Beads of sweat formed on my brow. I was under extreme pressure and any former moments of glory faded like watercolors in the rain. (Thank you, Al Stewert, for that line.) Was I competing in an Olympic event? Um, no. Was I performing in front of millions? Nuh uh. Waaay more pressure than that. I.Was. Making. Pickles. So what? So… Read More
The waitress studied us with eyes full of curiosity. My sister and I were “out of towners” ordering drinks. Alcoholic drinks. At lunchtime. I looked around the room and noted most of the diners appeared to be locals in varying stages of life and work. Unlike us, however, they had ordered coffee, iced tea, or pop to go with their… Read More
“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” ― Mark Twain Please don’t get mad, but I don’t remember the source of the article that inspired this blog. Essentially, it implied we are becoming a nation of anger addicts. Too many… Read More
When life bucks you off, how do you get back on? What resolve lets you shriek with joy because you are in the race and not on the sidelines? How did you turn a seeming failure–or failures– into something extraordinary? Please share.
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”― John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne We were warned early. If a butterfly chose you, don’t try to remove it. If… Read More
Iâ€™m not great about letting my little light shine. As a child I was told people who brag, or mainly feel good about themselves because they are brag worthy, go to hell. Even now, when given a compliment, I duck my head and begin to explain why the praise and complimentary person are wrong. I know. Iâ€™m messed up. Try… Read More