Posts Tagged ‘motivational’

It was a scorching summers day out on the lake. Our boat had just set sail and we were having fun being out on the water. After about an hour or so, we were all hot, hungry, and dehydrated, so we decided to make our way back to shore. Since there was no wind to be found for the sail, we were using a small motor, but as we decided it was time to get to land, with almost perect comic timing, the engine stopped. Out of gas.

Franticly we searched around for the extra fuel tank, as the captain just sat in his seat as calm as the wind. When we came around to finding the extra tank, it was, to our dismay, completly empty. Being first time sailors, we were running around like chickens with their heads cut off, trying to comprehend why there was no gas, and why the captain was so calm about it.

“How are we possibly going to get back?” we asked him, “Theres no gas, no wind, we have no paddles, and we’re a mile from shore!”. The captain stood up and looked at us with a smile. He explained, “The wind always has a tricky mind of its own. It comes and goes whenever it feels like. Its just like life, it has its ups and downs,” Then he looked up at the sail, “But we always have to remember: No matter how bad life may get, the wind will always come back to fill our sails.”

At the very second that he said that line, as if he were a messenger from god himself, the wind came back. It was stronger than ever and we were able to make it to shore in no time. I will never forget that day. It has shown me alot more about life and what is to come.

-Jay-T Out

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Its always the perfect pick up scene. The girl walks in crying, and you, the mysterious knight in armour comes in to comfort her and eventually get her to fall for you. Its a great way to get a chick, but what about your friends or your loved ones? What do you do, how do you comfort those friends that are in need?

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” -Romans 12:15 NIV

The Bible tells us that we should mourn with those who mourn. We could say that instead of trying to fix what has happened, we just need to be there. Just be a shoulder to cry on and to cry with.
This is especially hard for us guys. Gentlemen, when the lady walks in and she’s crying, she doesn’t want you to go beat the bananas off of whoever wronged her. All she wants is someone to stay with them and listen to what they have to say. We have to stay the fix it man side of us and be that shoulder.

Look at your friends, look at your loved ones. Is anyone hurting today? How long has it been since you were there for them?
– Jay-T out

Have you ever missed anyone?
Have you ever been missed yourself?

Scanning through the class today, my professor pointed out the ones that were missing andd asked us, “Do you know what it means to be really good at what you do? Being good at your job means that when you don’t show up, everyone misses you.”

Nobody that was absent in our class was really missed. We got through just like we would any other day. And that made me wonder. If I didn’t show up, what would the class think? That might not mean much to you, but what if I put it this way?

What do you think would happen if George Washington didn’t show up to the last battle of the revolutionary war? Or if all the fire-fighters decided just to stay in bed all day during 9-11? Or if the sun just decided not to rise in the morning. Now I bet all of those people would be severely missed if they didn’t show up. Now these may be a bit exaggerated, but where in your life do you think you would be missed? Is there anyone who would miss you if you just didn’t wake up one day?

I believe that we should all try our best to be the sunshine in someones day. So that on that fateful day, people realize how much of an impact we actually had on them.

– Jay-T

The Naive Cat

Posted: November 4, 2010 in The Warped Wiseman
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You remember the old saying, “Curiosity killed the Cat” ?

Well, you wanna know what happened to the other cat?

He died.

Old, Alone, and a Virgin.

Theres some people in my hall that are driving me crazy because they just like to sit on their butts all day and never get out of their room to do anything social. They just go through their lives without any dangers or problems, or any fun.

If you havent realized, this isn’t some Nintendo game, you only get one life here. So why don’t you make the best of it?

I’m here way out of my comfort zone and having the time of my life. There was one saying from a dear old friend of mine that basically changed my whole outlook on life. “Dont spend the whole day regretting what cool fun or dangerous things you didn’t do. Get off the sidelines and live life to the fullest.”

After that ringing through my head all day, I felt the need to make a big change in my life, to get out and do what comes at me first and never look back. After that day, ive been having the time of my life, and have found who I truly am.

I hope that if you need to make a change like that in your life you decide to take it. I promise you wont regret it.

-Jay-T out