By the Seeds You Plant

Don’t Judge Each Day by the Harvest You Reap but by the Seeds That You Plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson We Might Not See the Return on the Seeds Planted We may never end up able to see the full return on the seeds we have planted. But, if we don’t plant very many seeds, we... Continue Reading →

Weakness to Strength

His Strengths Were Visible Growing up I remember Michael Jordan as one of the most amazing athletes. His strengths were so visible. If the sport of basketball was brought up, his name was part of the conversation. When you watched him fly down the court and gracefully fly towards the net, you couldn’t help but... Continue Reading →

A Box of Chocolates

You Never Know What You Are Going to Get If you have watched the movie Forrest Gump, most likely, you can’t help but remember the famous line, “Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to get”.   Life is unpredictable and confusing at times.  Like with a box of chocolates,... Continue Reading →

Proud to Serve

  For What's Behind Him A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.  The Solider's Response A few months ago, I had the opportunity to thank a soldier.  He responded, “Of course.  It’s an honor. It’s what we are proud to... Continue Reading →

You Can Always Dig Deeper

Width and Depth Photo by Cristian Palmer on Unsplash You Can Do Something About Width and Depth “You can’t do anything about the length of your life. But you can do something about its width and depth” (Evan Esar). Go Deeper Than Usual Dare to pursue interests and passions. Explore the unknown. Whether it be information, people, places or... Continue Reading →

Don’t Fear Failure

It is More Risky to Be Complacent Photo by John T on Unsplash Possible to Be Too Satisfied The literal meaning of Complacency’s Latin root is, “Very Pleased”. It is possible to become too satisfied to a point where no amount of change, growth, or improvement seems necessary. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact... Continue Reading →

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

Words to Live Your Best Life By Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash Sound Advice Steve Jobs told students at Stanford University’s 2005 graduation, ‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish”. Strive for More- Be Uncommon In addition to Jobs, coaches will often encourage their athletes to “Stay Hungry”. The mindset not being one that lacks gratitude, but one that focuses on... Continue Reading →

3 Words To Live By

No Matter What Happens…It Goes On Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash 3 Words In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on (Robert Frost). It Goes On Days are packed with amazing moments, the most beautiful scenes, scary experiences, sad feelings, frustration and thousands of moments that test us. No matter what happens... Continue Reading →

Shatter The Glass 40 Mile Run

My Marathon Was Cancelled I remember the moment when I found out the Glass City Marathon in Toledo was canceled.  I knew it was coming as a result of cancellations and closures due to the COVID-19 Virus.  But, it didn’t make it easier.  I was really disappointed. A month or so later, my friend Marvin,... Continue Reading →

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