A game from the past. Brought to present. These two love it.
Simple. Fun. Interaction. No screens. Bonus.
Matching cards. Counting. Friendly banter.
Over and over. Go Fish.
Thankful for this holiday weekend and some extra time to be a dad, and more time at home with the family. Maybe a walk, maybe some LEGO play – they’ve been into this a lot lately – and a few hands of Go Fish with the kids.
…without the cloth. “ This idea, this image, from the sci-fi film “Contact”, Matthew McConaughey’s character explains himself this way…
…and it resonated with me then, and it resonates with me now.
Most of my life I’ve felt a sense of personal relationship with God, the Devine, somehow, someway. But I’m no priest, no minister, no mystic…I’m just a guy. I’m just a guy going though life. I’m a dad trying to do right by my kids.
I’m just a guy trying to do right I’m the world, with those around me. I’m just a guy feeling God is right here with us, right now.
I read scripture and sometimes it just resonates, it seems to transcend the hundreds, maybe thousands of years since it was written. Like this, “… and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
I don’t need a special cloth to understand some of it, maybe a lot of it. Let it speak to you. You might be the same.
The pace, the race, what does it all mean? What’s the intent, the destination, when does it end?
Put ourselves into these conditions, circumstances, situations, often chosen, sometimes not.
The very reason, purpose, to move forward, go forward, live, be, do. We only get one go, make the most, mostly in, ready. But times not, and then what? The angst, the pit, it uncertainty, certainly difficult at times.
The pace sometimes a bit too quick, unexpected; or maybe it’s the anticipated, what’s expected, that’s the cause. Don’t fear the pace, it has its place.
And so, Live, Be, Do, how about you? Why are you in, here? It’s the very purpose, intent, be intentional, much we can do, so let’s do.
I might have used that title before, not sure. Regardless, it should probably be a regular reference to posts on this site. After all, I seem to be forever inspired by things around me, events that transpire that are positive and uplifting.
In these COVID pandemic times, when America (and other countries too) are in societal turmoil, finding the good and sharing it, well…that’s fundamental to survival!
So here are a couple from the last few days, each a (maybe) unexpected victory for different athletes in different sports, getting the win and thus lifting themselves, and their careers, to another, higher level. Great for them of course, but great for others too, if you allow yourself to seep into their stories a bit, and be inspired.
The life lessons are timeless: Keep Going, Keep Working, Keep Striving —
From Agence France Presse, PARIS – “Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country’s first-ever Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992.
The 19-year-old Swiatek, at 54 the second-lowest ranked women’s Roland Garros finalist in the modern era, is the ninth first-time major champion in the past 14 Grand Slams.
The 19-year-old Swiatek, at 54 the second-lowest ranked women’s Roland Garros [French Open] finalist in the modern era, is the ninth first-time major champion in the past 14 Grand Slams.”
From the Telegraph, UK – “Alex Dowsett solos to superb stage win at Giro d’Italia…It gave the Israel Start-Up Nation rider his second career Giro stage win, seven years after his success on the stage eight time trial of the 2013 edition, and a first grand tour victory for his young team. ‘He’s done it. Alex Dowsett, one of the nicest riders you could ever have the pleasure to meet, has won stage eight at the Giro d’Italia. The Israel Start-up Nation rider finished the stage 1min 15sec ahead of Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers) who pipped another Briton, Matthew Holmes (Lotto-Soudal), to the line to take second.'”
Inspiration everywhere, everyday. And it doesn’t have to be athletes’ victories on the world stage. It can be your next-door neighbor waving ‘Hello’, a work colleague’s success, a friend’s triumph.