Mar 8, 2011
If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when He suffered He did not threaten; He was led like a sheep to the slaughter and He did not open His mouth.St. Thomas Aquinas (The Sign of the Cross) (via catholicsoul)
I think all dog lovers have seen this: “The Many Faces of Guilty Dogs.”
Be good to people. Even the shitty ones. Let the assholes be assholes. You’ll sleep better.Adam Gnade from the book The Do It Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad (via louboutinstreet)
Maybe I post this Hugh MacLeod cartoon because I lack conventional career success these days. But I’ve increasingly found such success empty and not worth the investment of time and effort. I quit my last full-time job because it required me to adopt news as a lifestyle, and my willingness to do that ended long ago. It wasn’t worth the utter misery that resulted.
I feel like I disappointed those who nurtured my career back in college, but my guilt over that has dissipated over the years. I had to remind myself that it wasn’t their life.
Success and drive — and their dictatorial sister, productivity — have together become a religion fueled by a zillion blogs and TED talks. It’s a cruel religion.
A former colleague once asked me, “What drives you?” These days, it’s family, I said. I didn’t mention a yearning for God, which is thrown in the mix, too. Why can’t those things be enough?