the best noodles I ever ate

the best noodles I ever ate

Small choices can carry big consequences. Even routine, run-of-the-mill decisions can snowball into much more significant outcomes. It’s plain to see that something major like signing a mortgage or proposing marriage will alter the course of your life. On the other hand, nobody thinks twice about lingering over a bowl of cereal. And, how could we? Life is simpler, and easier, when small decisions feel contained.

sorry, not this year

sorry, not this year

We all desire praise and we need the occasional, “You’re doing a great job,” so we all want to live life with the people who make us feel noticed, and valued. Just like the sea that sits below the streams around it, increasing in power and grandeur as the earth’s rivers are drawn toward it, we also gravitate to those who lower themselves.

crying while flying

crying while flying

Most of us avoid thinking about the big questions to life, let alone living out the answers. For good reason, too. They’re tough questions. Where did we come from? Why we are we here? Asking about “the meaning of life” feels too big of a subject to even approach, so we often don’t. Well, as we start 2019, here’s a story from 2018 that helped me find a richer life.