Posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012
in Emotional, Intellectual, Reviews, Social, Values
Author and speaker Phil Callaway took an oath of honesty for one year, and wrote about what he discovered.
“To Be Perfectly Honest” is formatted as a year-long diary, with 365 entries chronicling the author’s year of trying to tell the truth.
I found “To Be Perfectly Honest” to be very good at exposing weaknesses in our lives; in MY life.
Though I was taught better, I grew up an insecure liar. As an adult I am committed to telling the truth, but I am amazed how often “little white lies” creep out unexpectedly when talking to a stranger in the phone who is not giving me the customer service I think I want and deserve.
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010
in Emotional, How To, Sports
Two things change today, mysilentscream gets a new look and so do I.
It’s my birthday & I have a new shirt.
While watching NFL Films “The Ray Lewis Coaching Tree” I was inspired.
When I watched I felt Ray Lewis’ passion.
His successes and his shortcomings were discussed. He spent time in jail. He works a violent job. He seems self-centered.
As I watched I felt motivated to remember:
- Be careful with my passion, it can hurt people.
- Lead by example and raise the level of the people around you.
- Embrace what’s true and inspire others with it.
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009
in Relational, Social
Today when asked to describe me in one word Jocelyn “Jozey” Wichterman described me as passionate. While I humbly smirked when I read it, she’s right, I am passionate.
Yesterday’s tragic death of Avenged Sevenfold’s drummer The Rev [James Owen Sullivan] drives my passion into a flame.
Several years ago while having lunch with Heather Crimmins she introduced me to Avenged Sevenfold. Over the years I realized that Avenged Sevenfold’s lyrics spoke to people; they touched wounded souls:
“Tormented young with no souls, haunting me
Pain in their lives all they know is misery
Take these chains away that are holding me down” [Eternal Rest]