Proximity of Hate

It’s easy to do from a distance. To demonize, to put down, and to push off hate on someone that has caused us harm. We jump to conclusions.  And often we assume the worst. The intent is assumed to be malicious. And yet, if we really move in closer, there is always more. Nestled within […]

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The Power of a Smile

My daughter was at the park playing as joyfully as could be.  As she started to wonder off a bit, she came by a man resting on the park bench on the overpass park in Downtown Dallas. Bursting with energy, my three year old daughter smiled at the man, and said, “Hello!! How are you […]

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Finding Fault

…is easy. Withholding judgement is hard. We jump to conclusions, and we are quick to label. And the irony of it all? We tend to judge most in areas we are the most insecure.  It’s the quickest, surest way for us to make ourselves feel better. Because it creates a temporary relief from that pain […]

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2 Types of Mistakes

Mistakes and errors need to be differentiated.  Separated into different boxes. Because not all are the same. The attendant working at the store that showed up late 3 days this week because he couldn’t wake up on time to get to work is committing the mistake of lazy. Or the manager that upsets a customer […]

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Numb

…can be described as the absence of feeling. This can seem like a state of mind we long for.  A state of mind in stark contrast to the one that can cause so much turmoil and pain. We spend the day in thought. Worrying about the future.  Ruminating about the past.  All forgetting about the […]

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Benefit of the Doubt

It’s something we all desire be given to us. And yet, it’s something we so rarely give away. And begins the virtuous cycle of life.  This tension between fairness and deserving.  Between human error and accountability.  Between intent and result. We don’t often act out of malicious intent.  The opposite rather. Our intent gets covered […]

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