Category Archives: Life

The Things I No Longer Enjoy From My Twenties

It’s funny how our definition of fun changes over the years.  I was recently thinking about all the things that I did in my twenties and how many of them are no longer appealing.  Some may say that I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Loss and Understanding

Today I woke up to learn that a neighbor of our’s died of cancer.  Her kids are in 4th and 7th grade and her son is very close to my boys.  I’ve been so sad because they are a very … Continue reading

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Add Some Community Service To Your Life

We all want a better, nicer world for ourselves and our families but what are we willing to sacrifice or do about it.  We want world peace and to end hunger or to have more services in our schools or … Continue reading

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Grateful…

Being 9/11 today and seeing this new Facebook trend of gratitude posts, I felt I should take notice of the good things in my life.  It’s very easy to get bogged down by life’s regular issues, like health, money, work, … Continue reading

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Life Can Be Shorter Than You Expect

Recently, I lost a friend to cancer and it really shook me up.  I was sad that he’s gone and I won’t ever get to see him again.  But, I was also really upset that many, many months had gone … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Present

Life has its up and downs but sometimes in a down cycle, we think it will last forever.  We get impatient and that can lead to frustration and depression.  We have to remind ourselves that this phase will pass and … Continue reading

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Things I Should Do But Refuse To…

There are so many tips and guidelines for living healthier, looking better and being more successful in life but sometimes doing the wrong things makes us happier.  Living on the dark side in some little ways can give pleasure so … Continue reading

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Grateful for Honest People

We always hear about all the crime and the bad people in the world but today I was reminded that the majority are actually good and honest people.  I was shopping and carry so many bags that after eating my … Continue reading

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Dare to be Different

I understand why being different requires ‘daring’.  Whether by design or by accident, when one leads a life that is different, there are many challenges that require strength of character to overcome.  I’m not even talking about leading a very … Continue reading

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What Do You Tell Your Kids About This Scary World?

I was not ready when my son came home from first grade telling me he learned about the 9/11 attacks and the wars going on.  I wanted to shelter my kids from thoughts of such evil in the world for … Continue reading

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