In very small, but significant ways, make today about other people. Find somebody to compliment. Find somebody to help. Find somebody to hold a door open for. Find somebody to hug. Find somebody to thank.
Author Archive | Chazz Woodson
When all things are considered, privilege is not something that we can pretend we don’t have. It’s just a matter of how privileged are we compared to the next person. What advantages do I have that are available to me (for whatever reason) that are not available to the next person, and why aren’t they available to that person?
It’s June 23rd already, which means just about half of 2014 has already passed us by. Many of us, back in late December or early January set goals for the year. Some of us set one or two goals, while others set numerous goals.
What type of verbal and non-verbal communication are you using or avoiding today?
I received a text this morning. It was a picture of a bright, sunny, blue sky with the question “What could possibly go wrong on such a beautiful day?” This text was on the heels a of a very rough 2 days for this person.
Disagreement is healthy. Arguing can be healthy. Arguing with the intent of changing someone’s mind, or showing how “correct” we are, is often fruitless.
Remember this week, that we are purposed for whatever comes our way. Every headache, every issue, every strain, every struggle; focus on moving forward, even if it means crawling.
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
To what or to whom are you contributing today, outside of what is required by your life circumstance?
Here are 7 big #lessons I’ve learned over the last 9 years of #lacrosse and #life…
It’s important to be careful about the words we use to describe ourselves, and the phrases and descriptions we attach to ourselves. I’m guilty of it myself. Every time I fall asleep a little too early, or don’t feel like being out past10:30 or 11, it’s because “I’m old.”
There’s a time and a place for everything. There’s a time and a place to speak up. There’s a time and a place to remain quiet. There’s a time and a place to exert our influence. There’s a time and a place to mind our business. There’s a time and a place to defer to others. And there’s a time and a place to acknowledge or appreciate what we’ve done.
Far too often, we spend time milling over people, situations, and circumstances that are so fleeting in our lives that a month, a year, or 5 years from now we won’t even allocate a breathe for when we look back on it.
Enthusiasm is contagious no matter what area of life we are considering. And nobody can teach us to be enthusiastic.
There are a number of poems, quotes, and videos that capture the life and essence of the late Maya Angelou.