The other day I was using Siri on my phone to find some information. I was quite pleased with her prompt and accurate finds, so I felt the need to thank her. I said, “muchos gracias Siri.” But what Siri heard was “muchos grassy us.” Oh my Southern accent! Siri is seriously not a Southern girl! We may break up soon. No. Not really.
When we were young society tried to instill in our minds the belief that if one works hard, takes their vitamins, is a good person and does what’s right, life will turn out pretty good. And for the most part I guess this could be true. That doesn’t mean life is easy or that you will get your way or reach your goals.
There’s no guarantee you will reach your goal. There is no magic wand to be waved which instantaneously produces that for which you desire. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. You can work your tail off to achieve a certain objective only to have success ripped from your grasp.
So what does this tell us about life? I believe this reality teaches us there is more value to be found in the seeking than in the attaining. It reminds me of how much fun I have planning a vacation and then anticipating the trip. I almost enjoy that part of the vacation more than I actually enjoy the vacation itself!
And so it is with working toward goals.
I might be disappointed that I didn’t reach a goal, but if I worked hard and gave my best then I actually did achieve something…didn’t I?
I’ll be curious to read your view on this idea so be sure to continue the conversation in the comment section.
So, I went back even further down the line that produced my Spanish ancestors. That one is allowing me to go back the farthest so far. I’ve run into dead ends on a lot of the others — Ancestry.com wants me to pay for an upgrade on many of them (I have the basic package). Anyway, my Spanish ancestors originated as Germanic tribes before the time Christ was born, but I’m not sure which tribe. These people appear to have migrated to Spain around 400 or 500. The records go back even earlier, but no dates are given BC and women are no longer listed. I decided to stop there.
Out of curiosity, I decided to look up the history of German migrations. It turns out my findings in my family tree about a migration to Spain taking place among certain Germanic tribes during the…
Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most. But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.
You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!
March 15th has a sting to it. The kind like cold winter air hitting your warm face. A sting like a knife slowly pressed into your soul, never to be removed again. March 15th carries the weight of the world’s saddest souls, and only casts shadows among the living on this day. March 15th is cursed in a way, that only those in our inner circle can understand.
March 15th is when we lost our best friend : a father, husband, son……tragically taken too soon in a mechanical accident at a meat processing plant. March 15th is a day nobody will ever forget, as it was this wretched day that stole our friend, and changed the course of all of our lives forever.
Yes, for the last five years, March 15th rolls around and tears open a healing wound, only to set the process over again. It is such a…