Posts tagged what matters most
Beginning the craft

I've been thinking a lot about my goals. I typically write down all that I want to accomplish in the upcoming quarter - three months is a good guideline for me. And most of those goals are tied to me - not to things I want, but things I want to do.  They require action.

Take writing and posting every day (yes, I've test driven this concept and I'm gonna do it this quarter) or building my photographic body of work (it's important to me).... They require me to do something. To go beyond wishful thinking.

Developing a side project, helping a favorite non-profit tell thei story... Takes time to craft. And that's maybe the key/secret sauce/cornerstone to accomplishment. Aligning, writing, analyzing mean nothing if you don't take the time to craft. 

Butt in chair, pen in hand, camera at the ready... Time to begin the craft. 

gratitude and the importance thereof

Sometimes life grabs hold of us and we forget how important gratitude is. We know we are lucky, blessed in fact. But we forget.

We forget that what makes us so blessed is the smallest of small things.The wink, the smile, the compliment, the cup of tea, the listening ear, the hidden strength - the small things we forget to say thank you for. We forget mostly because we are consumed by the big things - the things we sometimes think matter the most.

And yes, it's wonderful to have big things that consume our attention and perhaps they matter. But not the most. What matters the most - what is the most beloved - is to be grateful for the kind heart and the soft smile. And then returning it one hundred fold.