True Motives

What motivates you? Really, deep down? Maybe I could ask, what gives you the most satisfaction? I can think of several big events in my life that have represented a lot of effort, sometimes years of work to get to that culminating, celebratory moment. And they were great. And somewhat satisfying. But, as I consider […]

Take Hold!

Part of the “growing up” that we are all trying to do, is learning to move our minds in the direction we need them to go. Case in point: When you have a big day ahead of you, is your automatic or untrained way of thinking, to move into stress and fear and anxiety? Or […]

The Cream of the Cream

I was thinking about you today. And the more I thought, the more it sunk home to me how wonderful you are! You are the best of the best. You are hard-working and loyal. You are kind, gentle, respectful and FIRM. You are willing to say you are sorry and start over. You forgive quickly […]

What They Really Need

When our children were small, we opted not to have t.v. reception. It was always interesting to me to see the difference in our kids when we were staying for a short time anyplace there was a lot of t.v. watching. All of a sudden, they were preoccupied with what they now knew they needed! […]

Make Pudding Not Proof

Kind of like saying, make love not war! Only, we don’t really plan to create war when we think we have to prove ourselves to others. But that thinking does create contention, by inevitably, creating competitive situations with everyone around us. Today though, I’d like to challenge you to stop competing with your spouse. Think […]