Angels among us

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As everyone knows, life can be pretty difficult at times.  At one point, or another, we will be faced with challenges that can push us to our limits and sometimes things seem pretty impossible to handle.  Sometimes we all need a little helping hand…someone to show the way when we feel lost, to pick us up when we don’t have the strength to stand on our own.

Do you believe in Angels?  I do.  I’ve experiences them many times.  Here are two true examples.

In August of 2007 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer that … Continue reading

Drops in the cosmic ocean

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Almost every evening, I like to sit out on our balcony and stare into the sky.  I’ll try to stare as far into space as I can.  Looking past the stars and focusing on the blackness.  It always fills me with a sense of awe, knowing I am seeing for millions, or even billions, of miles and through millions of years in time.

When I do this, I get this sense of smallness.  I am a simple creature on a chair somewhere on a tiny planet lost in the enormity of the cosmos.  All the pettiness that surrounds us all, … Continue reading

Lessons learned from an orange tree

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The Universe has a strange way of teaching us Life lessons and speaks to us in the most unexpected ways. The key is to stop and listen to what is being said.

A few years ago, summer of 2007 to be exact, I was diagnosed with cancer. That Christmas, after several months of chemotherapy, I was feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. I was tired of the needles, the drugs and feeling sick. I was tired of being tired. I was growing tired of fighting.

One day, my wife came home with a bag of oranges. Not entirely that uncommon … Continue reading

We’re exactly the same, only different

A square peg in a round hole

“Variety is the spice of Life.”. Ever hear that? I’m sure you have. It is a rather ubiquitous saying which means it is the differences that make life interesting and flavorful. That the world would be a boring, mundane and bland place if everyone was the same.

Could you imagine a world where everybody dressed like you? Talked like you? Thought and acted like you? A world where everybody enjoyed the same activities and could perform them the same way, with the same skill and prowess as everyone else? How absolutely horrendous that world would be!

It would be a … Continue reading

Are you afraid, apathetic or lazy?

Life can be difficult, don't despair

What holds you back? Based on the nature of this site, i can only assume that many of you have a vision impairment of some sort. As such, I will then assume that many of you will say that your vision loss is what holds you back. It would seem logical, right?

Of course it’s logical. The world is a highly visual place. Most things are designed to be seen. Not being able to see means we are at a distinct disadvantage. On top of all this, we need to dea Continue reading

Making mistakes makes you great – Lessons from my father

Making mistakes makes you great

I make a lot of mistakes, and I’m okay with that.

No, I’m not trying to be all cute or clever.  I’m completely serious. There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes.  In fact, I encourage you to make more of them.

Every time I make a mistake, fail, or lose, I learn something new.  In life, far more lessons are taught in defeat than are ever taught in victory.  By making mistakes, I also know that I am doing new and interesting things.  If you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t pushing boundaries and life is actually pretty boring.

None of the … Continue reading