Sunday, April 10, 2011

Life's Patterns


They are all around us.

Wow, that kind of sounds like the trailer to some new horror flick, doesn't it?

But it's not and I'm talking about "Life's Patterns" and the fact that these patterns are around us each and every day.

Think about it and see how many different types of these patterns you can come up with before I start to mention some in this blog. (Note: If you already listened to the podcast - NO FAIR!)

Obviously, from the picture above, the changing of the seasons is one of those patterns that we see take place year after year. (And, by the way, I forgot to mention this, most obvious one, on the podcast).

Yes, I understand that in some parts of the country and the world the seasons don't vary much, if even at all. However, whether the weather conditions around you change much or not does not have any impact on the fact that the seasons come and go year after year.

Think about this life pattern - when you are a baby you rely on others to take care of all of your basic needs such as food and cleanliness. We slowly work our way towards independence in these areas and then, if we live long enough, we slowly revert back to the beginning stages of relying on others to provide all of our basic needs.

Sad, but true. One of the patterns of life that many face.

You can even see these patterns in the commodities and in the stock market. Those that pay close attention to these things can look at charts that show these patterns over a period of time and this will help them make wiser choices.

And then there are these patterns in our own everyday lives...the good days and the bad days. The days when everything seems to be going in our favor and also those days that it seems as if everything is working against us.

There are the times that you are happy with the job of your dreams and then there are the times that you have been "let go" and find it hard to connect with a new job. There are the times that you stand before a group of friends and a minister across from that "person of your dreams" with promises of "forever love" and then there are the times that this union comes to a crashing end.


Friend, I'm calling these "patterns of life" because they are all A PART OF LIFE!

So, how are you doing with these patterns in YOUR life today? Are you in an "up" cycle or a "down" cycle?

What are you doing to change the situation if you find yourself in a "down" cycle and what are you doing to PREPARE yourself for that "down" cycle if you currently find yourself in an "up" cycle.

Patterns, remember?

Tomorrow I will make another analogy that I think you will be able to relate to in a very powerful way. Be sure to join me then and also to share this with others.

Until next time...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"



  1. It is truly amazing how these cycles can take us for a ride. Just a few short weeks ago I was staring at my unemployment check with a notice stating that it was my last one. I started to panic and worry. We have a mortgage, bills etc. I had no idea what I was going to do to generate money. "Well spank my booty and call me happy" somehow I came up with the cleaning houses idea and knew I would love that. Why had I not thought of that sooner? I have no idea. But here I am working hard, making ok money and feeling proud. I am on an up. It is still a struggle; life is a struggle but I made it through the spin cycle. I am still trying to prepare for the next cycle and Mike is giving me excellent advice. Friends, We will all make it through somehow (sounds like Mike's voice huh).

  2. Tanya, I HOPE our voices don't sound alike! That'd be bad for BOTH of us. ;)
    But, I know what you mean... you are sharing SOUND advice and you have PROVEN that by not giving up there is SOMETHING that is there to help improve our situation. Too, I know how you came up with the got away from everything and allowed yourself the chance to THINK wthout distraction. Another key point.