Sunday, July 26, 2015

Friendships

Being a people person, I love being around people and engaging in wherever our friendship may take us.  I make friends easily.

And that is the heart of today’s thought.  Do you and I begin friendships with others simply to get them to buy our stuff, or hire us, or for something we can get from them?  Or … do we make friendships to add to our friendship circles?

There should be no conditions on our friendship.  If I befriended you simply because you could do something for me, well, that is just wrong.  If I befriended you simply to win you to my way of thinking, or my doctrine, or my company as a customer, what is that all about?

I felt ‘dropped’ by a friend of twenty years recently simply because I did not want to join his multi-level marketing scheme.  He saw me as a money-maker and once I said “No” he dropped me like a hot potato.

That is friendship abuse, and that is wrong. 

Okay, that is enough for today.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cause of Failure

This just in ... 










Seriously.

If it is your passion
If it is your dream above all dreams
If it is your heart’s burning desire

Then keep going.  Don’t stop three feet from success.

If it is not any of those things, then you can quit any time you feel is right.

Good day!


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Sunday, July 12, 2015

On Being Brave




Are you brave?  Do you do brave things? 



You are brave when …

~You speak up for right
~ You speak up for those wronged
  ~You post a blog

~You sing a song in public
 ~You ask for extra work at work
  ~You say “I love you”

~You do the thing in spite of your critics
 ~You show your painting to someone 
  ~You let your poem be read

~You apply for the job just out of reach
 ~You call someone to repair a friendship
  ~You attempt anything you fear

Bravery is ...

~Courage
~Influence
~Perseverance

Bravery is courage in action.
Bravery is being valiant, heroic, bold, daring and fearless.

Find your brave spot.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Make a Start

This advice, like all great advice, is as old as the hills, and sometimes that is why it is ‘great’.  No matter how many times I’ve read this phrase or heard it, I am still encouraged and motivated to keep doing what I do. 

The advice? 


You don’t have to be great 
to start, but you do have to 
start to be great.

How often do we see someone who is excellent at their craft and we wonder if we could ever do that?  The secret lies in the starting towards the goal.  We could name a thousand examples of this principle, yet you already get the main idea.

So . . .

Go make a start!


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time