A picture is worth a thousand words. And when a thousand words aren’t enough, we use Instagram.
People of my generation (myself included) can’t seem to post a picture without putting a fancy filter on it. Whether it’s through Instagram, Facebook or Twitter apps, or even just on the iPhone itself, no picture feels complete without adding a little tint to it.
Why is that? Why don’t we think a normal picture is good enough anymore?
I always dreamed about having the perfect engagement story.
Long before I ever had a girlfriend, I wanted my future fiancé to be able to recount a magical tale – an elaborately orchestrated scenario which led to me on one knee asking her to get married.
At times I envisioned there would be rented-out movie theaters, trips to far-off destinations, family members flown in from across the country. Fireworks, flowers, farm animals – all were involved in various scenarios over the years.
Of course, I could never settle on the perfect engagement setup. I couldn’t afford it. I couldn’t find the time to make it happen. I couldn’t make it just right.
Last year I knew I had found the girl I wanted to marry. After years of dating around, I was ready to take the plunge and pop the question.
But I could not get over the crippling fear of finding the perfect engagement story. So I kept putting off the proposal.
In my head I could not propose to my girlfriend until I could create the greatest proposal of all time.
Then, right around Thanksgiving, something clicked. Continue reading
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What is the ultimate accomplishment in sports?
It’s not championships. It’s not the Hall of Fame.
It’s being undefeated.
Undefeated means perfection. Zero losses. Zero hits. Flawless victory. All As and no absences. Five stars.
Look what’s swept the sports nation recently. Not March Madness – the Miami Heat’s undefeated streak.
The Heat’s 27 straight win streak captivated the nation because we seek perfection. When we witness it, we are often in awe.
In the wrestling world, the word undefeated is synonymous with one man – The Undertaker. Continue reading