Imprint-ation!

imprint“Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak.” – Anon

Today an interesting event occurred as I attempted to achieve gains through the physical pain I willingly inflict on my body at my local gym. Today happened to be the day most dreaded, despised, and often disregarded by most gym connoisseurs. It was leg day! After completing my allotment of required repetitions on the leg press machine, my eyes were drawn to the bench after I stood up. Immediately plastered on the bench was the outline of my body. The image was a clear as an individual’s bulbus oculi after the application of Visine. This Rembrandt-esq piece was designed by the artistic medium excreted by the sudoriparous glands of the skin known as perspiration. As I stood there and glanced (for a total of three seconds due to evaporation) at my doppelgänger, an interesting thought detonated in my cerebellum.

What imprint do I leave on others? Do those I interact with leave with an imprint of my true character? Do I even leave an imprint at all?

“Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.” – Orison Swett Marden

Each day we are blessed with opportunities to leave an ineffaceable mark on someone’s life. We can use our words to imprint life, kindness, encouragement, and positivity in the minds of each person we encounter.

Don’t leave behind an imprint that will evaporate within three seconds!

 

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Penny Loafer!

penny2“You’ll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth.” – Odysseus Elytis
 

A few weeks go as I ambled toward the parking lot while heading to my car, an object caught my eye. The item in question glistened under the searing midday rays of the sun. Immediately, I became enthralled by curiosity and found myself drawn to this object in a hypnotic state like a moth drawn to a light on a front porch. When I came within striking distance I realized that the item which shimmered in the distance was simply a spherical copper penny. This penny was covered in dirt, tattered, and bent out of shape. A penny in this condition may even be deemed by some to be insignificant, not salvageable, or not worth picking up!

How often do we feel like that penny? How often do we feel that we are insignificant, purposeless, unwanted, broken, or even worthless?

The truth is, that we are all special. No two people are exactly alike. Please excuse me as I let my inner nerd loose for a brief moment. Scientists estimate that there are roughly between 10-50 trillion cells in the human body. In order for two individuals to be exactly the same each one of those trillion or so cells would need to be exactly the same size, type, and location.

We all are fearfully and wonderfully made. We have been intricately designed a specific way for a specific purpose.

“A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.” – Eileen Caddy

Your importance in this world is to copious to be tabulated, calibrated or elucidated!

 

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Habit@ for Humanity

We’ve all at one point or another acquired a behavioral pattern that has become almost involuntary. We perform these actions with pin point precision and accuracy. Unfortunately, we have the tendency to develop a few bad habits as we wake board along life’s river. They may come in the irksome or intrusive form of nail biting, knuckle cracking, cuticle picking, chronic coughing, or throat clearing.

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.” – Anon

I too have my share of bad habits. During my high school years I started cracking my knuckles. I got to the point where I would crack my knuckles unconsciously. I adopted an addict-like dependency on daily hits that came in the form of knuckle cracking. I took me a few years but I was able to free myself from the wretched clutch of my knuckle cracking habit. (Now I need to work on my back and neck cracking habit)

What bad habits do you need to make a greater effort to eradicate?

Do you have the habit of tearing others down with your sharp axe-like words? Do you struggle with the need to embellish in order to paint the portrait of your life using watercolors more appeasing to the eyes of others? Are you one to “pass the buck” and place blame one everyone but yourself? Do you adopt the negative side of a situation due to a fear of disappointment?

“First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they’ll eventually conquer you.” – Dr. Rob Gilbert

Don’t miss the opportunity to snag your golden egg of success because your beanstalk of life experienced growth stunted by bad habits!

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