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Personal Growth

Exploding Milk, Eggo Waffles, and Wild Expectations

Yesterday, I dropped an entire glass gallon of milk on the wood floor in our kitchen. Miraculously it bounced top-first and landed unbroken on its side, speckling the dark wood on my kitchen floor with milky white droplets which escaped from the loosened top.…

March 2, 2015
Personal Growth

Thankfully, this aways works

We can’t control all the circumstances in our lives, but we can control our approach towards life. Those that approach life with gratitude find what everyone seems to be looking for these days – joy! “Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and…

November 28, 2013
Personal Growth

Every day is a new life to a wise man

For years, I struggled to let go of past hurts. Somewhere along the line they all got backed up in the deep of me and I shouldered them right into all my tomorrows like a packhorse. I was a collector of hurts, a really…

September 5, 2013
Personal Growth

Facing old struggles

The following is a short parable. May it bring you new perspective on facing old struggles.  “Excuse me, sir. What do you see?” the small voice came from beside the bench where the man was sitting close to the lake. His thoughts had been…

July 15, 2013
Personal Growth

Why Your Happiness is Just Out of Reach

Yesterday evening I sat alone in a room. It was so very perfectly quiet. I sat smiling from ear to ear. Quietness feeds my mind and my soul. I face me there. I face me head on and I can’t hide. It’s a good…

December 6, 2012

Perspective Trumps Again

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C. S. Lewis “The Magicians Nephew” I started off my day tired and grumpy. I decided to write…

August 3, 2012

But The Future Is So Pretty!

Today was an interesting day. Jude and I went out to do a mystery shopping job, which was a new experiment for us. It gets us out of the house and brings in some extra money. That is a win in my book. After our…

July 26, 2012

Stop The Bleeding With Gratitude

Wow, sometimes my thoughts are my own worst enemy. Once I start down the path of having a crappy attitude, things can spiral downhill pretty quickly. It’s during these times when I feel the urgent need to stop the bleeding and get back on track!…

July 9, 2012

5 Things I’m Grateful For

When you feel down and like you just can’t keep going, stop, take a deep breath, and look around. Sure, it can be hard to see the forest in spite of the trees, but we need to remember there is an ebb and flow…

May 17, 2012