Recently my grandson got hurt while on my watch. It was awful. In the moments after it happened and for entire time it took for his injury to heal, I would have done anything in my power to fix him myself. I would have, without question, made everything all better for him. When I heard … Continue reading The Good, Good Father.
I've spent a majority of my life believing I'm lazy, and yet I had a hard time resting today. How does that make any sense? See, I keep 3 of my grandchildren 4 days a week. My other 2 (soon to be 3) grandchildren were here over the weekend as well with my daughter. Sunday, … Continue reading Lazy Lies
Not every storm produces a rainbow. Not every rain shower yeilds flowers. Sometimes it just rains. Storms come. Floods happen. Rain falls. That's life. Too often we settle for platitudes when we should acknowledge and accept that crap happened. We can learn and grow, or we can keep passing off Pinterest quotes and out of … Continue reading Rainbow Platitudes
I found this sign in St. Thomas at Senor Frogs. It is one of my favorite finds from my cruise last February. I think the grammar is weird, but I am willing to forgive that because of the humor and truth this sign exudes. What is lazy? Oxford says it is an unwillingness to work … Continue reading Lazy – Reason #1- to Being Boring
You keep going to Facebook, Twitter, other medias. You look to the people to tell you who you are, to approve of who you are. You listen to the voices try to dictate and define you. You search for validation and reason for you, your life, your calling. You wait for a like, a view, an answer. … Continue reading Why Listen to Another?
Eavesdrop Merriam-Webster.com defines eavesdrop as: to listen secretly to what is said in private. The origin had to do with literally standing under an eave as water dropped on the listener. Nosey by Nature I am, by nature, a nosey person; in fact I think more people are than are not. In my … Continue reading Eavesdropping
Recently I was watching Talking with Chris Hardwick (AMC and The Nerdist Podcast) with Michelle Monaghan as the guest. She shared a story about how Kevin Bacon had once told her "this too shall pass" during a conversation in which she was talking about something good in her life. Now I grew up in church … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass
I heard a speaker* say 2 different things tonight that I cannot shake. You can only get so far looking at the problem. There is so much truth in this statement. Years ago I was playing Donkey Kong Country on Nintendo, and occasionally I would hit a snag that I simply could not figure out. … Continue reading The Problem with Rearview Mirrors
Sometimes I feel like a trampoline. Because of who I am, people regularly "leap" from my support straight into their success. I do not think this is a bad thing, per se, but it often leaves me wondering "where is my trampoline o' success?" or at the very least "where is the credit for catapulting them forward?". Oh that … Continue reading Trampoline O’ Success
Have you ever tried to cross a bridge before you got to it? Wait... don't answer that so quickly. Have you ever tried to live tomorrow today? Nope... don't answer that either. Have you ever tried to finish a project before you started it? Hey... I said to stop answering. See I am asking because I … Continue reading We Will Cross That Bridge When We Get To It