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Month: January 2017

Wisdom from Calvin and Hobbes: Look Up To The Stars

When you look into infinity, what do you think of?

Amusingly enough, we can learn much from even the most unlikely places. Sometimes we can learn life lessons about love and friendship from a child’s story like Winnie The Pooh or in this case, from a comic strip  about a boy and his best friend, his “living” stuffed animal Tiger, Hobbes, in Calvin and Hobbes, created by Bill Watterson. The best friends share a strong bond with each other as they explore new things and seek adventure. But even in the comic’s novel presentation, it not only reminds us of the good things of childhood – exploration brought forth by curiosity and imagination – but also occasionally sees the pair pause long enough to ponder the deeper things of life and offer its readers a bit of wholesome and thought-provoking wisdom brought about only the way the innocence of a child can. Continue reading

Adventure Is Out There


Does your heart yearn for adventure?

The desire for adventure and to explore the unknown is a feeling that is part of the human identity and something each of us have yearned for at some point in our lives. Moreover, I’d venture to say most of us want some adventure in our lives. It breaks up the monotony of everyday life and makes us feel young again. Children are great adventurers. They have imagination and that imagination is the fuel the heart needs to seek adventure. And as we grow older and are bogged down by the worries and cares of life, we lose our imagination, the magic dwindles, and while our desire for adventure diminishes as well, it never fully escapes our thoughts because it is a part of who were are as people. Adventure, simply put, is exploring the unknowing, chasing the mysterious, and offers an escape from our ordinary lives. Continue reading

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