November 23rd, Wednesday, 2016
“Life is good, bad, beautiful and ugly – but it is all experience, so drink it up and guzzle it down my friends, for it is all that we are given!” EB
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” Joseph Campbell
Well – I would like to wish everyone in the world Happy Thanksgiving. This has been a really interesting year to say the least. Crazy at the worst. Whoever coined the term “reality is stranger than fiction” really hit it on the head. Britain leaves the EU and we elect DT as our next president. Who would have thought? Well that is life. And I am thankful for all of it – if things always went our way…well it would get pretty boring. Take social media for instance, i.e. Facebook. In the last couple of months there have been some pretty strong opinions expressed. At one point, I felt that it might be better to get off Facebook all together. But as I looked at all these different opinions I realized that this is important. We are creatures of comfort and habit. It takes a concerted effort to get ourselves in a state of discomfort and to break old habits. Growth only occurs when things fail or don’t go our way. So in this vein of thought, I try to remind myself each day that I need to surround myself with people, both physically and virtually who don’t have the same view that I do. And this is where Facebook becomes an incredible tool – you now have the ability to access the opinions and knowledge of thousands of other individuals, sometimes millions. And what do you find? That not everyone has your same view!! This is a good thing. This puts us in a state of discomfort. And from this discomfort growth will occur and old habits might get broken. So enjoy the banter on Facebook and if it makes you a little uncomfortable – well so much the better!
The picture below is from my daughter in Steamboat Springs this week. Beautiful.