Monthly Archives: January 2017
I’ve been to many exotic places around the world, but I’ve also been to exotic places in America. My recent trip found me in an exotic location in America, where grapefruit and orange trees grow in public places and yield their fruit freely. Where palm trees lilt in the warm breeze even in Winter and desert flowers decorated the landscape.
Where is this, you ask? Well, it is in Tucson, Arizona. I spent warm January evenings by the pool and hot tub, with an outdoor fire, surrounded by palm trees and orange groves. The even warmer Winter days are filled with wondrous flowers and scents and crowned by stunning sunsets. I recommend everyone visit Tucson or at least somewhere in Arizona in the Winter and you’ll be warmed, amazed and refreshed.
Why is it that no one wants to take the blame these days? No one wants to admit they are wrong, say they are sorry, accept responsibility for their mistakes. What has happened to our world? Why are we so lacking in courage to admit to ourselves and to everyone else when we have erred?
Perhaps in this society that encourages failure, quitting, shirking responsibility and seeking out only what feels good, we are being brain washed into thinking not only are mistakes acceptable and avoiding consequences for them, but it is now the norm. It is time we mature and accept the responsibilities of our own failures and mistakes, admit them, and then learn from them and grow. It is only in this manner that we can become complete human beings and live the way we were meant to live. Then we can be a beacon, a lighthouse to others.