Looking at the ocean and watching the ebb and flow of the tide creates a sense of calm amidst the storms in my life. The vastness of the sea humbles and reminds me I'm part of a much larger story. And, that it's pointless to be anxious about things out of my control. Looking out … Continue reading Vitamin Sea
Yesterday, on a cold January morning in 1958, a young woman became a Mama with her first daughter. I'm told there was lots of snow and my dad was trying to keep the driveway clear for when it was time to head to the hospital. I made my debut at 9:10am at seven pounds something. … Continue reading Six life lessons
The Christmas tree is down; ornaments and decoration packed away for another year; the Christmas cookies are almost gone. The holiday gatherings are now memories and it's time we turn our attention towards a new year. Does anyone else look at turning that last calendar page as a clean-slate opportunity? With that clean slate, it's … Continue reading One Word for 2020
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip. ~Henry Rollins October has put away … Continue reading Quieter and slightly subdued
As so often is the case, nature teaches us valuable lessons about ourselves and life. When I witness the awesomeness of nature....from grand to minuscule, I seem to always look for how this impacts my life. And, I cannot look at anything in nature and not see the Creator's hand at work. Recently, Entrepreneur and … Continue reading Lessons from a canyon
Happiness isn't complicated. It is a humble state of gratitude for simple pleasures, tender mercies, recognized blessings, and inherent beauty. ~Richelle E. Goodrich Last week I had to cover for an employee who went on a well-deserved vacay. A job at which he is exceptionally good, but I don't particularly like doing as it involves … Continue reading Tender mercies
Seeing is believing....but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see. ~The Conductor on the Polar Express It's easy to believe in things I can see firsthand with my eyes. It's harder to believe in things I cannot physically see. But does that mean they are any less real? … Continue reading I Believe In…..