Do Things You Cannot Do

We are all faced with things that we believe we cannot do. Every adult has experienced a day or time in his/her life when a difficult task is confronted.  Many times we are skeptical at our chances for success.  This past weekend presented me with this exact situation.   My husband and I love toContinue reading “Do Things You Cannot Do”

Nothing is Hopeless

After watching the movie, “Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks, I can’t help but compare it to the problems we face today and realize that nothing is hopeless.  I know this is a fictional story and unfortunately Covid-19 and the pandemic in our lives are all too real, but it still helps to put things inContinue reading “Nothing is Hopeless”

Progress Not Perfection

In order to focus on attaining a happy and healthy life, it is important to pay attention to the progress we make toward our goals and not expect perfection along the way. Every one of us, when attempting to realize a new goal, starts off with enthusiasm and drive.  Our motivation is high and weContinue reading “Progress Not Perfection”

Feeling Overwhelmed

The majority of people in the best of times feel overwhelmed with life from time to time.  Take into consideration what we are all dealing with during this pandemic, and that number increases dramatically.  “Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” Zig Ziglar When we feelContinue reading “Feeling Overwhelmed”

Building Self-esteem

Our self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves and it may be the most influential aspect of our personality on our well-being.  Without having an appropriate view of ourselves, it is very difficult to be a healthy, well-adjusted human being. The many resources and books written on this topic is a good indication ofContinue reading “Building Self-esteem”

Our Powerful Mind

Recently all our lives have become fraught with uncertainty, conflict, and anger.  You cannot live in this country (and probably the world) without feeling the unrest, stress and tension present everywhere you go (even if you never leave your home). We are being bombarded by negative messages, nastiness, and even lies, which are almost impossibleContinue reading “Our Powerful Mind”

Grit – I Don’t Mean Sand in Your Bathing Suit

The word grit has a few definitions, one being small particles of sand.  Another version is the item for breakfast that I learned about when visiting the south.  I wasn’t a fan at first until I had homemade grits – they were delicious! The grit I am thinking about today is the courage and resolveContinue reading “Grit – I Don’t Mean Sand in Your Bathing Suit”

Nuggets of Happiness and Love

I am a dreamer!  Even though I like to dream of the possibilities in my life, I am talking about waking up every morning remembering and being affected by my dreams. My husband says he often doesn’t dream, but I think the reality is that he doesn’t remember what he dreamed about.  The beautiful thingContinue reading “Nuggets of Happiness and Love”

When Life Gives You Lemons

Each of us knows that life is a series of ups and downs.  The only thing that we can always count on is change.  Just when things are smoothly moving along, usually something will happen to shake us up a little (or a lot). My father was a man of incredible integrity, dedication, and love. Continue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons”