Defining Happiness

"Happiness is easy to obtain when you decide what happy is." - Topher Pike People define happiness in many different forms, and it’s never the same for every person. True happiness does not come easy nor does it have a dollar value. The definition of happiness is yours to create, and you will not find... Continue Reading →

Finding Happiness

"Do what makes you happy, or do nothing." - Topher Pike This quote may be hard to grasp because we all have daily tasks that need respect. I’m not saying that you should forget about the things that provide for your family. This quote is about the time you have left. If you really want... Continue Reading →

Raising Tomorrow

"Raise the standards of how you live today to free the person you know you can become tomorrow." - Topher Pike If your standard of life is unsuitable, raise the standards of how you live. There is a reason why you live the life you have today. There is no one to blame but yourself... Continue Reading →

Strengthened Attack

"Strengthen your body so your mind has a place to live when you attack your day." - Topher Pike For your mind to function at full capacity, it will need a solid foundation to grow and subsist. You need to incorporate some sort of physical activity into your day. This might seem like a lot... Continue Reading →

Invisible Darkness

"Darkness is not the absence of light; it’s the absence of a purpose." - Topher Pike We all have days when nothing goes right, and we are unsure of how we will ever have the things in life that make us happy. You feel lost in your daily struggles and feel you will never be... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 11

I Believe in God WHEN I RETURNED to the office a few days later, my whole outlook changed. My inbox was full of requests for quotations and other administrative tasks, but I wasn't weakened to see the work that awaited me. I moved along and replied to each request with a smile. It took me... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 10

Resurrected Dreams AFTER MY GRANDFATHER'S passing, my life looked completely different. The love I found within my passion became lost in an external world surrounded by shadows of lonely dreams. The business idea my brother and I were building hit a dead end. The small business I was trying to grow was only producing modest... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 9

Personal Crosses IT WAS EASTER Monday when my grandfather checked in to the local hospital. It seemed like one of his routine visits, so I kept checking in on his progress to see what the medical staff had to say. Nothing looked out of the ordinary, and he was doing so well that my aunt... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 8

Reimagined Journey AFTER THE CHRISTMAS celebrations ended and the last few fireworks released into the night sky, we attempted to get back to our routine. I was working on a couple of projects for my small business and trying to get my book into the hands of anyone that would read the words that ignited... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 7

Tree of Life I CONTINUED TO further inspect these liberal ideas as my grandfather returned home and I prepared for the release of my first book. I even dusted off the bible my mother gave to me for my confirmation to see if I could find any more information to validate these theoretical claims. I... Continue Reading →

Blackbird – Chapter 6

Accidental Discovery WHEN THE STABLE aircraft made its final descent through the broken clouds, I observed the rocky landscape surrounding the calmness of the Atlantic Ocean. With each measured kilometer dropped I could almost hear the harmonic waves pushing up against the shore. It's only desire was to move forward and gracefully flow as intended.... Continue Reading →

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