Fumbling Forward

We are all just fumbling through life, trying to do our best.  None of us truly knows what we are doing or what tomorrow will bring.  We make educated, or sometimes not so educated, guesses or predictions. And, then we hope things will work out.  Sometimes we are successful with our efforts. Other times, we…

Start With Smiling

We should start our day smiling.  We have been through a lot to get where we are.  Much has gone right and, undoubtedly, much has gone wrong.  But, here we are.  Every morning, we are given an opportunity. We get to decide what we want to make of it.  We get to choose how we…

Values Revealed

We may claim to value something, but, quite often, our actions say otherwise. What we say, or even think, and what we do are regularly at odds with one another. Even when our actions do align with what we claim are our values, it is sometimes because we are motivated by external forces to act….

High Expectations

We are less likely to be disheartened and discouraged by life’s disappointments if we simply lower our expectations. But, a life lived with low expectations is hardly worth living. While we may come to accept that the reality of our circumstances is not what we had once hoped for, we should not stop hoping. Hope…

On Impulse

Our impulses betray us. They do not care about consequences or collateral damage. They do not care about feelings or relationships. They demand action without forethought. They only want satisfaction. But, it is not our satisfaction they want. It is their own. And, they do not care what or who they destroy in order to…