Michael's Lessons Learned from Living

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Mothers Day A time for Appreciation and Peace

Mother's Day is the day you show appreciation to the one that gave you birth. You show your love in the form of a card, letters, flowers, gifts, phone calls, or a visit. It is hard to find anyone who does not appreciate their mothers. You give thanks to the one that sacrificed for you. She put you... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

The struggle to maintain our focus.

Many years ago, I attended a self-improvement seminar. The speaker talked about why it is so vital to maintaining your focus. At the time, I did not really understand the value of that knowledge. Focus is one of the pillars needed to complete our goals in life. It is easy to make a goal. What stops... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

No matter how long we live we will never know it all.

I have been blessed to see my early 60s. Now, as I contemplate retirement. I am humbled to consistently understand that I still have so much to learn. Despite all the knowledge it took for me to survive the task they call living. My mind is blown by the fact that I still feel like I have so much... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

We have everything we need.

Listen, I know this really sounds crazy. Why would an intelligent person ever say that out loud? " We have everything we need." Obviously, you might be thinking he doesn't know my situation. When you really think about it. It is absolutely true. Now I must admit I have lived a blessed life. Yet I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Valentines Day Reminder

It's Valentine's Day once again. Eat the chocolates. Smell the flowers. Purchase the perfect card. But, is that really all there is to this holiday for lovers. Unfortunately, the answer is an absolute NO. When we observe Valentine's Day. We give homage to why Love is so important. Now I know for a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Respect is more important than you think.

I am so overwhelmed by the lack of respect we see each day. In the 60s and 70s, we were told to respect our elders, the law, and our faith. Yet, when I was young, I did not understand how important that lesson would be to my life. What exactly does the word respect mean. " a feeling of deep... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The best gift you can give this holiday season.

I love Christmas. It is one of the best holidays of the year. When I was a child, I couldn't wait to see what Santa had left me under the tree. However, as I grew older, I discovered that the best presents can't be wrapped and placed under the tree. This present is as powerful as the heat of the sun... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Every Day Should Be Thanksgiving Day

We all know that the first Thanksgiving in America involved the Pilgrims and the Indians. The Pilgrims, in 1620, landed on Plymouth Rock. They befriended the Indians, each sharing one of the most noted Thanksgiving meals in American History. Why did it take so long before America would declare... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Who has all the answers ?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? It is a question that has often been asked. What is the answer? Is there really an answer? I have often been called to be a trainer. Presently I am employed as a lead systems engineer. When I train a new engineer, they often want to know all the answers.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Listening without Judgement

Prejudgement is the most overlooked part of communications. Yet, whether we want to believe it or not, the truth is before a person even says one word, we judge them. You see, our past experiences influence the way we listen. The first damaging communication flaw is our vision. Immediately we judge... Sign in to see full entry.

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