I love life. I love to live an active life. I have great energy and passion to create, participate in and observe the life experiences that make each day special. I try to take the time to pay attention to what is happening around me--to be aware of how each of my human senses are reacting to each moment and in every situation. I look for things that make me happy. If something makes me sad or unhappy, I try to make it better. If I can’t make it better, I don’t handle it well.
Life is fast-paced and more complex than it was just 10 years ago, and the number of world problems we try to solve are incredibly daunting. Nevertheless, I choose to be positive and optimistic about life, and I choose to seek out and adapt to the life lessons learned from even the saddest current events. While I recognize situations can become quite difficult at times, I don’t take myself too seriously. Accordingly, I try to quickly rebound from disappointments and failure.
I’m generous. I try to help people make their lives a little better or easier. I try to help fix their problems by enthusiastically throwing my personal time, talents and treasures at their issues, surrounding them with hope, encouragement and pathways towards a happier, better.
I value and appreciate the activities in which I choose to engage. I like trying new things, and I’m not afraid to fail at them. However, I apply passion, dedication, the willingness to learn, and the commitment to master the skills needed to achieve a high degree of success in everything I attempt. My natural tendencies are analytical and detail-oriented, but I work hard to activate the creative elements of my imagination to achieve an extra measure of satisfaction from what I choose to do.
Remaining busy and active is critical to my health and well-being. While I retired after nearly four decades of a professional services career, I’m busier today than I was before I retired. I like it that way. I tried to slow down—it didn’t align with my passion to experience every moment of life as if it was my last.
Finally, I love sharing life with others. I love people. I love being around people, and I love accomplishing things with people. I like to do things that challenge me and the people around me, and I like doing them in competitive environments, where everyone wants to win. The people in these environments push each other to go outside of their comfort zones, to grow and to make learning new things a life-long passion. I like to please the people I care about. I like to see smiles on their faces. I like to see people around me succeed.
This blog is dedicated to sharing some of the things I observe, accomplish, or experience—things that I hope will make your days a little brighter, or better, or more fun. These will mostly be good things. As the title of the blog implies, I will try to inspire you with good tastes, good news and good insights. If something really bad or sad happens in my life, I may very well try to ignore it. Or I may choose try to write something insightful—words that will help me put focus on what I can positively learn from the experience.
Sometimes I will share recipes I’ve tried, and that I know you will enjoy. These recipes will be easy to prepare and present, and very likely will create excitement from your kitchen, for your family, friends, or for just yourself. I might come across a great new beer or wine that I thought was special. I’ll share that.
At other times I’ll come across sights, sounds and people doing things that make life special and unique. I’ll take pictures. I may find something on YouTube that makes me smile, makes me feel really good, want to sing or to dance with my wife. I will share all of that with you.
Along the way, maybe you’ll find something that made your day special, and you’ll share it with me. I’ll then share it with the others. Then we’ll have a community of people looking for All With Good Taste.
Welcome! To All With Good Taste!!
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