Fleeting Thoughts VIII

When loyalty triumphs over justice, chaos triumphs over peace. Peace is elusive when love for the self is preferred over love for others. Love for others reflects a generous spirit, while hatred for others reflects an insecure soul. Insecurity is founded in ingratitude. Ingratitude breeds insincerity in the same way that stagnant water breeds mosquitoes….

Build, Maintain, or Destroy

The choice to improve our state has always appeared to be a default setting for human nature. Just like the baby that learns to crawl before learning to walk and then run, adults also seek constant progress with the aim to achieve more comfort or fulfilment in their lives. The nature of this world is…

Reflections on the 20 Day Mental Wealth Challenge

It feels weird not having a specific topic to post about. The challenge definitely made me more consistent in my efforts to pick up my game in the writing space, but there appears to be more that I’m noticing that has changed. One thing that I’ve been keen to do at the end of this…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 19

That wholesome breakfast challenge from yesterday turned out to be quite a treat. I was also pleasantly surprised that my experimentation in the kitchen is yielding some delicious results as well. My daughter was amazed that I was capable of such a meal and I’m still not sure if I should take that as a compliment…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 16

The interesting thing about yesterday’s challenge is that it said that I needed to plan a tea or smoothie date with a friend. So I planned it. In my mind. With a friend. Now I just need to focus on implementing that plan.  Somehow, given our social lives that are so often anchored in social…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 11

Was it difficult for you to choose five things to give away yesterday? My daughters struggled with the challenge a bit. Being teens, they both deal with life and possessions from a sentimental standpoint and not an intellectual one. Oh, wait…most adults tend to do the same as well!  After some prompting and encouragement and…