A Key Factor for Success

I read this quote recently: “Successful people are so busy getting things done that they don’t have time to make excuses.” And it saddened me. It saddened me because of the lack of empathy and the broad generalizations that it paints with its few words. The message it conveys is that, no matter your current […]

Sympathy Cards for the Unemployed?

“Just think… now you won’t have any trouble losing those 10 extra pounds!” Would you send a card like that to someone you know who was diagnosed with cancer? Of course not! It would be tacky, insensitive, offensive… (insert your own adjective here). So I didn’t know what to make of a line of greeting […]

The Power of Love

With the recent postings various friends on Facebook have made about their wedding anniversaries, it’s had me reflecting on my own anniversary that is coming toward the end of the year. There have been many ups and downs in the nearly 13 years that I’ve been married to my beloved husband, and one thing that […]

Perception Doesn’t Always Match Reality

Last week marked the passing of our beloved dog of 12 years. It was very sad to realize at the start of last week that the time was quickly coming to make that “final visit” to the veterinarian. I have worrying tendencies, so I was concerned for my children all week long. Because he had […]

Regrowth and the Job Hunt

I have this plant in my house (have no idea of its name because I am horticulturally challenged) that has been really beautiful — big broad leaves of green and white, just full and lush. It was a little unruly as the stems grew and hung over the edges of the pot, but it was […]

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