Gratitude

Are You Driven By Gratitude?

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Perspective

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what drives people.  I hear a lot about how people are ‘driven’ to accomplish certain goals or reach certain milestones. If you’ve been watching the NBA Finals recently (or Stanley Cup Finals for that matter)  you hear a lot about the drive these athletes have to win a championship or the ‘chip on …

willing to receive

Are You Willing To Receive?

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Relationships

Everyone loves getting a gift.  I think ‘free stuff’ may be one of my love languages!  It seems like a no-brainer that while people may be reluctant to give in certain areas of their lives, most people are always ready and willing to receive. When it comes to material things there’s a better chance of that statement being true.  However, …

If Salt Looses Its Saltiness

Please Pass the Salt 

Nathan Smith Bible, Christian Maturity

I have been pretty sick lately.  So much so that I was super late in getting my blog out for the week as I navigated sickness and tried to catch up from getting so far behind in several things.  A cold turned into a bad cold, which turned into a sinus infection which turned into yuck (there’s a point to this …

Don't Hate

I Hate You

Nathan Smith Perspective, Thought Provoking

Life is complicated. With all the joys and wonders of sunsets, the laughter of children and autumn leaves changing color, there are equal amounts of pain and disappointments.  Each of us handle pain in a different way… some internalize it, others lash out. Regardless of our responses, the fact is we all deal with pain and we have to be …