When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened! You know that television commercial for a well-known insurance company, the one where a man helps a woman with her stroller, then she helps someone else...and on it goes? I'd like to think that's how … Continue reading Kindness of Strangers Daily Post
Two birds with one stone again today...I like it when this happens! It's National Teacher Appreciation Day, and the prompt for today is: What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it? The absolute first thing that popped into my head is: Teachers Rock! Totally, they do! Being a … Continue reading Pick Me Up: Teachers Rock!
In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, “At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe? Does there have to be a reason to believe? Seriously, does everything we believe have to have an explanation, a rationale? When we're little kids we don't look for … Continue reading Does There Need To Be A Reason?
I'd like to think that I don't really put too much value in having "things" as I get older. Maybe its age, wisdom, or my brush with cancer; or maybe it's having two cats that run around the house willy-nilly and have broken several of my favorite knickknacks. Over the years I've collected music boxes, rocking chairs, and pieces … Continue reading Pride & Joy, Prized Possessions
How do you handle conflict? Boldly and directly? Or, do you prefer a more subtle approach? I'm not a fan of conflict, never have been, never really will be. I understand that conflict can create unique opportunities for growth, forging new relationships, finding the rainbow on the other side (read: yadda, yadda, yadda). But frankly, … Continue reading Showdown at Big Sky (If You Can’t Say Something Nice…)
Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? In an earlier post I wrote about the best time of day to get my work done; hands down, it's 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In fact, I get the most done between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, when the office is quiet and … Continue reading Because the Night
Today's prompt: S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday night? I am a confirmed homebody and am proud to state it for all the world to know. Spending Saturday nights at home is a well grounded childhood memory. After our baths, we sat in front of the television to watch Lawrence Welk and … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Disney (or, Saturday Nights When I Was A Kid)