Monthly Archives: February 2011

Guest Blog: Let the Still Moment Live – Happiness Doesn't Come in a Box

Another guest contribution from my good friend Edwin Martinez. Enjoy!

By Edwin Martinez, PHR

Sometimes when we are still for a brief moment, time seems to stop and everything around us might strike us as empty and meaningless. We stare into thin air and simply allow the moment to exist without interruption until forced to shake it off and let time tick tock again as reality sinks in. That strange phenomenon that’s exists between our ears forces us to take notice from time to time and evaluate our very existence. What happens when we realize that life is far more than our surroundings? What is it that tugs at the guts and screams a silent voice of acknowledgement?

The greatest minds of the ages took the time to listen to an inner voice and made the choice to follow it. Those choices lead to the fulfillment of their destinies and have left imprints on our society that will carry on for generations to come. Still moments of reflection from time to time can help steer our life paths in ways we destined but not quite yet connected.

When I was a child around the age of five or so, I found a clear square box approximately 3×5 with a lid that opened and shut so perfectly. I don’t know who it belonged to but I remember thinking that if I owned that little box, I would be very happy. I don’t remember what happened to that box and or why I felt that way about it but, for some odd reason, that clear box always remained in my subconscious mind even throughout my adult years. Perhaps it represented some of my character traits or maybe even some of the things I am drawn to in my vocations. Continue reading

Naturally Optimistic

While one article does not a fact make – this article coincides with the findings of my doctoral studies regarding the “general mood” of Latinos. A good read and report (via the Washington Post):

A new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University poll has found that despite being hit harder by the recession, African Americans and Hispanics are more optimistic than white about their economic futures.