weddingI am the luckiest guy on the planet. I just fail to realize it sometimes. I am blessed with a beautiful wife and an amazing son who always stand beside me whether the waters are smooth or rough.

My son loves me unconditionally and has such a wonderful personality that I know he is going to grow up to be an influential person in our world someday.

My wife is my sweetest inspiration. This is so for two reasons. First, because I proposed to her next to a rose named “Sweet Inspiration” in front of Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World. Second, and more importantly, she is my sweetest inspiration because she inspires me by the way she lives life to the fullest and in the moment.

I wouldn’t be where I am today without these two special people in my life.

I have always been tied to technology (my career, my hobbies, my spare time). I think deep down I have always wanted to express my creative side, so here I am.

reflections of earthEvery time I visit Walt Disney World (I am fortunate to live 45 minutes away), I make every effort to visit Epcot and watch the Illuminations firework show. I’ve seen it countless times and it never gets old. It is spectacular both visually and emotionally.Β It talks to me in an unspoken voice …

“Good evening. On behalf of Walt Disney World, the place where dreams come true, we welcome all of you to Epcot and World Showcase. We’ve gathered here tonight around the fire, as people of all lands have gathered for thousands and thousands of years before us, to share the light and to share a story — an amazing story, as old as time itself, but still being written. And though each of us has our own individual stories to tell, a true adventure emerges when we bring them all together as one. We hope you enjoy our story tonight: Reflections of Earth.”

That is my goal and passion for this blog … to share our stories and create an adventure together that makes our lives and our world more interesting and more meaningful. Jump on and enjoy the ride.


38 thoughts on “About

  1. Niki Richardson July 9, 2013 / 10:11 am

    I love your tribute to your wife and son! So often we get caught up in our daily lives and don’t take the time to explore who we really are- what we are truly meant to do and to express! My husband is an incredible scientist and a self professed techno geek! Yet he is THE most creative person I know — I love it that when we chose to tap into it– we can use both sides of our brain! As it is science claims we use only a little of it! So let’s really explore and express who we are and fire on all cylinders!

    • davecenker July 17, 2013 / 8:32 am

      Sometimes it seems like we get caught with the blinders on and don’t look at the whole picture. When we open up our vision and look at all the possibilities, amazing things can and will begin to happen! Thank you so much for taking the time to add such inspiring and insightful thoughts. It epitomizes the ultimate goal for this blog and it is very much appreciated πŸ™‚

  2. AnnaLinnehan July 12, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    Thank you Dave for sharing a wonderful part of your world with us, very beautiful! I will look forward to visiting again…
    Thank you also for stopping by my blog and liking some of my pages, hope you will also visit again πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

    • davecenker July 17, 2013 / 8:28 am

      You are very welcome Anna! I appreciate you stopping by to share in the conversation and wish you an inspired day πŸ™‚

  3. Niki Richardson July 17, 2013 / 1:30 am

    Dave, I love the way you write – you evoke emotion and you also transported me to your vacation! Coming from someone who is long overdue a vacation, I thank you!

    • davecenker July 17, 2013 / 8:26 am

      Thank you Niki for your very kind words. It is part of what makes writing so enjoyable for me, knowing that my words are able to infuse energy and help others see things from a different perspective. Have an inspired day!

  4. Sara Ann August 8, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    I just nominated you for the β€˜Versatile Blogger Award’. See it HERE: Versatile Blogger Award Nomination. Enjoy, and thank you for DOING YOU! Dave, I always love your support of my blog. Much love.

  5. MRS N, the Author September 24, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    I know I am late in doing this but thank you so much for following my blog Princess of the Light! You inspire me to look at the world in a new and different way!!! Thank you, Dave! πŸ™‚

    • davecenker September 24, 2013 / 5:22 pm

      You are very welcome. The feeling is quite mutual and I appreciate your daily thoughts and insights. They feed my soul and inspire me to be the authentic me πŸ˜‰

  6. vinnieh October 15, 2013 / 8:39 am

    Excellent blog, keep up the interesting posts.

    • davecenker October 15, 2013 / 8:52 am

      Thank you for your kind comments and best wishes for an inspired day!

  7. Feet from Shore November 15, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    What an inspirational about page you have here Dave. We all should take a minute to be thankful for all the good things we have in life and the people we can share it with. Unfortunately, most people only realize what they had when it’s gone or it’s too late to do something about it. I’m glad to know that’s not your case. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with all of us. Wishing you and your family many adventures ahead! πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

    • davecenker November 15, 2013 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you for your very kind comments πŸ™‚ It is so true that we need to appreciate every moment, every occurrence, no matter how small or large it may seem. In the end, the little things are often the big things. It is rather idealistic to think we will operate from this mindset every second of every day. But, I sure won’t stop trying πŸ˜‰ Thank you for stopping by and best wishes for an inspired day!

