“Befoe practice could make perfect; perfect had to make practice” ~LoopholesOnLife.com
“Is there a God?”, “Was he an ‘invented’ by humanity”, “If he exists, what is he like?”
To play ‘devil’s advocate’ (pun intended) riddle me this:
If you knew the answer what, if anything, would you change about yourself?
So you’re looking for the answer to the “God Question”, huh? Lucky for you, the answer is readily available in the place you least suspect. Continue reading
“If you are what you eat; what would you be if you ate your words?”
The Pursuit of Happiness is both the answer and the challenge to those of us seeking it.
Pursuit implies an end. Yet, our “pursuit” does not end in this chapter of our journey until we close both the book and our eyes for the last time. However, there is a VERY simple solution to this VERY real dilemma, friends.
No grass is as green as the envy on the individual looking over the fence.
“Healing others takes patients; healing ourselves takes patience.”
~Loopholes on Life, 09.17.2012
The Good begets Good Loophole
Good breeds good. One good turn deserves another. Karma.
This post will be as short & sweet as our actions ought to be.
Yesterday I made a “Help Wanted” Post called “Take one for the TEAM“.
Karma In – Small Sacrifices:
In general, I highlighted the unfortunate order mix-up at Starbucks where I had ordered my usual White Chocolate Mocha, got a Mocha (which couldn’t taste MORE different), but due to the tension in the environment, the fact there appeared to be a new employee who was struggling to get into the swing of things, and the long line/wait I was already apart of — I opted to just move on and be thankful for a hot beverage.
It may seem a bit prima donna, but it truly is all about the little things!
Karma Out – Coming “Full Circle”:
Less than 24 hours later, I placed my morning coffee drink at the same Starbucks. They recognized me and said “you waited a long time yesterday, this drink is on us!”
Patience and kindness IS rewarded, friends. We tend to miss the opportunities all too often because of the latency involved. Be good because it makes sense to be good, but also know that things DO indeed come full-circle.
I am now enjoying, and am thankful for, another warm beverage this morning…
But this time it was my favorite kind, it was free, and it tastes like magic.
Until next time, friends, be good! 🙂
Anyone familiar with the delicious sweetness of a Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha and it’s sharp contrast with the chalky flavor of their traditional Mocha can understand the disappointment of my first sip this morning (after an extraordinarily long wait in the line no less).
It was clear that the individual on hook for crafting my drink was new and was also having a rough go of it today. The order right before me had been messed up as well (part of the longer-than-normal wait). I by no means encourage people to “always be complaisant”, your order is your order, and at some juncture it is important to provide feedback to ensure an individual can acknowledge a misstep, work on their accountability, and grow as an employee and person themselves…. HOWEVER, we all make mistakes, and sometimes when we’re bombarded with a series of them we are emotional wrecks which are unlikely to perform any better by ‘new knowledge of a misstep’…. sooo, if you can find the right opportunity this week:
Help Wanted! Take one for the team, and take it to the grave. Let a misstep slide, no matter how small or big – bear the cross for yourself, just this once. Sometimes the smallest ‘non-escalations’ can have the biggest impacts.
I really do not like mocha’s, I’d rather have a hot chocolate at this point. Yet I am using this example, of something so small and sooo insignificant, to be a more patient person myself. I may not like the taste of a mocha, but I am blessed to have a warm drink on this beautiful Sunday morning – and in another situation, that could be more than a person could ever ask or hope for.
Life is not a race, it is a journey that we travel at our own pace.
This post is about overcoming the ‘battle within’, the lyrics in this song were originally dedicated to a couple individuals that I thought needed it the most at the time — but by no coincidence, it ended up summarizing the story of all those ‘trying to find their way’, and I learned a lot about myself in the process…In fact, the last line of the second verse ultimately inspired the motto for this blog. 🙂
As we each travel down separate lanes on the same highway of life, “Getting up Now” is about our individual roads to redemption, a verse for each phase:
- Life’s tough & we self-destruct
- Know thyself, the decision to be a victim or victor
- Awakening to the truth of life & happiness
We tumble and fall… but we’re getting up now!
We stumble and stall… but we’re getting up now!
We set ourselves up, just to let ourselves down;
But we’re NOT letting up; we’re getting up right now!
“Just because mean describes the average of numbers in math, does not mean it describes the average person in society.”
~Loopholes on Life, 09.16.2012