To Ask or Not to Ask

Did you know that asking for something is one of the hardest things to do? Think about it for a minute, is it easy for you to ask for something? Whether asking for a cup of coffee, a seat on the bus, or a ride to the store, when you ask something of someone you…

Be Kind… Don’t Be A Dick

I realized today that though I may feel anger and resentment toward someone for wrongs committed against my family, friends or self, I still do not want to see them suffer because I am not a dick. I would give the shirt off my back, shelter and food to ensure a certain level of comfort….

Secret to Happiness

What is the secret of happiness? Is it really a secret that is hidden and kept from us or do we hide from it feeling unworthy? Truthfully, I believe the latter to be true. Very few individuals are truly happy, having found a peace that eludes the mass majority of humans.  WE tend to live…

Spring… a rebirth of the soul

Spring time in northern Michigan….time to purge all the pent up dust from the long winter, clean out the closets, and get to work on cleaning up the yard.  Seeing children out playing and riding bikes, more folks enjoying walks along our shorelines and streets enjoying an ice cream in the midday sun.  Take a…

Think about it…

I have flown a hundred times in my short lifetime amd it still amazes  me that we can take a large, bulky, metal object filled with fragile lives, lift it into the atmosphere and transport the vessel thousand of miles using currents of wind. How amazing we were created! We sent people to the moon,…

Roadtrip

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the monotony of merely surviving day to day becomes overwhelming, causing a low state of mind and even inviting illness. ☺ Insert roadtrip.  Whether with a friend,partner in life or child(ren)… just do it.  Don’t over analyze it,  do not count your dollars or things you have…

Driving Force

What is the driving force that gets you out of bed in the morning, that motivates you to carry on? Is it family, job/career, image, or maybe all the above. If most of us were honest with ourselves, the inherent need to be wanted, loved, adored, and accepted by others is probably near the top…

Rise and shine, just not at 2am!

So for the last week or so, my body has been up to its old antics, 2-3am rise and shine. What is that all about?  Well, I did a little research into the issue.  Most of which was not super helpful to me personally because I do not change well, however, may help some of…

Yuletide greetings

Well, the holiday season is in full swing, now starting well before Thanksgiving and the dreaded Black Friday in shopping terms. The day after we have devoured our flightless friends, we string up the lights, start wrapping the presents, and blast yuletide musical madness through the speakers.  Some begin this practice earlier, some later, and…

A New Normal

Ever had the brakes put on suddenly in life only to crash anyway?  Or feel like you ran face smack into a unforgiving wall of brick and mortar?  The thing about those ‘accidents’ is that life never goes on as it was.  Whether it was a loss of life, job layoff or termination, or maybe…

6 things drivers need to figure out before the road rage sets in

Listed below are the 6 things idiot drivers need to figure out before the road rage sets in by law abiding, considerate drivers. First- Going below the speed limit. In a multiple lane roadway situation, if you are going to go slower than the speed limit or the flow of traffic, get over to the…

Inaugural vs 1st Annual/First Annual

So… you are holding an event for the first time in your community. There is so much to do, details to work out, and let’s not forgot the most important…a title. It must be catchy, you want everyone to come out and participate. Since it is the first year, what do you call it- Inaugural…