This man… This post, this is truly moving. I’ve blocked myself off, and I didn’t even realize.

The Better Man Project ™

When I was a very young man, my grandfather, one of the men I still revere most in my life…even though he is gone now, sat me down and taught me something I would never forget. He said to me, “Evan, always treat the women in your life with the utmost care. Because they will always take care of you. If someone hurts a woman in your life, you make sure they never do that again.”

My grandfather was a great man. He had good southern blood in him and taught me, even though I was very young at the time, things I would never forget. He was a man of discipline but great love. While he may not have said I love you, you could feel it. I will always remember how he used to kiss me goodnight. He would hold the side of my head and kiss my…

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Inspiration From Unlikely Sources (Facebook!)

A friend of mine had posted this earlier today and when I stumbled upon it, I thought “Wow, this is absolutely ridiculous sounding, and I absolutely love it!” It is things like this that keep you feeling happy each day, good habits, expressing yourself. I won’t elaborate too much, I will let you take from it what you will in it’s original format! Enjoy!

“Join me fellow Facebook friends and abstract entrepreneurs alike in Random Optimism Week!

Starting Tuesday October 23rd and lasting until next Tuesday the 30th (or hopefully longer) I’m starting a randomized optimism week for myself–however, you should join in!

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Take a Vacation

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In everyday life, there are highs and there are lows. There are things we must do in order to progress, people we must talk to and goals to achieve. Whether we are happy with our lives or not, these things each day become routine, and stress does build up, be it slowly or quickly. It is for this reason that there are things we do to get away from all of it, the reason we shouldn’t work 24/7. This is when we take breaks, or more specifically vacations.

It is this skip in our routine that leaves us refreshed, we get to be with those whom we choose to be with and are not forced to be with. We get to do things that we don’t on a day to day basis, or in turn focus more on that which there just isn’t enough time for; i.e. relaxing. It has the ability to remove the excess stress, open new doors, allow you to try new things or maybe even change your life.

This is just your friendly little reminder to allow yourself to breathe, live out of your ordinary when the opportunity arises. Whether you are a homebody or an adventurer, a full time worker or a full time student, it is important to take this refresher from time to time. They say the worst part of a vacation is coming back, and to that I say live for yourself and love your life.

Become a Friend to Yourself

” How many mistakes do I have to learn from until I become anything more than a failure?”

This is a real thought that went through my mind just today. There was nothing horrible that happened, there was no one hounding me, and there was no legitimate reason for such a harsh remark to cross my mind. Fortunately, I was able to catch this and think about it today. This led me to an unfortunate discovery though, thanks completely to a beautifully crafted post by Marc, here. That discovery being that this is a daily occurrence. This thought in particular is fairly tame, and there are many more that come every day.

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Inhibitions

There are a few things you can take away from watching or helping someone watch children; aside from a handful of ibuprofen that is. When you are growing, you start soaking up knowledge whether you like it or not, you grow. We all know this. We never lose this ability. There is something we gain though, after growing past a certain point, and it has it’s down side.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, I’ll do a short post for those like me. Those with a stunted confidence, those who battle depression. Not everyone has been at a point where they thought death was an actual, conceivable option. Where dying would be better than living your life. That being said, there are many people who have been there, and it is scary.

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