I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, never settle for the path of least resistance. . .and when you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. ~ Tia Sillers/Mark Sanders Making a 12-hr drive should be exhausting. Of course that's 12 hrs of just driving. That… Continue reading Dancing (or Driving) (or Dancing while Driving)
"Love is spoken best when it's not just said, but shown." ~ @dm-poetry Valentine's Day. For some it's a day of roses and romance, dinner and wine, jewelry and cards. For others it's just another day -- maybe because there is no 'significant other' in their life. I enjoy Valentine's Day. I enjoy picking out… Continue reading Love is Spoken Here
The other day I was speaking with someone and they off-handedly said, "Your parents must be proud of you!" And for a second, it seemed the air was sucked out of my lungs. I couldn't catch my breath. My eyes stung with hot tears. The pain twisted in my gut so sharp it was as… Continue reading Raw nerves
"Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life. ~ Robert Brault Combining two families into one home is a tricky feat until you find a system that works . . .and works well. It may be even more difficult when one family is your adult daughter's… Continue reading The Dance
"Snowflakes are one of winter's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." ~ Vesta Kelley I have to say, winter weddings are my favorite. I know most people prefer spring or summer, but something about the snow and cold outside and the warmth inside. . . The family… Continue reading Winter Weddings
"Passion is everything. A leader can't inspire without it. When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible." ~ Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks Leadership. It's a big responsibility. I signed up for a CEU class thru my alma mater, Columbia Southern University. The class is titled,… Continue reading Are Leaders Servants?
"Man plans, God laughs." -- Yiddish proverb As the image above shows, sometimes things don't go the way we would hope or plan. Take for instance, my weekend: I felt extremely nauseous Saturday morning when I went to work my EMS job. I made it through the day and eventually started feeling better. But… Continue reading When Things Don’t Go Your Way