This Memorial Day R. Perkins Blog would like to thank all the veterans for their service, and remember the fallen heroes and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others may remain free. God bless, and be kind, everybody!
Shelter and safety. They make us feel comfortable and secure. We have a lot of comfort and security and shelter here in america. Rarely do we feel truly threatened or at risk. We go places we know are safe and we take part in activities that are completely within the realm of safety. Even when we risk a little it’s a conscious decision with as much safety measures in place as possible. We have so little risk in our lives we have to inject tiny amounts of it via perceptively dangerous recreational activities that are still extremely controlled.
With all this shelter comes, for me at least, a diminished sense of adventure and a disconnection with the experience of life and spontaneity. How can we truly connect with our surroundings if there’s a constant buffer separating us from it? When’s the last time you felt the touch of grass…
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After a long, fun Skype chat with a friend this morning the subject of ‘debbie-downer-glass-always-empty’ people was top of mind, as we shared stories about people we know living in that state, to the point it’s become a habit. We all have issues, there’s always something that’s less than perfect going on in our life, and that folks is life… no one promised a daily dose of sunshine and lollipops. However, how we react is within our control.
The BIG, tragic stuff, yep, that’s going to pull you down, and all of us will empathize and support you during the trials. But the little, insignificant stuff that people whine and complain about daily; the paper was late, clouds are out, the coffee wasn’t that great, the neighbors dog barked, a call dropped, the exaggerated crisis’ are endless. Every suggestion us positive people make get countered with why it won’t work…
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