Sunday, September 15, 2013

September 15, 2013: What is YOUR central question?


What is the question you seek to answer each day?

Mine is the following:

"How do I inspire a million people a year EVERY year?"

I ask this question every morning as a part of my morning ritual of powerful questions, statements, meditation, and planning.  I feel like if I can deliver on this, then I will be of good use to God and his children.

Do you HAVE a central, primary question that drives you, guides you?

If so, what is it?

If not, what would it be?

Take a moment to think, create, and share.  This community has been lurking a little too much lately and not commenting... which is partly my fault for not engaging you with questions to answer I guess.

I look forward to reading your comments!

God night.


  1. Mine is not so much a question as a personal challenge every day: To be a better person today that I was yesterday.

    Also I love Mother Teresa's quote of:

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway.
    If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway.
    If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway.
    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway.
    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway.
    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.”

    Hope all is well Tiom and Family!
    Kelley from MO

  2. Tim,

    Sad to say, the question I ask myself each day is whether or not my children can leave the house with socks that match and a vague approximation of a school uniform - and perhaps a vaguely nutritious lunch. So nothing very inspiring there.

    However, it was with the greatest delight that I spotted the lovely Miss B in her hat, in her plane seat, on her adventure. Thank you for posting that lovely photo again. Wish she were with us still.

    From my rainy rooftops, fondly always,



  3. The first draft of my Pharm D paper is due next week and of course I procrastinated and am working my ____ off on it now. I'm sitting here writing and the sentence I just typed is this- "However, toxicity showed to be a disadvantage; as six of the seven patients completed the treatment because one patient died of cardiomyopathey on day 0 prior to transplant, one patient died on day 44 after transplant due to infections, and one patient died of multi-organ toxicity 101 days after transplant. Both patients who died post-transplant showed engraftment upon biopsy. Additional non-life threatening but serious toxicities included hepatic venoocclusive disease in 3 patients, acute renal failure in 6 patients, severe cutaneous toxicity in one patient, and respiratory failure requiring ventilation in 8 patients." It seems like last week that I was praying for her to make it out of the ICU, and now I'm writing about her as a statistic in my paper, this can't be real. She was just here. And so I can't get past the next sentence, so I log on to Bella's Blessings for inspiration, and here you are, with this post.
    The question I seek to answer with the results of my research is this: "What is the optimal dosing regimen for young patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for treatment of Dystrophic and Junctional Epidermolysis bullosa?"
    Thanks for giving me motivation. Much love my friends.

  4. I lurk at work! (and also cannot tell you how many times I have been filled to the brim with inspiration from your writing) :)

    I am a teacher and my constant struggle with my 12/13 year olds is how I can engage them and connect with them so that they each feel like they are human, and not a number. I long for the day that one will come to me with a problem that I can help solve...

    My other guiding question lately, and this has been a toughy, is how I can relate to those in my community. I currently live in a Native/Mennonite community in rural northern Alberta. I don't fit in and for the first time in my life I am the "minority". I question my values and beliefs a lot lately and try to let go of my expectations.