My name is Wayne W. Smith and this blog contains my musings related to higher education, tourism and anything else that comes to mind. I invite you to scroll down and laugh where appropriate, cry when necessary but always remember to consider the source.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Pondering With A Purpose
First, thanks to Brenda for hosting this great hop. Each week Brenda lays out a topic for us to ponder. We then translate these thoughts and share them with the bloggy world. This week's theme is:
I stare into the my children's eyes and see tremendous potential. I try to see if they are on the right path to being purveyors of great good. I see my reflection in their eyes and know my example will mean much in their ability to achieve their potential. It is a responsibility that I cherish.
I stare into my wife's eyes and feel love. It is a love based on respect and trust. It is a love that has grown exponentially over the years and like a tree; needs to be nurtured and cared for in order to keep it healthy and vibrant.
I stare into my parent's eyes and see a path. The path they have taught me is right and true. They instilled in me the values and desire to work towards something greater. It is because of their sacrifices, that I have the tools to take care of my family today. They taught me that the world needs people who build and I have followed their blueprint.
I stare into the abyss and know that while some are less than noble, I truly believe that most in the world recognize the need to create a place of compassion and caring. There is a need for optimism but set in the gravity of reality. I must work to help create opportunities for growth and help guide others to find the path that will lead them to health and happiness.
I stare into the sky and find wonderment. I see questions arising and knowledge required. I see a universe of limitless possibilities. I must continue to seek wisdom for is the path to enlightenment. It is knowledge that will provide me the ability to make good choices.
I stare into my being. I see a person with faults but whose intentions are good. I see a person devoted to working to make a positive contribution to the world. I ask if I am working hard enough to be the best parent, teacher, son, community member that I can be? I must continue to improve in order to move forward. To achieve my goals of contributing positively to the world.
I stare because if I do not, I lose sight of what is truly important...