Be More

Written by Ryan

Being more as an individual, working for a better world; transcending selfishness in order to make a difference in other people’s lives.  I believe that my time needs to be spent actively making the world a better place, and my hope is that in doing so I’ll be a better, happier person.

IMG_4492In the present the plan is to devote as much time as possible to my kids to make sure they grow up to be compassionate, motivated, intelligent people.  That, more than anything will be my gift for the world, but along the way, and while I’m teaching my kids these valuable traits, I hope to make a direct impact in places where helping hands are needed.

I’ve broken this down into some basic ideas…

  1. My full time job is to be a teacher to my kids. We’re homeschooling currently.  Sarah runs her own business and can schedule accordingly, so she is leading the effort, but I would like to be the boy’s full time teacher.  Together, I believe Sarah and I can give the boys an education to be proud of.
  2. Be the best person I can be for myself, and the people I love.  This breaks down to just being present.  Give people your time.  It’s the most valuable possession we have.  As for being the best person for myself?  Staying healthy and focused on my goals is key.
  3. Devote time to directly improve the world I live in. If you’re like me you’re always thinking “I’d love to help out the local charity, but I don’t have the time”.  It’s true to a certain extent, but in the end it’s all about choices, and priorities.  Giving time to the local shelters, or to help plant trees in a burn area, or help build homes for those truly in need are just a sample of the priorities I’d like to set for myself.
  4. Never stop learning and exploring. Learning new skills and gaining knowledge is a lifetime endeavor. I pick up new skills as they’re needed, but I’m hoping that in the future those skills will be much more fun.  As for exploring, the best way to do so is to drop everything, and just go.  While working on ‘Living Our Dreams’ I will intentionally seek out people, places, and things that will help me on this quest, and I’ll document it for everyone’s benefit.

What’s your plan?  Ideas for ‘being more’?  leave a comment.  We’d love to hear it.

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