“When you make a pleasant remark to a stranger, you make him feel one degree better. This makes you feel better and helps you relax.” David J. Schwartz I was going to visit a friend in the hospital. I was in the elevator and a woman got into the elevator behind me. The doors shut, … More Quick Conversations
Many of you have gotten to know my mom a bit in a couple of our previous blogs. Some of you have known her for years. No matter how long, you know how sweet that she is. You most likely also know how much she is struggling with her memory. Well, Sunday her life took … More Roll With the Flow
I’m going to start this blog right off with a word of warning. This is an area that I get very passionate about. I am so frustrated about the current mindset of so many people regarding entitlement. Now, I really won’t be surprised if some people reading this get offended. I’m not going to apologize … More Should Everyone be Entitled?
I recently had the opportunity to listen in on a conversation, that surprised me and saddened me. The talk was centered around financial decisions. It never got heated or even loud. It seemed that each of the other participants completely agreed, and the comments just continued to build upon the original statement that having loans … More An Out-of-Date Mindset
Moving brings up so many emotions – excitement, stress, joy, sadness, maybe even some fear. For me, I tend to feel overwhelmed by all the things that need to be done and often wonder if it’s even possible – and if it is – where do I start!? So, I usually wait and do most … More Make Your Move
So, I started doing Shipt shopping to add some extra money to my income; and one of the side benefits is the amount of exercise that I’m getting. (Shipt is an app that people can order groceries and have them delivered – see the referral below for possibly some free groceries!) For example, today upon … More But I Gotta Eat
I walked in to a Discount Store to purchase some mini notebooks to give as gifts. The parking lot was extremely full, which should have given me a clue, but this store is located at the end of a shopping plaza, so I attributed it to the other stores as well. When I opened the … More What’s Your Word Worth?
I have never really been involved in sports or physical activity, besides horseback riding and briefly, volleyball. The most rigorous exercise I do consistently is walking. I have done yoga for a little while – but rarely push myself physically. I don’t like to sweat. But I know the positive effects of exercise – the … More Get Your Head in the Game
The first time that Jorjia and I heard the saying that the only one that truly takes a new measure of a man is a tailor, was at a leadership convention. We both thought that statement was extremely profound. Today I was thinking about the fact that it’s not even just others that don’t take … More Measure of a Man
My best friend asked me if I couldn’t learn to say no now – as I am striving to achieve my dreams; then how did I ever think I would be able to when some of my dreams were achieved and I was confronted with thousands of more opportunities. Saying “no” is one of the … More Spinning Those Darn Plates!