Category Archives for "Personal Philosophy"

Thoughts on Charity

How We Live Makes Us Real

We as people have the ability to be incredibly kind given a tragic event that spurs our kindness. For instance, when someone dies my hometown community will come together to bring food to the family during their time of grieving. If someone dies unexpectedly leaving behind a family, people will graciously give money to the […]

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The Past is Over

Classic Cadillac

I often end the day laying in bed listening to music to clear my mind. Typically, I just pick a random radio station or playlist and let it go. Before the first song is over I am lost in thought, so the music really doesn’t matter. It just provides background noise. However, last night I […]

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Overcoming Fear

Jarrod Diving The Great Barrier Reef

In preparation for a trip to Australia, I learned to scuba dive. On the first day of lessons, the first thirty or so minutes in the pool is just me floundering around trying to figure out the whole breathing underwater thing. Once I get that down, The instructor and I start going through drills. One […]

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3 Enjoy the Little Things

Enjoying the little things: Coffee and Writing

Find the little things you enjoy in life and do more of them! I’ll admit, I have been in a funk lately. I have been just going through the motions feeling like life is just slowly passing me by. I haven’t been posting on Nothing But Gains. I haven’t worked on Be Seen Be You. […]

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Minimalism: The Documentary

Life isn’t a game of who can accumulate the most stuff. Life is a game against yourself to accumulate more life experiences, more happiness, more relationships, more smiles, and more love.

Minimalism is something that has been on my radar for a while and to some degree something I have practiced in my own life. That being said, I really don’t know that much about it, so last night I decided to watch the documentary Minimalism on Netflix to see what all the fuss is about. To […]

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I Failed

Thanksgiving Meal

Another Thanksgiving has come and I have failed. On January 1st of this year, I set the goal to feed 10 families for Thanksgiving. Nothing extravagant. Just turkey, dressing, a few of the fixings, and maybe a dessert. Regardless, I failed. I am not writing this for sympathy or for a pat on the back […]

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Put It All on the Table

Put it all on the table. Be Seen Be You.

I have sat down to write this post probably 10 times. Each time I have erased what I wrote because it sounds like I am writing it on a job application expecting to be judged for my answers. Ironically, this is 100% against the point of Be Seen Be You. Who am I? I love […]

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Be Inquisitive

Question Marks

Today, I was schooled by a kid. On the way to the trash bin at my apartment complex, I was joined by a kid working his summer job. From the moment he joined me, he began asking questions. His first questions were about the apartment complex: What is it like living there, how much does […]

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