40 Word Poem


Both the Weekly Photo Challenge (Letters) and yesterday's Daily Prompt (It's My Party) got me thinking about a gift I was given on my 40th birthday. When I turned the big 4-0, I was working as the director of an AmeriCorps program. One of my staff came up with a clever idea to have everyone … Continue reading 40 Word Poem

To Be A Good Listener


Starting a new job is never as easy as we hope. Research says it can take six months to a year to really get to know the technical part of a job, the people part...that can take a bit longer. I was asked this week to help out two of my colleagues who are having … Continue reading To Be A Good Listener

Big News: Karma is Real!


A prompt for today's blog:  Pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. This quote was on Facebook today, a lot.  When I read the prompt from Word Press, I thought it would be fitting to put it into my post. There … Continue reading Big News: Karma is Real!

Glossophobia, Not Me!


Today's writing prompt:  We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. I speak well in public. I enjoy talking in front of groups of people, typically the bigger the crowd, the happier I am doing it. It all … Continue reading Glossophobia, Not Me!

Halfway Home, Almost


I'm close to the halfway mark of my 365 daily Thank You's.  When I started back in August, I had no idea that writing on a daily basis would be as challenging as it's been.  Initially, it was easy to think of the thank you's, I'd generated a list to help me.  Some of the … Continue reading Halfway Home, Almost

Nice Is As Nice Does, Indeed (or In Deed)


"If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all."  Yes, Mom, it's still ringing in my ears.  It's an expression emblazoned on the psyches of millions of kids who've heard it thousands of times from mothers, grandmothers, and teachers. Now as for doing something nice, that's also a value that is instilled at … Continue reading Nice Is As Nice Does, Indeed (or In Deed)

Mirror, Mirror


I've been really diggin' on the writing prompts from the Daily Press. I'm finding it so helpful to have a place to start. So, on to the writing subject of the day: Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside?    Lately, I don't look into mirrors, I avoid … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror