Friday, July 19, 2024

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: WEALTH

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: WEALTH:                                                                              “It is a wise man who does not grieve for things which he has n...

WEALTH

                                                             


“It is a wise man who does not grieve for things

which he has not but rejoices for what he has.”

                                        Epictetus

When we hear the word wealth we immediately think of money. How

much money does a wealthy person have? How much money do we

need? Yes, money makes for a better life, there is just no doubt about

that. We need to pay for a house, car, and other things we truly need.

Money is important when we seek money or use money for our own

right reasons. But wealth, what is true “wealth”? Wealth is having

someone to hug. Wealth is someone who has your back. Wealth is

the ability to make choices, freedom of choice, how we choose to see

what is before us. (Our choices are always in our control, no one can

take that away from us). Wealth is the privilege or ability to say no.

True wealth consists of sleeping through the night with no worries.

Looking in the mirror and knowing you have done the right thing, a

clear conscience. Never being jealous or thinking you want something

else or what someone else has. Being grateful. Staying in shape and

having physical energy and stamina. Wealth is a happy microbiome

and a good poop. Laughing often with friends. Laughing often by

yourself. Dancing in the rain. Listening to the birds. Wealth is not desiring

what you do not have. Wealth is wanting what you do have. Being

wealthy or happy is wanting everything you have. Being miserable is

constantly chasing more. Wanting something else. Desiring what you

cannot have or do not really need. Desire less, need less, crave less.

The more stuff you have the more problems you have. Yes, ambition

is good. This is not to be confused with complacency or laziness. We

must be pursuing or chasing our dreams for the right reasons not to

just get status symbols, fuel our ego or have something someone else

has or just to get “more stuff” to impress other people we probably

really don’t care about and may never see again anyway.


You can get the International bestseller The Shi*t I Wished I learned in College here:

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: SIMPLICITY

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: SIMPLICITY: “In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”                                          Henry Wa...

SIMPLICITY


“In character, in manner, in style, in all things,

the supreme excellence is simplicity.”

                                        Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Simplicity is the result of long challenging, demanding, hard work. The

simple life. Simple needs. Be happy with what you have and whatever

hand life deals you, and you always have a hand in what life deals

you. Whether it is how you view it: “this is good this happened to me

because I am the better for it.” How you live your day-to-day life of

values and virtues. Shape how others around you behave. Whatever

the nature of the universe puts on your plate or how well equipped

you are to deal with or accept whatever happens, make the most of

it. Simple. Simple. Simple in desires, wants and words. Happy is the

one who desires little, for it is easier to meet those needs. The chaos

and rush of life will lead to overwhelmingness. Be happy with what you

got and figure out how to make the most of what you got and at the

end of the day you always have you. Keep it simple stupid. Confusion,

complexity, ambiguity, exaggeration are all your enemies. More is less.

Less is more. Make the best use of what you have.


You can get the International bestseller The Shi*t I Wished I learned in College here:

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C5FMWDGW

Friday, June 28, 2024

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: DEALING WITH LOSS AND TRAGEDY

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: DEALING WITH LOSS AND TRAGEDY:   “Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.”          ...

DEALING WITH LOSS AND TRAGEDY

 



“Never. We never lose our loved ones. They

accompany us; they don’t disappear from our

lives. We are merely in different rooms.”

                                        Paulo Coelho

We have all experienced heart wrenching loss. Loss of a spouse,

mom, dad, son, daughter, brother, sister, best friend. Sometimes, it

is an unexpected and unnecessary loss, in the cruelest of ways. How

can we cope? How can we deal with it? We must, so we do, we must

continue. But where do we find the strength? As an attorney, I have

met many people who have lost a loved one and are grieving. Oftentimes,

senseless, unnecessary loss, which was preventable if other

people had followed the safety rules. I have also met a lot of people

with tremendous heart, strength, and inspiration. I marvel at how they

can carry such pain in their hearts and carry on with great strength

and fortitude. How do they do it? I think we each deal with our losses

in our own way, in our own time, by ourselves, and with the help of

others. But I think a big part of that is simply asking ourselves: What

would the person we have lost want us to do? What would they do?

How would they do it? We can, and we must draw strength from these

questions. Would they want us to shut ourselves in, shut down, or

just be sad? For a little while, but then they would want us to get back

up, dust ourselves off, and live the fullest, most productive, happiest

lives of which we are capable. Would they want us to get out there,

smile, make the world a better place and honor their memories? Those

wonderful memories. Yes, and they are there to help us. Get out of

our sadness and soar. I heard a song by Bette Midler once, and there

is a line in it that goes something like, “did you ever know that you’re

my hero? The wind beneath my wings.” We will always have the wind

beneath our wings, it is just a matter of what we do with it.



You can get the International bestseller The Shi*t I Wished I learned in College here:

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C5FMWDGW

Friday, June 21, 2024

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH

Jaime Jackson Safety Blog: HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH:   “Never bend your head, hold your head up high. Look the world straight in the eye.”                                          Helen Keller ...