Everglades National Park Review

This past weekend we traveled from Tampa to Everglades National Park for a hiking and camping trip. Here is a quick summary of our trip: Great, worth while trip for the time and money Weather was ideal, I imagine it would have been much less enjoyable if it was much hotter or less windy Travel…

Earth Day – One Daily Choice That Can Save The World

Earth Day is a celebration of this amazing planet that we have been blessed to inhabit. Humans have had an impact of unprecedented proportions on Earth’s environment. We have made great strides in our technology to improve our daily lives but the processes we use to make these strides have resulted in severe consequences on…

The Time Apart

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a post on my blog.  Part of me is upset with myself for going so long without doing something that I have committed to.  The other part realizes the truth of life: Things don’t always go as planned. I have spent much more time lately doing things I…

Belief Before Reality

Originally posted on Life Without The Box:
What you believe becomes your reality.  I was having a conversation the other day about the upcoming election and when I asked the person about their opinion on the candidates they said something along the lines of: “I don’t know very much about either candidate, but I’m a…

Be Over Have

Originally posted on Life Without The Box:
We live in a time and society that is driven by the “Haves”.  Every day we look around us and see other people with things that we would like to have. “Bob got a nice new Camaro!” “Jenny has such a sweet boyfriend!  Where can I find a…

Lend A Hand

We hear it all the time, and we know it to be true from the way it feels when we do it.  Helping others is one of the greatest acts we can perform in this life.  Whether it be as simple as holding a door for a stranger caring a box of papers, or being…

The Ocean Breeze

The ocean is a beautiful and peaceful part of life.  When I sit in the sand and close my eyes I fall into a trance like state.  Listening to the waves crash and feeling the cool ocean breeze blow over my body helps me lose myself in the moment and forget the worries of everyday…

Reflection Is The Key To What You See

The way we experience life is a reflection of who we are.   How is it that two people can watch the same football game and one be extremely happy with the result while the other one seems utterly devastated?  It all depends on our perspective.  The event itself can not be the cause otherwise…

Getting Old & Muddy

“Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional” There are times in life when you should be serious.  Taking responsibility and being accountable are very positive traits for a person to exhibit.  Whatever it is that you want in life, you will be hard pressed to achieve it if you don’t put in the effort…

Past, Present, Future… Where Do You Spend Your Time?

All of us spend 100% of our time in one of 3 places: The Past The Present The Future Ok, yes… PHYSICALLY we are always in the present, but MENTALLY our thoughts can be focused on things that have happened, things that are happening or things that may happen someday. I think the grand paradox…

How Being Sick Can Help You See

Being sick is never a fun experience, but it can be an eye opening one.  This past week I came down with a doozy of a cold.  I had it all: headache, sore throat, high fever, body aches, runny nose, you name it!  After spending 5 of the last 6 days wallowing in my own misery,…