So, last time I posted I was 35 years-old. This will be my first blog post at the age of 36. I apologize for missing last Saturday, but the birthday festivities got the best of me, and I failed on a number of fronts, not just this one. It was not necessarily the best way to kick off the new year of living. I should probably do a full post about turning 36—about where I am in my life, how I see my past, and where I see myself going. Frankly, I’m not sure how that would go, but I am contemplating it.
This blog has been a very mixed bag in 2018. In one sense it’s been great that I’ve been getting any posts in at all; but in another, it’s very sad that I have not been on able to maintain consistency regarding valuable, individual posts. Here’s hoping that I will get to that point. We shall see together.
But enough of that, let’s talk about this past week.
1). The Week in Brief “The War on Resentment Continues.” “I am repository of resentment.” That’s how I describe myself to someone recently when asked how I was doing. Reason being? I am finding that in a variety of situations, I am so resentful that I have a hard time enjoying much of life anymore, even when things are relatively well. It’s embarrassing to admit, and I know it shows a lack of character on my part. Thankfully, I was able to realize this on my birthday of all days, and I think it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. Realization has no price tag, and the net benefits after the fact are usually very broad if the knowledge is applied well. So the past week, I really been working on that very thing: trying to locate resentments, trying to recognize my part in them, and ultimately trying to capture new thoughts that could become resentments as they arise. Have I done this perfectly? Not even close, but realization itself is a pretty significant step as far as I’m concerned.
2). More Hope and Happenings
This week, I had a wonderful customer service experience with DISNEY, and I gotta say–they are likely going to earn more money from me as a result.
I am planning new displays for the summer months, so that will be fun. The first changeover will be a cherished new collectible I got for my birthday, below pictured.
3). Happy Landon!
Today, my wife took the car to get a break, and I’ve been spending the time with my boy. He’s in his crib right now but not napping, and we’ve had a great morning stacking blocks, looking at monster toys, playing with MAGIC TRACKS, going on a long walk, watching a cartoon, eating lunch together, and independently having some “screen time”. It’s been a blast.
4). Recommended Media￼
And here’s the trailer for THE LEGO MOVIE 2, on which my brother-in-law has been actively working.
This week, I was Grateful for good friends, life itself, a night to relax with my wife, my Savior Jesus Christ and the freedom I have in and through him, sunshine, and time with my son.
This week, I Focused on serving my family, overcoming difficult work tasks, gratitude for the present, my posture, ending the workweek well, accomplishing small but useful tasks !
This week, I refused to Worry about being perfect, tomorrow’s challenges, ancillary issues to pursuing new goals, money, financial challenges that are years away, and impending Financial challenges ! (clearly, I had money on my mind).