Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bland Or Bumps?

Doesn’t it seem like some days life is so easy.  Everything seems to work in your favor.  Your internal feelings are at equilibrium.  And you actually feel an inner joy with everything working out.  Ahhh…  Life is good all around.

Then there are the other days or moments, that you just wonder ‘What’s this about?’.  How can everything be so wrong?  And usually so unexpected.

Sometimes when things are not going so well for me, at least not how I think they should be going, I forget to remember that this is a good thing.  I would like to say I always remember, but I don’t.  It usually takes a bit of wound-licking.

Really, if we don’t have the bumps in the road, how can we appreciate when things are going smoothly?  Wouldn’t it be a bit boring if we lived in a bland world?

Actually, some combination of the two is pretty good for me, as long as I have more bland (aka–joy) in my life, than bumps.

So what about you?  Would you agree that your life is composed of bland and bumps?  We’d like to know.   Also how do you deal with the bumps?



Integrity:  Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.  This is according to website.

Do you live your life with integrity?  Would you say that others believe you live your life with integrity?

We certainly can’t control what anyone else thinks, so it doesn’t make sense to care about it.

Have you ever heard someone talk about themselves as though they have great integrity, and you get the distinct feeling that perhaps they don’t understand the real essence of the word.

Would you agree that one part of integrity is doing what you said you were going to do?  You know like keeping your word.  Following through.  Someone covers for you in some way and you indicate you will reciprocate in a certain time frame.  You do not.  No reason given. You just don’t.

Are you out of integrity?  I believe so.  Will this create a lack of trust in the future?  Of course.

How do you feel about the word integrity?  Does it describe you?  Do you strive to live with integrity?


The Olympics and Social Media

Twitter has caused a bit of a stir with the International Olympics Committee.  A few athletes have been sent home for tweeting some things that the IOC deemed politically incorrect.  Really politically incorrect.

Here’s a report about this.  This is by CBS News and there is a 30 second commercial.  You know, the kind of thing that allows us to view this content for free.

What a fascinating world we live in.  Four years ago, even two years ago, I’m not sure how much of a role Twitter played in people’s lives in general, but certainly the Olympics were not affected as they are this year.

What are your thoughts on athletes being eliminated because of expressing their inner most thoughts via 140 characters?