A 365 project

The natural byproduct of privilege is entitlement. Humility is won by subduing the mentality that somebody owes you something.

Day 154

When I feel like complaining about my job, I need to remind myself:

1) I am not as amazing as I think I am,

and 2) I am not irreplaceable.

Day 153

Never offend a good journalist.

Day 152

If you see a problem in the world, it is best to engage it with the intent for solution. If you do not engage it, it is second best to support those who are. If you are neither able to engage it nor support those who are, it is third best to disengage entirely. But in no circumstance is it best to complain.

Day 151

Heating up a frozen meal in a microwave can only yield 1 of 2 results: still a little frozen, or BURNING HOT LAVA.

Day 150

People who decrease their amount of complaining will inevitably increase their amount of influence.

The converse is also true: people who increase in complaining will inevitably decrease in influence.

Day 149

The devil aims to use the things you love most – family, friends, aspirations – as a weapon against you. Protect your joy today.

Day 148

Though it sounds ridiculous, the way Georgians say “Houston” makes a lot more phonetic sense than the way Texans say “Houston”. This is troubling to me.

Day 147

I get really manic when I hear the phrase: “There’s only one way to do this.” My co-workers can attest to this.

Day 146

You are your own worst enemy. Remember that today when you’re tempted to criticize all your other enemies. Evaluate yourself first.

Day 141

Songs with city names in them automatically get 10 bonus points.

Day 140

There are two things that will destroy your momentum today: 1) saying “yes” to everything and 2) believing the critics. Avoid both!

Day 139

After reviewing an embarrassingly bad piece of art that I created 10 years ago, I am reminded of this truth: sometimes God’s grace comes in the form of forgetting.

Day 138

Walmart is my favorite place to not understand people.

Day 137

As we age, brand loyalty increases to the point that we can no longer distinguish quality or efficiency with reasonable judgment.