Courage

Mar 9 2016

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Aging, Anxiety, Appreciation, Character, Clarity, Compassion, Courage, Death, Growth, Hanging In There, Inspiration, Life

GAME OVER

GAME OVER

I have never reposted a blog before. And if I have it certainly wasn’t two months after the initial publication. But the man who wrote this wonderful blog died suddenly yesterday.  Carl Rahn Griffith was a very insightful man. He came upon some difficult times. He learned a lot and he writes about it with clarity and wisdom. I am reposting it today in his honor and his memory. Take some time, read it, learn from Carl.  And cherish the day… Read More

Jan 11 2016

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Change, Courage, Death

CHANGES

CHANGES

We can’t let the tragic passing of David Bowie go without some form of a tribute. There is nothing left to say about his genius and cultural contributions that has not been said. Here at Gratitude and Trust we are all about change.   What better way to honor his life then post the lyrics to Changes  here. Thank you David Bowie for being so brave and to have the courage to always change and thus make it less scary… Read More

Jan 4 2016

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Acceptance, Action, Aging, Courage, Disappointment, Growth, Hanging In There

GAME OVER

GAME OVER

Unprecedented numbers of white-collar workers are facing the prospect of losing their jobs; this has happened to blue-collar workers over many years and, somewhat patronisingly, been deemed inevitable/acceptable and a necessary trait of industry modernising via automation, etc. There has been little sympathy for such job losses. With white-collar workers the reaction has been somewhat different, largely because this impacts a whole different demographic and is part of the narrative chronicling the demise of the middle-class, its impact on consumerism… Read More

Nov 1 2015

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Accomplishment, Bravery, Character, Courage, Goals

IT’S HOW YOU RUN THE RACE

IT’S HOW YOU RUN THE RACE

The New York City Marathon has taken place outside my window all day today. I heard them setting up the barricades and podiums at five am and twelve hours later there are many hours to go before the last people will cross the finish line. While I’m not a runner myself, I see the lessons in the act of running a marathon as well as the metaphor of the marathon itself. Fifty thousand people set off this morning to run… Read More