  8. sohansurag January 3, 2014 / 7:43 am

    Hey there, just stumbled over here redirected from a friends blog. Rather amusing writing you’ve got here. Kudos and keep up the good work.

    • davecenker January 3, 2014 / 9:45 am

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts, it is much appreciated! Best wishes for an inspired day πŸ˜‰

  9. Michele Anderson January 7, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    That’s very beautiful, Dave. Thank you for coming by my blog and sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚

    • davecenker January 8, 2014 / 8:36 am

      Thank you also Michele for stopping by and visiting. It is wonderful to meet like-minded individuals and share our ideas and stores with one another πŸ˜‰

  10. lolkin January 10, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    this is amazing! i’d love to live next to Disney World!

    • davecenker January 13, 2014 / 7:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts. As the creator of Disney World always states, if you can dream it, you can do it πŸ˜‰ Best wishes for an inspired day!

  11. Jack Flacco February 23, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Epcot is one of my favorite places on earth, too! Such a magical place, and the fireworks make it even more magical!

    • davecenker February 23, 2014 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you Jack, there is so much about Epcot that calls out to me. The combination of hope for the future melding with the various cultures is magical indeed. And the Illuminations show at the end of the evening never fails to generate goose bumps that tie it all together into a smile for the soul. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Best wishes for an inspired day πŸ˜‰

  12. Jill Weatherholt March 23, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to your family, Dave. I’m happy you’re tapping into your creative side. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

    • davecenker March 24, 2014 / 8:16 am

      Thank you Jill for stopping by and providing such kind comments. Stay creative and best wishes for an inspired day πŸ˜‰

  13. ShethP March 27, 2014 / 10:23 am

    Hey there! I have nominated you for the Light of the World Award. If you wish to participate, please check out the following page for details: http://shethp.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/light-of-the-world-award/

    Even if you do not wish to take part in the awards, I would like you to know that your words never fail to inspire. Thank you for making this blog a “Light of the World” through your thoughtful words! πŸ˜€

  14. Don May 15, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    I read some of your posts Dave and found them to be wonderfully insightful. Look forward to reading more.

  15. adrianapridemore July 1, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    Thank you for following my blog! I love that you appreciate the blessings you have. I don’t know what if do without my family even though I rarely see my husband because he travels for work. He is my balance and my rock. Thanks again!

    • davecenker July 1, 2014 / 3:41 pm

      It is a pleasure to come across like minded individuals who share in the values of their own individual blessings, family certainly being one of those πŸ˜‰ Thank you Adriana for your very kind thoughts and sentiments, best wishes for an inspired day!

  16. Meg Evans July 12, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Hello Dave — I came across your blog today, and am glad I discovered your excellent writing and insightful observations! I have added it to a list of positive blogs I keep on my own site. πŸ™‚

    • davecenker July 14, 2014 / 8:47 am

      Thank you Meg for stopping by and providing such thoughtful feedback. It’s through sharing each other’s stories that I find the most enjoyment in writing. Best wishes for an inspired day πŸ˜‰

  17. Michelle Mueller August 16, 2014 / 8:33 am

    Hi Dave! As you may or may not know, in addition to my personal blog, I also write with a collective of other writers at another blog: thesarcasticmuse.com. Recently, we were nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award, and we decided to participate. One of the requirements was that we nominate other inspiring bloggers. We each chose two, and you were one of my nominations. Feel free to accept the award or not; the “rules” (guidelines) are included in our acceptance post here: http://thesarcasticmuse.com/2014/08/16/huge-thank-you/ if you are interested.


  18. lorlinda August 20, 2014 / 11:00 am

    We are very lucky and doesn’t feel great to know it! Cheers, Lorlinda

    • davecenker August 20, 2014 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you Lorlinda for stopping by and taking time to explore my musings πŸ˜‰ We are all very lucky, and we only realize it when we take a moment to pause, look around, and just breathe πŸ™‚ Thank you again and best wishes for an inspired day!

  19. Vlad Zaycev January 25, 2015 / 2:29 am

    You have very excellent blog! I enjoy it! Continue also! The best regards! – Vlad

    • davecenker January 25, 2015 / 11:53 am

      Thank you Vlad, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave your thoughts! Best wishes for an inspired day πŸ™‚

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