Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 05.22.2018

The only unhappy person following a dream is the one following someone else’s…

Time has been coming up a lot in my life lately, the feeling that time is running out or rather being used in the wrong way. I ask myself what can I do to improve this pattern? What can I do to stop the procrastination that comes with depression? I tell myself to return to the things I love to do like reading, writing, research, travel, etc. By doing these things am I not dedicating time to what I need to do? No, the things that I am passionate about should be key in my life because those things will breed successful results and an opportunity to turn my passions into purpose. That’s something that we all need to do, have confidence in creating our empire and doing so by dedicating time to our passions whatever they may be. The only unhappy person following a dream is the one following someone else’s.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Time

When the clock begins to tick and tock

Things around the world turn to rock

Oh, stop time for you’re going too fast

I want to make this life last

I wish to take journeys not yet seen

Oh, time your insolence is so mean

Time is leaving me now

As it waves its hands, I begin to smile

Then I drown my hopes and fears in the endless sea of time

Is my time up?

Touching Individual Moments Every-day

Time has made me whole

Even though I hear pestilential cries

I hold my head up high

For in the nick of time again

I’ve been saved from this endless troublesome time of sin

Time, you change your ways so much

You work against me and then for me

Time, what I am afraid of and what I fear

Is when the time is no longer here

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 05.06.2018

This week has been a mix of sadness, happiness, frustration, clarity, anger, disappointment, and hope. I’ve been praying and praying for God to provide me answers to some hard-hitting questions about my career choices and goals. Has he given me the answer albeit in a way that I really don’t like? I’ve been kinda preparing for a change anyway but who would’ve thought it would come this way because someone couldn’t keep up their end of the deal and I’m not talking about a specific someone if you get my drift. It’s disheartening having to start over when you didn’t want to or at least not right now. However, there is something that my friends and I always say to each other and it proves to be true even now, “Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready”. Those words ring true especially in this day and time when nothing is certain or permanent. If people don’t like where they live or work they can move or quit and it’s not as big of a deal as it was in the 50s and 60s.

We are in a different day and time where relationships, friendships, careers are all up in the air. Companies are constantly “restructuring” leaving their employees unemployed or underemployed. Significant others are looking for their “soul mates” even if that involves doing it while they are still together. Things have changed and for better or worse change is good. With this huge change that has entered my life, I find myself searching for understanding but also putting in the work needed to ensure that I am constantly advancing. I have been mulling over this new potential career track for a while now even in college. Although I know ultimately I want to be a full-time or at least part-time blogger, I have career aspirations that require me to get an MBA along with some additional marketing experience. This next opportunity is strengthening another passion of mine, the desire to help, encourage, and to educate.

I’m preparing for the journey, I have no other choice but to. God, I just ask that you prepare me mentally, emotionally, and physically. I think I am ready to start again but there is this worry that exists when it comes to waiting for answers and calls. “I’ll be ok” is what I tell myself, I have a plan. There is just the fear of uncertainty but I am ready for the challenge. Plus I have the opportunity to do something amazing and great for myself and for others and I have to be happy for the opportunity from God to do that.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: April 1st – #Easter

On this day I am reminded not only of the sacrifice of our Savior but of the meaning that it holds. So many times in today’s society we recognize that the ability to love and be selfless is lost among us. However, this spiritual leader gave his life so that we all may have the opportunity to live a life free of sin and pain. Unfortunately, achieving this in our lives have been a difficult task due to our own issues. The work that we must be willing to put in is the reflection upon ourselves and the spiritual work involved in that. This week I am working on something different in my approach and in the way I pray and praise.

There are some things in my life that I must be willing to sacrifice in order to achieve and reach what God has for me. Calvary is the symbol of sacrifice and the unconditional love of Christ, meant to represent the love that Jesus had for us. Although this post is crafted towards those in Christian leaning belief systems, the message to take from this is that we all need to be more giving and willing to sacrifice things for the greater good. What are we willing to do for each other? Are we willing to do what is necessary so that not only our needs are met but those of the ones we love? Today I ask that you not only reflect on the sacrifice of Christ but his resurrection. Just like in our own lives we must be willing to sacrifice our old self and be prepared for the resurrection of our spiritual being.

