Monday, March 24, 2014

The Big Picture

It’s been quite awhile since I have posted a fresh original blog. I’m not going to make excuses, but there have been several reasons. It is amazing how much there was, and is, to do after my book, More Kenosha Softball, was finally published. That has kept me quite busy. Also, much of my time was occupied trying to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and their efforts to fight childhood cancer. I could throw in a few other more personal reasons, but I won’t. It’s time to quit making excuses and time to take a look at the big picture.

For many of us, the big picture is something we seem to avoid at times. After all, isn’t much easier to concentrate on the little things in life? You know, the every-day, run of the mill things that face us all.

Thing is, this morning I came to the realization that these so-called “little things” have much to do with the big picture. The big picture is a thing I really can’t put into words. It has to do with something much larger than me. (Insert your own fat joke here.) Let’s just say, I adhere to the thinking that you have to have faith in something bigger.

Hmm, isn’t that the title of a Who song?

Seriously, I feel that what we do with our time here on Earth is important. Not only to us, but also more importantly, to the other people we have in our lives. Therefore it obviously makes sense to do the most with this time. This is an area in which I need improvement.

To make this happen, I need to have a routine. A routine of positive activities. For me this begins with getting my day going at a certain time with productive undertakings. For me, this has to include praying. After that, I need projects that will not only benefit me, but also others.

Hopefully I can figure out exactly what these projects are.

I do know that writing is a positive undertaking for me. At the very least, writing makes me think, which is always a good thing. Therefore, I am going to make an effort to do a blog each day. I am sure some blogs will be longer than others, and I know they will definitely differ in content and style.

Okay, day one is in the books. Speaking of books, mine are available to you at various different outlets. If you are in Kenosha, they are at the Kenosha History Center at 220 51st Street. If you are outside of Kenosha, there are several ways to pick them up. Online you purchase them at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Also, whether you are in Kenosha or not, you can obtain a personalized copy by calling (262) 671-4251.

Until next time…from the booth.

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