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…

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…

Make it a Great Day!

Pre-dawn. The time of peace and solitude when the moon has gone to bed and the sun has yet to wake up. When the trees and plants are still asleep, moist with dew and creatures of all sizes are holding on to the last few moments of slumber.  Cool and calm, it is a perfect…

Be strong

Almost everyone has had that spouse, close friend, or family member that would be fine either way if ties with you were broken.  The thought that someone would not blink an emotional eye by losing you from being in their life is painful. Be strong.  Move on. Unless of course you are simply a horrible…

Switching gears…

In life, as in riding a bike it is sometimes difficult to decide when to switch gears. You move along until it feels right, then can switch gears slightly, bringing on more challenge and stretching of muscles.  However, there are times when the gears switch a bit too violently and you almost fall off the…

Next Chapter…

Ever have the feeling that someone dropped you in the middle of the woods and said …. Have fun… Then left.  That is a little how I felt yesterday when I lost my job without cause. Facing the world yet again as a single mom, trying to stay afloat, however this time, no income. What…