Hello! For those of you who do not know me already, my name is Steve Strother. I have created this blog, Steve’s Thinking Space, as a place where I can write about things that are on my mind. I have grown weary of the constant negative slant of the news media today (also including many internet outlets) and I do think that the media has a great deal of impact on the psyche of our culture.
After many years of getting discouraged by all the negative news I finally realized that I had a choice in how I let things affect me. That is when I started earnetsly looking for motivation and inspiration and also when I decided that I was going to create my own blog.
So here is my plan. I will post positive and/or inspirational readings and stories on this blog on a regular basis. Anything that is positive and/or inspirational is fair game. My posts can and will consist of personal accounts of things that I witness, positive things that I read in the news, reviews of other blogs that I find that discuss positive and inspirational topics, reviews of books and or movies that have positive and/or inspirational messages, new ideas that I have regarding life, etc.. While I may occasionally write about something I am not happy about I promise that when I do, my focus will be on looking for the positive and/or proposing solutions.
Thich Nhat Hanh offers one of my favorite quotes:
“Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”
I like this quote so much that I selected it to be part of my blog header. This quote gets to the heart of my goal for this blog. To touch positive things and in so doing I hope to raise awareness of them – both in myself as well as for anyone who reads my blog. My blog posts will focus on themes such as motivation and inspiration, happiness, living in the moment, family life, something that is often called work/life balance (I think it needs a new name since work really is part of life), creativity and much more.
Steve’s Thinking Space spent 1 ½ years in the idea phase until I finally realized that I would never get anywhere with it unless I started writing. So recently I jumped into the process of setting up a WordPress blog and started working on blog entries. I am ready to get started as I have outlined previously in this introduction. I realize that my blogging and therefore the focus of this blog in general, will evolve over time. Steve’s Thinking Space as it exists today will likely change dramatically over time. I look forward to the experience, wherever it leads!
Thank you for visiting Steve’s Thinking Space! I hope you enjoy your time here!