Saturday, October 24, 2015

Listening

“Listen up.”  When someone says that it
usually means they think they are going o say something important, even profound. 

And we do them the courtesy of listening.  We pay attention.

Notice I said nothing about agreeing with them.  We just offer the courtesy of listening. 

Listening does not mean agreeing.  All anyone really wants is to be heard.  We don’t want you preparing your comeback in the middle of what we are saying.  We want a few minutes to be heard. 

And then we discuss.  If we agree, my goodness, that is amazing.  That is community.

And if we disagree … we have been courteous, we’ve been polite and we’ve been in good relationship simply by listening.   And we ask for the same courtesy when we give our response.

Something to consider.


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


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wrong Is Not Fatal

This is some of the best news I can give you today. 

It is just wrong, and we have a chance to self-correct.  We can do-over.

Actually - wrong is one of the greatest universities in the land.  You should attend some time.

You might learn something.

I know I have.  



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


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Aspirations and Possibilities

Got aspirations?  Then you have possibilities.  If the seed is inside of you as a “wanna-be”, then perhaps this seed needs a bit of nurturing and encouraging. 

I was a wanna-be writer for thirty years before I finally dared do something about it.  THIRTY YEARS!  What a waste.

The redeeming thought from that is this – now I’m doing something about my writing urges.

To what do you aspire?

Put your right foot out and begin the march toward whatever it is you aspire to do or be.

Don’t wait to be asked.




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


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Great Men

(Women, have no fear; you are included too.)

Who doesn’t want to be great at something?  Some of my past dreams have been – great drummer, great conductor, and a great 2nd baseman.

Where did I put that manual on The Road to Greatness?

Oh yeah.  There is no manual for that one.

There are perhaps, road-signs along the way, books that one should read, ideas one should entertain, but one complete lesson that leads to greatness?

I want to take a quote from The Godfather by Mario Puzo.



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