Our biggest struggle doesn’t need to be

Florida Wildflower
Rare Florida wildflower during yesterday’s run.


You know the whole notion of the serenity prayer? To be able to tell the difference between what we can and cannot control.

How’s that working out?

Here’s what i’ve discovered over the years:

My biggest struggle came from not working hard enough nor long enough to intuitively know what i can’t control.

So i hung onto the impossible-to-change stuff. A heavy emotional burden.

Hanging onto this was hell.

Letting go of everything i cannot control is bliss.

Came to find out i focused on what i couldn’t control so i didn’t have to focus on what i can.

Crazy. Stupid even.

Why else would i do it?

Do i still worry about things i cannot control?

The only acceptable answer is, “No”.

Does this sound familiar?

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Dear readers, will our constant struggle go away?

Bandage over blood draw needle insertion.
Annual blood work yesterday at Quest Diagnostics.


Focus, discipline, intentionality and purpose are essential in overcoming the daily onslaught of expected and unexpected to-do’s.

The constant struggle to keep up is better, if you really think about it, than the daily struggle to medicate, distract, and entertain ourselves away from the pain of being buried.

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Back To… You Win Some And Lose Some

I wonder if he thought the day was an epic failure? Probably not.

Compared to two days ago, yesterday was an epic failure. The whole Family was off (MLK day) and we even had two other boys for most of the day. Beautiful weather too.

For years I’ve told everyone I work seven days a week in order to have some semblance of work life balance. But being a holiday and three day weekend, I swore I wouldn’t, not on a holiday.

Alas, the road to heck is paved with good intentions.

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