I belong to a local Optimist club. Please don’t tell me you haven’t heard of the Optimist Club! Okay, don’t feel bad about that. Many don’t know such a group exists. To know more about them visit their website. They have a great creed. At times members bring an auction item to raise funds for the club. […]
A young boy got to thinking, “I wonder where babies come from.” He decided to go straight to the authority. “Mom, where do babies come from?” he asked. She replied, “The stork brings them.” Not satisfied he went to his grandmother and asked the same question and received the same answer. One day his friend […]
We take care of our two-year-old granddaughter during the week. I work at home which means I don’t work at home :). I’ve always been one that needs a big block of time in order to write something. Now my block has been shattered to bits! I’ve learned to be productive in little spaces of […]
When it comes to relationships, what color is your shamrock? St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here when everything turns green. Did you know that Irish Catholics wear green and Irish Protestants wear orange? 1 Having differences are okay as long as we can accept them and even realize growth from them. Our two boys […]
I enjoy bargains. I don’t like to pay full price for anything. My wife would say I’m a penny pincher. I would say I’m a wise shopper. In the end I usually save money. My wife has a different approach. She comes back from a shopping trip and says, “You won’t believe how much money […]
Someone commented on the title of this blog, “Relationships Rock!” She said, “Yes, if they are good relationships!” I suppose that’s true. Have you ever thought about how good relationships add to your happiness? Conversely, how would your happiness be affected without these relationships? Consider these points: Relationships bring meaning – Being with others gives […]
Tomorrow is Patriot Day. That’s code language for 9/11/01. What does Patriot Day have to do with relationships? The terrorist attacks in 2001 brought a lot of negatives but also some positives. For starters, it brought Americans together, at least for a time. This was especially true in New York City. When the towers went […]
Sometimes we look to accomplish something without working for it; diets for example. Have you been down the diet section of a bookstore lately? There are rows of great ideas to lose weight, many of them the “easy” way. You probably couldn’t sell a book called, “The Hard Work of Losing Weight.” Let’s face it; […]
I have been a husband for a long time (No, I’m not going to tell you for how long!). You would think I would know better than to trip a marital landmine. The problem is that I am an external processor (see my blog “Communication Styles” . When my brain processes, my […]
“…talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.” –from the Optimist Creed Some say “Talk is cheap.” Actually talk is very expensive. Why? Because of the damage it can render. Our words can cut deep, especially to our close relationships. When such talk is exchanged we end up in conflict. When I […]
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