Illuminate like a Lightbulb

When a lightbulb is on, it illuminates a room. It helps us to see clearer and enables our eyes to focus so we don’t have to strain them.

When off, the glass of a bulb reflects the contents of its surroundings, as long as the glass isn’t frosted.

If you yourself were a lightbulb, do you think that you illuminate the people that surround you, support and care for them, congratulate and promote them, or do you reflect them, pay them no mind, toss their ideas to the side only to concentrate on yourself.

If you have just realized that the latter sounds more like you, don’t fret, you’re in luck. There is an easy fix to this: flip the switch up to the ‘on’ position. Be the filament that brightens someone else’s day!

lightbulb, light, shine

Thursday’s Thoughts: Are You A Fearless Leader?

“Playing ‘follow the leader’ is a waste of your time. If you work at your craft long enough, and take a few risks, you just might carve your own unique path.

If your bold ideas are sound, you won’t even have to leave crumbs along the way, the well-worn groove in the trail will lead others to you. People are always looking for fearless, new leaders.” ~Jason Landry

samuel quinn, photographer, panopticon gallery, footsteps

Photograph by Samuel Quinn

As Fluid As Your Thoughts

“Your actions should be as fluid as your thoughts.
If someone does something good for you, don’t just thank them, find ways to reciprocate the gesture.
Building your network is a two way street.
Make sure things are flowing in both directions.”
~Jason Landry

scott lerman, fluid, water, liquid

Scott Lerman, Liquid 2

Flash Fiction in 99 Words: Dog Thoughts

Dog Thoughts

“We’ll be back in a little while.  You be good.”

That’s my owner.  He says that every day before leaving the house to go to work.  If I could talk, I’d tell him, “Okay, you do know that I’m a teenager, right?  I’m going back to sleep now.”

I spend a lot of time curled up under his desk.  It’s my private sleeping quarters.  My scent is embedded in the plush carpet, among other things.  At least I don’t have to sleep directly on the wood floors.  I got a splinter one time in my paw.  Oh, that hurt.