A friend of mine called me asking about the price of a self maintained website with hosting and domain fees. I said $150 tops. A friend of his wants to set a site up and the person setting this us said (yep you guessed it) $1500.00. Oh yeah thats a year. I can get it running in 2 hours. Maybe I should charge them $300.00.
Got a letter to go to jury duty (SUX) but its all good. I am on call. I need to call in monday to see if I am a go for Tuesday. I let work know, so I should be all good.
Again and again, I tend to have an opening statement that would read “well its been a long time since my last post”, so with that said lets move on. I went out with my friend Chris today on Easter Sunday and thinking we would get a burger or perhaps a Mexican dish we drove all over the city and everything we came across was closed. We did find a place to eat and finally was able to catch up on things. He was telling me about a Jamaican zen Buddhist named Moojiji and a story called Let go of your banana thoughts It was a rather fun idea of what hold us back and learning learn how to let things go.
It reminded me of a story written by Richard Carlson, who wrote “Don’t sweat the small stuff… and its all small stuff”. The chapter dealt with the snowball effect as defined by wikipedia it states that The Snowball effect
“is a figurative term for a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger (graver, more serious), and also perhaps potentially dangerous or disastrous (a vicious circle, a “spiral of decline”), though it might be beneficial instead (a virtuous circle). This is a very common cliché in cartoons and modern theatrics and it is also used in Psychology.
The common analogy is with the rolling of a small ball of snow down a snow-covered hillside. As it rolls the ball will pick up more snow, gaining more mass and surface area, and picking up even more snow and momentum as it rolls along.”
These days my banana/snow thoughts have been better and I have had to remove certain negative people from my life. It helps to maintain balance. Its always easier to complain, but to be positive its something alot of us need to learn.