Luke 24

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 03.18.2018

Every day presents new opportunities and I’m ready…

Stuck between what I want and what I need but never for the reasons one might think. In life we all are afforded some sort of opportunity, some are good and some are bad but at the end of the day, it’s a chance to do something completely different. The question is not the nature of the opportunity but whether or not we are open to the idea of completely changing something in our lives. There is fear that exists with the uncertainty of any opportunity, hell, the uncertainty that the day could provide. But what is life, if we don’t take chances if we don’t choose to be uncomfortable?

Don’t get me wrong the goal is to be comfortable right, in your finances, in your home, in your job but what if we stopped seeking comfort and started seeking more. More in our finances, more in our homes, and more in our career but we have to have a plan of attack. Don’t allow for anything to prevent you from making a difference in your life. You must evaluate the opportunity and see if it will work for you where you are in your life today. All of us have many factors that we must consider when making these sort of decisions whether family, geographical location, benefits, etc. Again, it’s important to note that all opportunities are not good ones but it’s definitely worth researching any new opportunity before acting on it. Every day presents new opportunities and I’m ready to consider them at least for now.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 03.04.2018

God… I just wonder when it will all make sense. I know that in time things will unfold as they should, all the pieces will fall into place as they say but when. This week has been filled with the normal ups and downs that are associated with working a 45-50 hour work week, trying to build a Lifestyle online presence and following, and still keep my career goals at the forefront of my mind. You know the normal stuff. What I have to keep reminding myself is that anything I do or attempt to accomplish is within my power. If I am only able to put 30% towards it that day, at least I am trying.

We all place limitations and pressure on ourselves, the pressure to be our best and our greatest without understanding that things won’t come together overnight. “Rome wasn’t built in a day” has never rung so true. I have health goals, career goals, relationship goals, spiritual goals, goal goals that I want to reach and what I’m learning is that it is all in God’s timing and my willingness to make it happen.  As I enter into this new week I hope to keep the same attitude in all that I face this week. I hope that you do the same.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 02.11.2018

…sharing the load makes the plight a little easier.

When life throws you unexpected turns and crisis, how do you cope? You have conversations about these things before and discuss how you would react in certain situations but you never know until you know. You cannot expect the unexpected, it is not something that you can truly plan for because life doesn’t grant you the peace of familiarity.  It’s important to focus on trying to find a solution but sometimes the solution is never the right one. You don’t agree with others when making this decision and sometimes you do but we all struggle with the uncertainties of the decisions we’ve made, that one thing is king. There is always the opportunity to be better than the choices we’ve made but what can we do when all we have left is our word. We must stick by these choices we make because dependability and our values in something are what makes us human. I’ve been having to deal with a lot of decisions lately as you can imagine with the entire point of this post some uncomfortable and some that I was not ready for but what I must do is stand by them.

As I’ve traveled on this road of life, I’ve been faced with many tragedies and decisions and they never seem easy or manageable. However, sharing the load makes the plight a little easier. All I can do is reach out to God for the answers and pray that he will have mercy on me even when I don’t give myself the same room for error. If I am to be all that I aspire, I have to choose to make some hard decisions and pray that it will all be worth it in the end. Have you been dealing with a tough decision lately, comment below? Additional tips and help are on the way as I make a choice to do something new in my life, my blog, my lifestyle.

 

–Peace and Love

Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth : 01.01.2018

God reveals peace in places that you never….

Happy New Year! God reveals peace in places that you never thought you could find it. Believing that all things are possible through hard work, dedication and most of all patience.

Ready to enter into this year with more passion and determination to achieve my goals and to be a better man, person, partner, son, brother, uncle, and friend. What’s your new year’s resolutions?! How will you ensure that this year is not like any other?

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Peace and Love

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Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth : 12.24.2017

The eve before this highly celebrated day is not just an eve for the birth of the Christ child but for the goodness that man can offer. Christmas is about giving something more than gifts and cheesy cards. Christmas is about hope and the gift of giving it. Celebrating with family and friends near and far.

Although I was unable to visit family this year because of the randomness of life. I will be spending each day with my love and with myself. This will be a time for reflection and self editing as I finish this year and prepare for the next. There is so much more to this life than many are afforded to experience, it is my goal to not take advantage of my life but to find the meaning in it. 1 more day to Christmas, what are your plans? How are you going to make this day special?

Peace and love,

Michael Anthony

Unanswered

You say that you want to change?Release yourself from the chains? Free your mind from the pain? Release your body from the strain? Then why does this plague you so? What does it benefit you if you choose to not let it go? What peace could you know ? Have you asked yourself these questions? Have you learned these lessons? Or are you still waiting to answer them?

Michael Anthony