Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lunch Box Wisdom 6 Jan 2017...

Lunch Box Wisdom 6 Jan 2017...

"Be kind to unkind people. Often they need it most."


When I read this I think of the people that are very picky about their food, or quick to correct any mistake you make, or overly critical of your work.  These folks are often the ones that have been hurt one to many times by some one close to them. Either by a parent or another loved one.  So they put up walls to protect them selves and forget how to relate to another's pain. 

Some times the kindness you show will be the thing that melts a frozen heart.  Look at the Grinch... the ultimate grumpy neighbor. His heart was melted by seeing no matter how cruel he became, the Who's in Who-vile would still be kind.  He was over come and made the decision to be better to others.  Now that is not going to happen every time, or it might not happen at all.  But you could be the first step in the process of helping some one learn to love again.  

Take the time to do something simple and kind for some one you know.  Don't look for thanks or praise... just show kindness and let that be enough.  The seed you sow may grow and flourish... and it might not.  But you will feel warm in side.  Trust me ;-)  

You can do this, I believe in you.

~Lost Sends...

Lunch Box Wisdom 5 Jan 2017...

Lunch Box Wisdom 5 Jan 2017...

"Don't wait! Life goes faster then you think."



~Lost Sends...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lunch Box Wisdom 4 Jan 2016...

Lunch Box Wisdom 4 Jan 2016...

"To succeed in life, you need three things: A wishbone, A backbone, & A funny bone."


~Lost Sends...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lunch Box Wisdom 20 Mar 2017...

Lunch Box Wisdom 20 Mar 2017...

"If you learn SELF CONTROL you can master anything."


But that is the trick though. Self control is this massive things right?  Not really.  Seriously... just hear me out on this one. 

If you try to conquer every thing in your life then, yes... It is massive, hugely daunting and ultimately impossible all in one step.  But not if you take it one step at a time.  How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.  And that is how you learn self control and ultimately become successful.  

In Jeff Olson's book, The Slight Edge,  he teaches the principle of simple small steps done every day that lead to your goals. No one looses self control over night, so it makes sense that it will take some time to gain that control.  Every great martial artist started as someone that needed practice.  And every day they practiced.  Some days they missed practice or got hurt and had to rest up for a while, but they got back up and kept going.  And each day they took a simple small step towards mastery. And soon Chuck Norris is a world champ. We all know how awesome he is.  

I'm also a big Bruce Lee fan.  I have been since I could sneak up late to watch Kung Fu movies as a kid. I learned all sorts of things about him over the years, but the my favorite story of Bruce Lee was not about his Kung Fu. It was about how he continued to practice every day at being a father and business man. He was not perfect, but he kept trying and as a result he did more then just kick butt on screen.  He worked with all sorts of people to help them learn that Kung Fu was more about a personal journey then anything else. 

I will always be thankful to Bruce, Chuck, Jeff, and Dory (Finding Nemo) for the message of "just keep swimming!"

Now its up to you, what will you do today that will start a habit of self control?  Keep it small and attainable and build on it each day.  You can do it, I believe in you  :-)

~Lost Sends...

Lunch Box Wisdom 3 Jan 2017...

Lunch Box Wisdom 3 Jan 2017...

"What consumes your mind, controls your life."


~Lost Sends...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017