“Time passes so fast. Make time to be still.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita Why does snow seem to make everything quieter and slower? Even the planes making their way through the air space high above our mountain sound a tad more muffled than usual. Having grown up in western Pennsylvania, I was accustomed to having snow …click to continue reading.
Even if you don’t have small children in your life, you’ve got to read (or perhaps re-read) Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This is the story of the six Herdman children who cause trouble as the main actors in the upcoming Christmas pageant. The Herdmans are a rag-tag bunch of kids from a …click to continue reading.
I did some, ugh, let’s be honest—it was a LOT of—pre-Christmas cleaning in the past two weeks. One chore that is much easier to do with a helper is removing each item from the tops of the kitchen cabinets, washing it, drying it, and replacing it after the clean cabinet top has dried. Going up …click to continue reading.
I’m not sure how many bloggers reach the point of writing about poop. I may be the first. Advent begins this Sunday, so rest assured I’ll be back to writing more inspirational pieces than this one. But it’s good to find time to laugh. I weighed the decision carefully as to whether to write this …click to continue reading.
Psychologist Vicky Williamson says that the problem happens to nearly 90% of people every week. It’s the dreaded ear worm. You know what I’m talking about. You’re going about your day and you suddenly realize you’ve been singing the same song in your head over and over and over. For hours. I have been known …click to continue reading.
After thousands of complaints poured in regarding my post about Dale and Andrew Carnegie…nope, just kidding…no one complained. The topic of that post came up because of a great story my friend Jan Sutton shared with me. Jan has been a business owner as a Farmers Insurance agent for over twenty years. Early in her …click to continue reading.
Did you know that Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), author of the bestselling How to Win Friends and Influence People, had an original last name of Carnagey? It’s true; around 1913 he changed the spelling of his last name so that the general public would associate him with the family (and status) of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Andrew …click to continue reading.
I experienced a captivating moment today. I stood in my backyard while Riley was sleuthing for chipmunks. As I lifted my face to the sun, the wind chose that moment to gust slightly. Leaves from seemingly every tree were released. They swirled around and around as they floated gently to the ground. It reminded me …click to continue reading.
If you want to see big rocks, visit Yosemite National Park. If you’re like me, you’ll end up believing that, compared to Yosemite’s, other rocks are just pebbles. Visiting the park recently reminded me of the time management training I took that was based on the work of Stephen R. Covey. Covey was the inspirational …click to continue reading.
Are you aware of the latest “must have” accessory in the businessman’s wardrobe? An executive backpack. According to an article in the October 19th Wall Street Journal, businessmen are switching from briefcases to backpacks. Not just any old backpack will do, of course. Apparently, the “slung over one shoulder messenger bag” is so last year. …click to continue reading.