Love Who We Are

Love yourself with a humble mind before loving others. All too often, we set our eyes away from ourselves and forget to look inward. Our generous nature drives us to help others. Kindness drives us to help. However, a sad soul cannot provide solid happiness.  We are worth loving. We may not see our importance,…

Valentine’s Happiness

Love is in the air, or is it lust. In today’s world, we are quick to confuse the two. So in this blog, let’s focus on long term love. After all, do we know what love is or how to achieve it?  If we are honest with ourselves, most of us have no idea how…

What Resolution!

It is week six, and most of us have given up on our impossible New Year New Me idea. Who knew diets, yoga, or even paying off debt came with complications? So where do we go from here? Let’s ask ourselves “Why did we make those resolutions?’” The most common answer to this question is,…

"You look better with a smile" is rude.

A smile, hope, or confidence can rise from a single word. But the job is not completed with words alone. Facial expressions are the icing on the cake. A simple “Hello” from a smiling face breathes life into a desolate room. Now, imagine that same salutation but with a grimacing look. Whoa! That’s enough to…

What Tomorrow Brings

“Spare the rod and spoil the child.” I believe this was the principle behind my mother’s love. She was a single mother raising three children on a low income. We moved a lot, and every new place brought new stress. It was the foundation of my life. I didn’t have a best friend for life….

Internal Plague

Silence is a double-edged sword forged from serenity and self-judgment. We yearn for acceptance and continuously compare ourselves to others. The struggle to maintain a “likable standard” is more real than most would like to admit. As children, we defined these standards with simple labels, such as booger picker or glue eater. “Us vs. them”…

Being Neighborly

Neighborly: characteristic of a good neighbor, exceptionally helpful, friendly, or kind. Imagine a world where neighbors worked their differences out. A place where Home Owner Associations (HOAs) didn’t exists. It may sound like heaven to some. But, not so long ago, this “heaven” was reality. Oh, the good ole days, right? We were allowed to…

My Morning Resting Blah Face

I love waking up and facing the new challenges of the day. The serenity of the house allows time for gathering thoughts and making daily plans. And may I exclaim “Good Gravy” that morning concoction of coffee love is the pure essence of my ability to socialize. Yes, in the morning, I have a condition…

Our Purpose in Life (fun rough draft)

As I sit with time on my hand, (Here is today’s post) I read through the recent posts of the new year. The common denominator between them was the search for why we are here. What is the meaning of life? The meaning I have found is very anticlimactic, for it resides within our happiness….

Rebuttals Are Not For Conversations

I politely mean this when I say, stop thinking of a counter statement when spoken to. Life is not a debate. We are not required to argue our point until everyone agrees or concedes. My military career has taught me a lot about people who do not listen. Most advisories are not listening, but planning…