Thunderstorms

One of my fondest memories growing up in the country were the thunderstorms. There could be some doozies. First came the stillness … no wind, no birds chirping or crickets singing … it was so deathly quiet the hairs on the back of your neck stood up. Yet,...

Dog days of summer

Do you find yourself slowing down … Growing up in Georgia with August being the hottest month in the summer  … the term ‘dog days of summer’ really rang true. If you are not familiar with the term, let me explain it a bit from the southern...
What is your exercise?

What is your exercise?

While I was visiting family over the 4th of July holiday, someone made a statement about my older sister. It was such a profound statement that I had to share it with you. “There she goes again, getting her exercise in by jumping to conclusions.” How often do you find...
Do you meditate?

Do you meditate?

“Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had.” Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates — the world’s largest hedge fund firm. As the new year of 2017 started, I decided to begin the practice of...
When you open up to possibilities

When you open up to possibilities

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. —ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879–1955) There have been times in my life when I wondered … “am I really making a difference and if so, what more can I do”.  I don’t question this often as I can see how...
There is no easy button …

There is no easy button …

“Do your hardest homework first, Denise. The rest will be easy & you’ll get it done faster. Then you can go outside to play.”    This is what my mom would say to me as I came trudging into the house whining about all the homework that I had to get done. What...
Are you Hardwired or Unhinged?

Are you Hardwired or Unhinged?

Over the past week, I have been observing people’s behaviors … around me, in the news, even myself. For me, I cry when I feel the pain of others. I cringe when I read or hear about the cruelty that is taking place today. I commit to not allowing my fear to take...
Are you a toe dipper?

Are you a toe dipper?

When I was young, my parents decided to put a swimming pool in the back yard. As you can imagine having a pool would be great as long as you know how to swim. Two years of swimming lessons later and the pool was in … yippee! All well and good for us kids, yet my...
The almost & could haves of life

The almost & could haves of life

Like most everyone else this past week, my heart was touched again from watching Tuesday night’s episode of This is US … Memphis.  This is US is a TV show allowing you and me glimpses into the stories of a family’s life of love & loss, success &...
Gum on your shoe …

Gum on your shoe …

“It’s summer time.  The sun is beating down on your head and you have ‘California Girls’ running through your head … The southern girls with the way they talk, they knock me out when I’m down there … then it happens! The sticky sound you hear when you...

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