Parenting tip: Wrap up a few empty boxes and place them under the Christmas Tree. Warn the children that each time they misbehave you will throw one into the fire. Sounds like it may be pretty good logic to help encourage good behavior? Well, I have a friend that is quite a jokester – Victor … More Failing as a Parent
I have spent most of my life trying to figure out what I am supposed to do with my life, questioning every decision I made. Trying to figure out if it’s God’s will for my life. Waiting for God to point me in a direction, any direction. Trying to figure out my purpose. While this … More Trust Your Passions
Full Velocity! Carpe Diem! Seize the Day! I just finished watching the Melissa McCarthy movie, ‘Life of the Party’. (Thank you Delta airlines for streaming free movies!) So… yeah… I’m such a student that I love to learn even from entertaintment! Now, first let me say that this movie is rated R. There is foul … More Life of the Party
Did you know that you can restart your day whenever you want to? Sunday, I had to restart my day two times before 9 o’clock in the morning! That doesn’t happen very often, but it got me thinking – I wonder how many people go through their life without even knowing that it is an … More Hit The Reset Button!
I have no clue what is up with my body lately, but I’m totally good with it! Lately I just can’t get enough healthy food. It’s crazy, I am craving salads and vegetables and fruit. I mean like to a weird level. The other evening, I chose salad instead of ice cream! I know, I … More What’s Cooking?
“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
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
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!
Cutting someone off in traffic. Flipping them the bird. Making an offhanded remark. Criticizing. Demeaning someone. Talking badly behind their back. Standing them up. Giving them a dirty look. Making them feel excluded. Calling them a name. Gossiping. Bullying. Emotional abuse. Taking your anger out on someone else. Hurting people, hurt people. I agree with … More Choosing Kindness