Intantly Gratifi-ed.

They should call us Generation IG. Everything in our world is created on an ‘instant gratification’ basis. Our phones link to Google from any where in the world so that we can instantly know the answer to the burning question: “Why is there fuzz on a kiwi?”

We don’t even have to be in the same hemisphere to do business. I’ll video chat you while we make our billion-dollar deal.

Oh, and if you’re feeling a little lonely in the love department, don’t worry. We’ll type up a quick profile and you’ll be chatting with hotties in no time. Though gratification cannot be guaranteed. Sorry.

The world’s entire global economy is centered around making things instantly accessible. There is an instant answer to all of our needs.

I’m hungry: fast food.
I’m fat: liposuction.
I need an answer: Google.
I want perfect memories: Digital cameras.
I have dirty hands: Hand Sanitizer.
I want a tan: fake tanner.
I need new music: Pandora/iTunes.
I want to watch a movie: Netflix.
I want to go on a Date: Match.com
I want friends: Facebook

Now I can’t say if this instant gratification world is a good or a bad thing because as a Generation IG’er, I’ve never really known anything else. But, what ever happened to our grandparents’ saying: “All good things are worth the wait.” If we never have to wait for anything any more, is anything really as good?

Try taking the scenic route. Let’s wait and see.

Change, Bloom-ed?

It is officially Spring and change is in the air.

I just had a very insightful conversation with a dear friend. She has a lot of change brewing in her life: an upcoming marriage, a cross-country move, and the beginnings of a new career (congrats on all 3, by the way, M). Here I am griping about my move 4 miles away (give me some credit, it’s to a different state!) and my jury duty summons.

I am usually one to make grand general statements like “we are creatures of habit; change is against our nature.” Or “change is ultimately the best medicine for a chronic ailment.” But, I believe both statements to be true. And so here is my grand general statement: “Life is a bit like a rubix cube with one square blank; it’s a challenge, and even when you think you have it all figured out…you’ll never know.” Encouraging, I know.

This past mother’s day, my madre had us out in the garden doing some minor landscaping. It always surprises me how much spring is the season of new beginnings and fresh perspective. Sure we may have to endure the rainy, muddy days to get there, but we know there will always be May flowers waiting for us when the sun comes out.

What mud have you treaded recently? Have your changes bloomed into everything you hoped for?
I hope so.

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