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Self Centered

Internal View of Myself

Feeling OK

Woke up this morning with a desire to listen to Bob Dylan’s Another Side of Bob Dylan.  Got the urge halfway through the album to post the above picture of myself.  I do this not in vain selfishness, but rather a self-centered sense of feeling good about who I am.  I do not recall exactly why Bob Dylan instilled the thought that a photo of my mug would boost my ego in a positive way.

I usually tend to avoid such imagery, since most come across as vain and self-absorbed.  But for some reason (along with a heathy dose of positive input via my adoring wife), I like this mug shot.

I am genuinely happy and content in this picture.  No posing or “looking good for looking good’s sake”.  All natural me.  I think I look good.  I mean, I think I look good most days, but in this I look quite self-assured in my life.  And that is awesome.

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Self-Esteem is something I never quite had a problem with.  I did have the occasional run-in with Self-Doubt and his cousin “What If”, but for the most part they left me to my own devices.  I found that my choices in life usually brought me right back to the middle ground.  Not to say that looking upon the lifestyles of my friends who were on the extremes weren’t enticing or jealousy-inducing.  They were.  But in the grand scheme of things, they weren’t as rooted in my life as a good helping of “I feel good where I am now.”  I’d like to think I’ve developed a good sense of Who I am and where I belong in the grand play of plays.

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I wish everyone the same balance.  May you find and hold onto your personal Center and not let go of it.

Late Night Post

[Re-posted from my Facebook account]

(and a poem)

Close your eyes and open your mind, for the light of your spirit shines ever so bright. let it glow and let go of your burdens for there is no such thing as a free ride.

For those that believe – May God bring you joy – but do not forget that YOU are the chooser of the choices – and no one – NO ONE but you may choose for you.
For those that believe – May your spirit soar high and free among the winds of time, for that is all that matters in the grand scheme of the wheel.

May the new year bring hope, joy, and happiness to you and yours.

I silently talk with my late friend – ask him for guidance and help.

He does not answer.

I do not blame him.

He is no longer with us.

I smile and remember the advice he dished out years ago.

Still relevant.

May we all someday find such wisdom in each and everyone we meet.

Everyone has a story

Everyone has a truth to share

Listen closely and you shall see

the open landscape of your own thoughts.

Sit back and soak in the advice of strangers

for it is the ones we do not know that will give us the profound insight

Go to sleep this evening a well rested being

knowing that you listened well and took what you could

to get you through tomorrow

Good night all.

Good night all.

A good night indeed.