Thursday, November 23, 2006


What a year. Some pain. So many decisions. So much hurt. And Happiness like never known. Whole new experiences. Amazing people walked in. Some walked out.

And most of all, a lady that stood by me in EVERYTHING. I don't know how I would manage without her...

I am thankful for the lessons, even if learned the hard way.

I'm thankful for my friends - the old ones who have stuck around, and the new ones who dare to venture into my circle.

I'm thankful for Dallas....everytime I leave town, it always feels good to get back home.

I'm thankful for the web for giving me an amazing outlet and the ability to connect with people all over the world. People like you.

If you are like me, this holiday conjures up memories or anticipation of such traditions as the huge Thanksgiving meal with cranberry sauce. I love carving the turkey. Sometimes we travel "over the river and through the woods" to celebrate with our families — this year they are coming to us. I of course look forward to the Cowboys game. When I can, I get the kids in the yard to play some ball. It's been that way all my life.

I think it is my favorite holiday. No stuff to buy. No pressure. Just good company, good food and good fun.

But at some point I find myself all alone, with time to reflect and to really be

Thank you. Jesus. My partner & My Lady. My family. My friends. My work.

This year - I LIVED.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Ham or Eggs

There are times when even the best of us have trouble with commitment.

We may be surprised by the commitments we are willing to let slip out of our grasp.

Commitments are complicated.

We may surprise ourselves at the commitments we are willing to make.

True commitment takes effort.

And sacrifice.

Which is why we sometimes have to learn the hard way, to choose our commitments very carefully.

It has been said that the difference between involvement and commitment is like a ham and egg breakfast – the chicken was involved but the pig was committed.

The power of commitment is within each of us. Once we know what we want, we make up our mind to not settle for anything less.

Take care....Ric