t notice them then it’s fine, but if pointed out or if totally noticeable then that’s all I think about. 

My niece likes to do it on purpose just because she knows it bothers me, and she thinks it’s funny. Gotta love her though.

2) people eating chips or anything crunchy in a silent room.

It’s actually any kind of loud eating. If there is other noise going on that drowns out the eating noise then it’s not a bother. However, once it goes silent and that’s all I hear it’s torture.

3) lack of common sense 

This is one of those things that’s just hard to find now a days, especially in politics. Annoying as it is, however, I still feel compassion for the less fortunate who lack such an important critical thinking aspect in life. I mean how do you live without it? 

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