I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted to this blog but my wife sent me this YouTube video regarding “Teenage Affluenza” and I thought it was worth sharing.
I find the video especially concerning since I have five kids, one of which is already a teenager and another that will be later this year (that and we have heated seats in our van…not a good sign). I am stuck in that position of wanting to bless my kids with a “good life” but simultaneously not wanting to promote “teenage affluenza”. What’s a dad to do? Continue reading Teenage Affluenza→
I was flying home from Indianapolis last week after a hard week of work and school. I was exhausted and craving time with my family. My plane was on the final approach for Atlanta and it was already dark so all I could see were the lights of homes and businesses spreading out all the way to the horizon.
I began to think about all the people, striving to own a little more land, a little bigger house, and a nicer car. I started thinking about all the stress and anxiety that must exist just below me because of the down economy, strained relationships, hectic schedules, etc. I also wondered how much happiness, joy, contentment, and fulfillment I was flying over. I began to think about my own happiness and the goals I have set for my life and for my family. I realized that what I am craving in life is not more money or success but simply time with my family (specifically time when I am not preoccupied with financial burdens, distracted by work, or cranky from exhaustion, stress, and personal commitments). Continue reading Margin: A foundation for happiness→