Carve a Pumpkin

Oct 28, 2013 by

Halloween is in 3 days so you’ve still got plenty of time.

Your Truly Simple Action for this week is to carve a pumpkin.  Pretty simple huh?  Don’t just carve a pumpkin to carve a pumpkin.

Carve a pumpkin to spend time with your family and friends starting a new holiday tradition.

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Carve a pumpkin to decorate your house for all your neighbors to see.

Carve a pumpkin to cook the most amazing pumpkin seeds ever.

Carve a pumpkin to get yourself in the holiday spirit and have some fun.

So this week, go get yourself a pumpkins, gather your family and friends and get carving.

Also make some awesome pumpkin snickerdoodles or pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.   Both are amazing.

Ben…

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Some Monday Inspiration

Oct 21, 2013 by

 

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Write to your representative

Oct 15, 2013 by

So the government is shut down and everyone is mad at everyone else.  The congressional approval rate has dropped to an all time low of 5 percent.  I cannot wrap my head around that number.  How can you have a 5% approval rate and still keep your job?  I really don’t get it.  Suffice to say, our government is broken and 95% of the people don’t like how things are being handled.

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So what do we do about it?  We can share frustrating stories and news blurbs on Facebook or Twitter.  We can yell at the radio as the drive time news casters lament over what one side or the other is doing wrong.  We can do nothing, which is what most of us do, thinking the problem is too big, cannot be solved and I’m way too busy to get involved.

Or we can write a letter.  You don’t even need a stamp these days.  Just send an email.

I’m not saying you writing a letter will fix all the problems of Washington, but it’s a start.  Imagine if 10% of the people all wrote letters and told their representatives what they thought.   What if we could get 15-20% of the people to stand up and let their voice be heard that we are not sending our representatives to Washington to sit on their buts and shut down the government, but to actually do the work we send them their to do.  Just what if 50% of the people of america took the time to write one email to their representative.   I can’t promise anything, but imagine the representatives email systems overflowing with the voices of the people.  Imagine them actually hearing from those that they represent every single minute of every day, reading the words of those that they are supposed to representing.  I’m a dreamer, so imagine 95% of the country paying attention, standing up and letting their voice be heard.

We can all talk about how much we don’t like what’s going on, or we can start to do something about it.

I’m not calling for a march on Washington.  Let’s start small.  Let’s make it simple.  Just write a letter to your representative.

Tell them when you vote them into office and send them to Washington you expect them to work for you.

It’s very easy to find your local representative and send them an email.

Take a moment this week and let your voice be heard.  Tell others to do the same.  Maybe if enough people stand up and get involved in a small way we can start to fix some of the problems we don’t like in our government.  Let’s start small.  Let’s start simple.   Let’s stand up and see what we can do.

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Inch by Inch

Oct 7, 2013 by

Inch by inch we move forward.

Each day, a little more.  Each spare moment we have we strive to be better.

This is how we grow.  This is how we get things done.   It’s hard freaking work, but this is what gets it done.

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I promise not to make this entire blog about my new kid, but with the arrival the new bundle of joy, my grand plans and schemes have slowed down a bit, but never stopped.  Between taking care of the wife as she recovers and the kid when she’s resting, my time to get work done has diminished greatly, but we move forward a little at a time.

I try to read when I’m holding my boy as he sleeps.  I try to do calls when I take him and the puppy out for walks.  I try to do get done what I can when I can.  Inch by inch. Little by little.  I’m trying to keep the ball rolling and keep things moving forward.  Despite all my attempts, they don’t work all the time or as fast as I’d like them to.   It’s hardly ever as fast as I’d like, but its progress, very slow progress.

Inch by inch I will crawl forward and make things happen.  While progress right now might be slow, there is progress to be made.

Your TSA this week is to keep going.  Do something.  Anything.  Find even just 5 minutes to work toward your goal.  Never stop trying to be better.  Find any time wherever you can and get to work.  Make progress, even if it’s in small increments.

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