Potato Tree

How is it you stood before me when your seed was planted before I could see. Out of the debris, you have risen waiting for the perfect time to be. There is familiarity all around you, but your birth is so unique. Each branch extended provides the answer I seek. I did not place you in the... Continue Reading →

Gratitude is the Foundation

If you are a young parent looking to teach your child about the most important things in life or a seasoned vet looking to put your child on the right path, gratitude is always the foundation. Gratitude is the basis for everything that is great in life and should be the first brick you lay... Continue Reading →

Motionless Rainfall

The trees they do not move, and the flowers stand still in amazement as the rainfall beats louder and louder. Do they know something I do not? The single blade of grass I quickly notice has no purpose but to find one single drop. As I stare into nothingness, I can't help but feel everything. The landscape... Continue Reading →

Infectious Growth

"The light that shines within doesn’t have to stay within." - Topher Pike We all have a dream in life that creates an attitude of success that is infectious to anyone who comes into our presence. When we talk about this dream, our passion oozes out of our subconscious with ease. It is never forced... Continue Reading →

Changing Worlds

"Never try to change a world you don’t understand. Change yourself, and your world will change with you." - Topher Pike Never attempt to understand the world you live in today. There are so many phenomena you cannot explain, and there are moments that make you wonder why the world constantly conspires against you. You... Continue Reading →

Forever Young

As the cold summer rain flows uncontrollably underneath my feet, I stand in a moment of silent reflection. Reluctantly I resisted your arrival, but the representation in front of my eyes provides another moment of poetic contemplation. Your innocence and peacefulness give a strength underneath a weakness in my own thinking. You may not stand tall today but... Continue Reading →

Love of Family

Today as I peacefully rest, I am not alone. Tonight, as I gently rise, I am not seeking peace. I do not find peace on my last day, and nor will I spend this day searching. I will not search for a blinded purpose because I have seen my peace in the love of family.... Continue Reading →

My Future Self

I found this letter I wrote a few months ago and thought I would share. Shortly before I wrote this letter, I created a goals list of some big and small things I want to accomplish over the next 5 years. Writing a letter to myself from the future was on this list, and I... Continue Reading →

Negotiated Seclusion

“Since everything in this world is connected, be sure not to live life in a bubble of your own creation.” – Topher Pike We all have had times in our lives where leaving the house seems insurmountable or even debilitating. We refuse to answer phone calls and let our e-mails accumulate to the point we... Continue Reading →

Yesterday’s Gone

"If you don’t know who you want to become or the life you want to live, you need to figure that out today or tomorrow will be the same as yesterday." - Topher Pike If you are truly ready to change your life, you need to change the way you think. If you are not... Continue Reading →

Ambitious Awakeness

"Tonight I will dream of a better tomorrow, but today I will awake with a vision more ambitious than yesterday." - Topher Pike If you wait to fall asleep to dream, then you are wasting precious time. You need to make it your purpose to dream before your head hits the pillow. Imagine a life... Continue Reading →

Impending Decisions

"Decide what you want in life, and tell the world it’s yours." - Topher Pike Start today by making a decision as to what you really want in life. Write your goals and dreams down on paper. Once you have done this simple and freeing task, you will acquire the purpose to attain the happiness... Continue Reading →

Creative Storm

"Don’t wait for a storm to change your life; create the storm that will change your life." - Topher Pike The power of positive thinking can sometimes get lost in the waves of our daily lives. Our hopes and dreams can lie alone underneath a single-engine boat in the middle of a shallow ocean. We... Continue Reading →

Purposeful Days

“Attack your day with purpose, or your purpose will be serving someone else’s dreams and desires.” - Topher Pike Having a purpose for every day you are on this earth creates the progress needed to construct your dreams and desires. Not just an idea but a step-by-step plan for each day that aligns with your... Continue Reading →

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