Don’t Let Your Ship Sink

Ships don't sink because of the water around them;  ships sink because of the water that gets in them.  Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.   Don't Let Negativity In Little by little, almost so gradually that we hardly notice it, negativity from the world around us has the... Continue Reading →

A Different Person

I was Different “I could tell you my adventures-  beginning from this morning,” but it’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then. (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland) We Did the Best We Knew How We do the best we know how until we have new information or have had... Continue Reading →


“The most complicated skill is to be simple.”― Dejan Stojanovic Considering the Word Simple The word simple is defined as saying “To make something easy to understand or do.  It is not to do something in a complex or fancy way”.  I have often heard people say when planning an event, that they want to... Continue Reading →

Hard Days

Meaning in Hard Days Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a link to the country artist, Brantley Gilbert’s new song, “Hard Days”.  The lyrics seemed so real, and easy to relate to.  The chorus reads, “ If you never had hard days, never had a heartbreak, never had more than you can take, or... Continue Reading →

Live the Words You Say

Photo by Pixabay on An Piece from 4:00 AM Faith Actions Speak Louder than Words “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  (John F. Kennedy) Devotion in the Things We Do Each Day I have heard the phrase,... Continue Reading →

Believe in Tomorrow

  To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.  (Audrey Hepburn) Gardening Is Essential Throughout the years gardens have been essential to life.  Not only have they provided avenues for us to grow food, but they allow us to create beauty, a healthier environment, and produce oxygen.  Additionally, gardens provide significant mental health benefits.... Continue Reading →

By the Seeds You Plant

Don’t Judge Each Day by the Harvest You Reap but by the Seeds That You Plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson We Might Not See the Return on the Seeds Planted We may never end up able to see the full return on the seeds we have planted. But, if we don’t plant very many seeds, we... Continue Reading →

Weakness to Strength

His Strengths Were Visible Growing up I remember Michael Jordan as one of the most amazing athletes. His strengths were so visible. If the sport of basketball was brought up, his name was part of the conversation. When you watched him fly down the court and gracefully fly towards the net, you couldn’t help but... Continue Reading →

A Box of Chocolates

You Never Know What You Are Going to Get If you have watched the movie Forrest Gump, most likely, you can’t help but remember the famous line, “Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to get”.   Life is unpredictable and confusing at times.  Like with a box of chocolates,... Continue Reading →

Proud to Serve

  For What's Behind Him A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.  The Solider's Response A few months ago, I had the opportunity to thank a soldier.  He responded, “Of course.  It’s an honor. It’s what we are proud to... Continue Reading →

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