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It’s Not Okay to Be Alone – It’s a Necessity

The most important relationship in your life is not the relationship you have with your parents, or your spouse, or your children. The most important relationship you

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When you learn how to be yourself and how to be comfortable with yourself, you become your own friend, and a better friend to others.

 

have is the relationship you have with yourself.

Yet, it’s the one relationship we are most likely to ignore. In the face of all the competing needs for your time, it’s easy to forget to pay attention to yourself. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in what’s going on around you that you lose sight of yourself. Continue reading

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Joe is Ready to Ride

By this time next week, Joe Ostaszewski, founder of Wear Your Soul Foundation, will be setting off from Washington, DC, to go across America.

On His Bike.

Talk about Commitment!

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Henry and Joe Ostaszewski, co-founders of Wear Your Soul Foundation, made a commitment to change and now are preparing to ride across America.

Of course, he isn’t going to just ride his bike every day for the next two months. He’s going to talk to kids and their parents all along his route through Roanoke, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and a lot of smaller towns along the way, Continue reading

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Will You Choose Quality or Quantity at the End of Your Life?

It’s been 56 months since I placed an agonizing call to Iowa Hospice about my dad.

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For most of us, how our life ends is just a roll of the dice. A lucky few can intentionally choose quality or quantity for the number of our days.

 

With that call, he, and all of us, his family, entered the last leg of a journey whose outcome had been set two years earlier.

In the time since a spinal stroke, Dad had become a great-grandfather, had seen Mom sell the house they had lived in for 42 years, had given his most prized possessions – his HAM radio gear – to his only grandson-in-law, and had spent roughly 20,000 hours in a hospital bed or wheel chair. Continue reading

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