My friends, life is messy. Every facet of existence is going to challenge us as we go through some mud. Relationships are not for the feint of heart. Our friendships will test us and even come and go. The muck and the mud is where we find ourselves most often dealing with emotions that span the spectrum. We have things in our lives we aren’t proud of and very ashamed to admit. Good people go through bad things and that is a whole other discussion. Whatever you are going through, just keep going. You will get dirty and messy and it will hurt. Making something good means making a mess.
Everyone needs an imagination to get through life. Without the power to dream and to contemplate the impossible life does not move forward. Our imagination can fuel the possibilities of today and tomorrow. Everyone needs and imagination in order for them to get through daily challenges where we need solutions. When we stop using our imagination we truly die inside. We are inspired and challenged when we imagine what can be done to make life better or to do something extraordinary. Don’t forget to use your imagination today for good, good people. As John Lennon once sang “Imagine All The People”
Being present means being in the here and now. For many, me included, the past might be a more comforting place but the stark reality of what is currently happening keeps me at attention for what is going on moment by moment. Many people depend on us being present so that we may accomplish the work that needs to be done. Our lives can be impacted by the present situations we find ourselves in some of our own making some out of our control. No matter what we have to be present to our own lives.
Sometimes one thing can lead to another. I broke a tooth recently and when my dentist took an x-ray of the messed up molar a tooth right next to it was discovered to have a cavity. I suppose I need to do a better job of taking care of my choppers/teeth. Cavities are expensive and painful. Too many of them would lead to something more extreme.
Agile is the ability to be nimble and alert. There are circumstances when being agile can help you be able to do different things when life demands it. Sometimes you have to work from places you aren’t used to. We all have our preferred place and space but being agile can help you react to life’s changes. Agility means being smart and perceptive so you can adapt when needed. In this day and age change comes at you fast, at least that is what a commercial on TV says.
It takes a change of conditions to make things weathered. Rain, snow, wind, cold, hail, heat all things that can alter the way things look. Buildings and humans are both impacted and can become weathered, tired and ready for something new.
We all need something to reward us, to keep us going. I enjoy a good treat as a way of motivating me. Everyone has their own ideas of what a treat should be. Food, favors, or other things are the fuel that can make us all work a little harder. Sometimes its just a matter of indulging yourself for no particular reason at all. So as they say in the TV show Parks and Recreation “Treat Yo Self”.
A funnel is a handy thing to have when you want to put liquid or something else from one source into another. In sales its good to have some accounts and possible transactions in a funnel that you can close. Bad people funnel money from one place to another illegally. It’s interesting how the word funnel can be associated with a wide array of functions that are helpful to harmful.
A reservation is what you make for a restaurant that secures you have a table at that establishment for a specific time and date. A reservation can be something you aren’t so sure about which having that doubt and fear can sometimes save your life. Those are two different explanations for the word reservation but you know its good to have a reservation for food and for safeties sake in this crazy world we live in.
In this age of devices and technology are we having real, genuine conversations anymore. Other than what you see on chat shows are people engaging in dialog that can make change, make a difference, make sense. It seems that talking and action can be two separate things. It’s interesting how conversations can change things good or bad. So our words have so much power that its necessary to choose them wisely.