And The Race Is On

In the metaphorical race we call life, I stopped running. The herd left me behind. My pace became comfortable, and I enjoyed the scenery, smell, and sounds around me. In a strange twist of fate, I noticed the other runners never left my field of view no matter how fast or far they ran. From…

Eating An Elephant

In the aftermath of a hurricane, a man once lost everything: his house, barn, sheds, and livestock. His property laid covered with debris to the point the ground was not visible. A local news-reporter was out surveying the damage when he spotted the middle-aged man staring. He asked the man how he was going to…

Lack-luster Superiors

Superior: to be higher in station, rank, or degree. A humble beginning fades from our eyes as we climb the corporate ladder. Not only have we earned the respect of others, we demand it. Love us, fear us; either way, you will do as we say. We are in charge. We will tell you what…

Who Is In Our Mirror

Our eyes open to greet another day. Not everyone is as lucky. As we look at the one in the mirror, we allow negativity to flow from our tongues in a river of disdain. Curse the morning aches, the bills that drive us to break, and curse the fools around us. How fortunate we are…

We Are Happiness

From across the room, a distant heart feels the warmth of a humble smile. Dopamine and serotonin create a sense of euphoria. A never-ending smile will not prove as beneficial as an occasional upturn of our dimples. Can our cerebral reactions create a lasting happiness? In a word, no. Happiness outlasts our chemical bliss. We…

Bad Moments

Every ounce of pain creates an emotional reflex. I am shaped, not by the pain but, by my reaction. I am in control of who I am. Some will cast a judgemental eye. Those are the ones still learning. Let them be and move on. My trials and tribulations are moments of strength training. With…

Symbiotic Relationships-4

In this last blog, of this topic, we will cover commensalism (+/0). This differs from mutualism (previous week) in that one member gains while the other is unaffected. Have you ever driven through the countryside and noticed those white birds flocking around cattle? Perhaps some of them are hitching a ride on the cattle’s back….

Symbiotic Relationships-3

Imagine a relationship where both members gain from each other. One may call it a win-win bipartisan. Think of it like a bee to a flower. The bee collects nectar, and in doing so, spreads pollen to other flowers. This relationship is known as mutualism (+/+). Mutualistic bipartisan benefits both parties. This is what a…

Symbiotic Relationships-2

Last week we covered the competitive relationship. We often see this type of unity in new relationships. And rightfully so. We all have a need for self preservation. But in order for a relationship to mature, someone has to give. That brings us to today’s blog. There are three types of “give-take” relationships (+/-) or…

Symbiotic Relationships-1

Love is a beautiful coexistence between two humans with two separate hearts that beat as one. Blah blah blah Reality is love takes time,work, patience, and understanding. Love goes up. Love goes down. On some days love comes easy and on others it makes no sense. Why can’t love just get along with everyone? In…