As I sat waiting for the morning session of the conference to begin, blaring over the speakers was this song, “Then I look at you, and the world’s alright with me, just one look at you, and I know it’s gonna be, A lovely day”. Bill Withers is just belting out ‘a lovely day’ over … Continue reading A Lovely Day
I look to my left and the two of them are in a full blown conversation like they are old friends. It was almost strange, but it was refreshing at the same time. On another day and in another place I will be honest and say my past experiences may have caused me to pause … Continue reading Common ground…Holding on to Hope
I listen to podcasts when I drive. There are about 3-4 programs that I have on rotation consistently. This week, a major theme of each one was the concept of offense or being offended. Listening led me to reflect on what offends me. The list is longer than I anticipated and includes some “small things” … Continue reading Do you respond or do you react?
When my kids were small they could not clap or dance on beat. It was not a huge concern for me but it baffled me because I didn’t recall having an issue with rhythm and their dad and I met on the dance floor. Over the years however, after being involved in various types of … Continue reading Do You Have Rhythm?
I am one of those people that strives to get better at what I am doing. Yet, in the striving I can get stuck. When I get stuck it is sometimes because I begin to focus on the obstacles. Do not ignore reality. That is not sound advice at all. Challenges are an opportunity to … Continue reading Where is Your Focus?
Today I watched a kids music concert. The kids were fantastic! The tears of joy from the grandparents,parents, family and friends were heartwarming. JOY, LOVE, HOPE! That is what I see when I see our kids. As I looked at my own kid I saw perseverance and determination and my heart almost burst because she … Continue reading A Star is Born
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Being content in all things is not always easy to do. This is especially hard when life is coming at you fast and you feel like everything around you is crumbling. After my stroke there was a time when I was on the brink of total despair. That feeling envelopes you and can swallow you … Continue reading I wouldn’t change a thing!
To anticipate with great apprehension or fear. Yikes! This is what I have been doing. No wonder I feel less joyful sometimes. It is really no surprise when I look at it this way. Anticipation is not a bad thing in itself. It can be great if it is something you are looking forward to. … Continue reading It’s Dreadful (or FUN!)
Sunday was a reminder of what happens when you show up even when you don’t feel like it. When I went to bed last night I intended to sleep well and rise early to get to church refreshed. Instead a thunderstorm rolled in and my dog was unhappy. That meant the night was long and … Continue reading Unexpected Blessings