“I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him, but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man and his dignity is a crime.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “One of the most neglected virtues of our daily existence … More Sincere Appreciation
I am re-reading Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. I’ve been meaning to get back to it for a bit, but it seems time just slips by. It’s a book on how to stop procrastinating. I have thought about re-reading it a number of times, just hadn’t gotten around to it. Today I decided that’s … More Frogs, really? Frogs!?
“Oh! That sounds so good! I can’t remember the last time I had Kentucky Fried Chicken!” It has become kind of a joke amongst my family, as we heard this weekly for a while from my mom. My mom is turning 75 in December, and is battling memory issues. Sometimes the stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia … More Memories With Mom
For some it’s a hobby, for some it’s a profession and for still others it’s a matter which they choose to ignore – and probably many other things to many other people. However, I have learned recently that for me – its vital. Personal growth and development for me is something I have to do. … More Personal Growth
Tomorrow I fly home. I absolutely love to travel. If I flew home on a Wednesday and someone said ‘hey, I have an extra ticket leaving Saturday for …., wanna go?’ I would say ‘yes!’ I even go to obscure places like Moline, IL and Des Moines, IA. But tomorrow, I fly home and leave … More Breathless
“Boy, you are awfully happy today!” As a hostess and cashier at a local diner I hear that comment and many variations of it on a daily basis. Someone asked me how it is that I am “always smiling”. I hadn’t really thought about it until she asked me – but now it has been … More What are You Smiling About?
Welcome to your life. That’s what popped into my head as I woke, and grabbed my phone to write. It’s that underlying thought that plagues me frequently. That conversation that continues to play in my mind. Your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be? Is it everything you wanted it to be? Is … More Is My Life What I Dreamed it Would be?
Have you ever felt that way? Ever look at yourself, your life, your family, your finances or your situation and wondered “How did it get to this point? What happened? How did I get here?” I know I have. Many times. Sometimes this is positive, other times its negative. Things happen slowly at first and … More How Did I Get Here!?
So as we prepared for a hurricane that may or may not come our direction; it was amazing the variety of responses that we get when we talked about what was going on. Many people were staying in their homes, they were boarding up, they were gathering water, and gathering supplies for not just during … More Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Let me start off with the fact that I know that this is South Florida, I understand that we have a catastrophic hurricane threatening our state in the next few days and I am aware of the fear that has descended upon our area. I get it. People are in bad moods, they are thinking … More Attitude Matters