Archive for June, 2010

From Memorial Day to a Better Future

June 4, 2010

As an American and a USN Retired Veteran, I truly hope and pray that everyone had a great Memorial Day and weekend. Therein, I certainly hope that there were thoughtful and sincere moments of reflection and gratitude for all of our brothers and sisters that were “the brave” so that we could be “the free,” especially those who paid the ultimate price.

In fact, I also wish that those moments served (and will continue to serve) as an inspiration that positively impacts every aspect of your lives. I believe that we all need inspiration, as a motive force to overcome the proverbial cancer of stagnation. As I have said before (in a previous post — it’s worth repeating), we are all here for each other. Just as the bees are a vital part of the ecosystem, we are all part of a larger organism. Despite the planet population total, we each in our own way, affect the world around us, and hopefully for good.

“No man is an island.”
~John Donne (1572 – 1631)

This concept has a great deal of meaning for me, because of the profound way that others have impacted me, and how those encounters can be objectively analyzed to explain my life journey. Sound like some sort of classroom lab physics project? Well, as a matter of fact, that is exactly what I am doing. In accordance with the purpose of this blog, my search includes an inward component, including a cause-and-effect analysis to aid in formulating my future.

Thus, as I examine and ponder, I evaluate all of the influences upon my life, and treasure all of the positive.

“Positive reinforcement is the best motivator of professionals…to miss a chance to give that reinforcement is inexcusable.”
~RADM L. E. Angelo

In closing, I wish for you many positives to charge your conversion of power, and that I may be one of them! Take care and God bless.