Monthly Archives: May 2015
Taking offense is not a sign of righteousness. If there is one thing I have consistently seen in my life experience is that if someone is so offended by someone’s else’s action that doesn’t immediately effect them, then they have that issue within themselves (or a very similar sin).
So what does that mean as a believer? If you are being persecuted by someone you haven’t personally wronged, then try to understand that their battle is with themselves, not with you. If you can, turn your other cheek; look the other way. Forgive them, as that may be what they are not able to do for themselves.
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
I had the pleasure of working with Andy Johnson on set for a TV pilot. One night we decided to shoot, and the rest is history. The photos are stunning, and I highly recommend him. Hire Andy for you next set of head shots or any of your photography / cinematography needs!
If I die, let my tombstone read “No adventure too big or small; knew no stranger.”
I have the worst memory, and probably for the best of reasons. However, I figured I would join the trend and download timehop so I could be reminded of the last x amount of years on social media.
For me, I typically only post happy things going on in my life, and occasionally they are moments that look happy, even if surrounded by bad feelings. Outsiders looking in would not pick up on the context clues of the hidden smile, yet I am now reminded every day by the little timehop dinosaur how easy it is to mold the perception of your life.
Sometimes I even fool myself into thinking in that moment I was happy. I think I spent years practicing forgetting.
With all that said, I do believe it takes sad moments to appreciate good moments; that mistakes fuel better outcomes. After all, Edison discovered 10,000 ways not to make a lightbulb.
So when I look back on my timehop, I remind myself that Happiness is an emotion that changes with the wind, look instead to joy and contentment, as their deep roots will hold fast through the storm.
May your heart be at peace even when your mind is not.