Love Of Reading

My affinity for reading began with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was my senior year of high school, and I hated assigned reading. I disliked being forced to read. As a kid, I read Goosebumps. My favorite is One Day at Horrorland, but any reading we were tasked I found to be the dullest. What I … Read more

Different Not Less

It was early 2000, and we had been called to a parent-teacher conference. Our daughter was turning four years old. Being a bit annoyed, I was wondering why at four, we were having an important parent-teacher conference. Our world was about to change. The first sign I knew something was wrong was shortly into their … Read more

Tension And Pressure

(Dear Reader,  Please note that the following post contains explicit language and may be offensive to some readers and/or inappropriate for children.) It has been a while since I felt this way about a girl. Those feelings of caring for her attention, if she held my hand or not, greeted me with a kiss—all those … Read more

Who Are You To Want A Big, Meaningful Life?

I guess this post is kind of part two of my previous post, “Making A Difference”. If you’re making a difference in this world, you should feel that your life has meaning. So, my answer to the question Who are you to want a big, meaningful life? is, I deserve to have a big, meaningful … Read more

Relationship Tune-Up

How do I begin? I guess I can start with the point (I believe) that most couples, especially if they have been together for a long period of time, may need a relationship tune-up. It could mean seeing a marriage counselor, joining a couples group, or reading self-help books. It could be all of these. … Read more

Trust Me!

“Trust me.” If you are a parent, I am sure you have heard these words before. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when your child utters those words?  Okay, how about this one, “You never believe in me.”, or maybe, “I am not a baby.”, or “I know what I am doing.” … Read more

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

I purchased a Law of Attraction planner after my daughter showed me hers. I had been looking for a simple planner so I could write down projects as Linda and I were planning them for the blog. What I actually purchased was a new way of life. I have always been a “datebook” kind of … Read more

Why We Do What We Do

At what age would you think we are able to make sound decisions for ourselves. I mean by the time we reach adulthood we should know right from wrong, what is good or bad. So why is it that we so often do things we know are wrong. That little voice in our heads seems … Read more

Here’s To 2019!

It’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions. Have you thought of any yet? We’re excited about the coming year and the goals we have set for ourselves, professionally and personally. When we set goals for ourselves and achieve them, we feel good about ourselves. Remember they are goals, and sometimes we won’t always meet … Read more

Gratitude

Whenever I feel down or stressed, I find that focusing on being thankful for all I have rather than focusing on what I don’t have always lifts my spirit. Having an attitude of gratitude can sometimes be challenging but it does help. I know that feeling and being grateful helps to change my perspective on … Read more