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Here’s my story…

Since 2010, I have been writing my thoughts down. Some have been made them onto these pages. Perhaps you will find a little piece of you in them too.

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Where everyone knows your name

Who does not remember what this is from? Yes, “Cheers” where this is the theme song, and when Norm walks in, everyone says his name. Isn’t that a great feeling? To be missed because you were gone for months as you recuperate from surgery? To receive invitations to lunch? I

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Rudy

When our middle son was younger, his nickname was Rudy, after the character from the movie with the same name. Sean Astin stars as a young kid whose dream is to go to Notre Dame as that his family’s team. However, he is a short kid and really does not

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Nothing stays the same

I know, I am being redundant and stating the obvious. But sometimes, we interpret change as bad, but really it just means different. Things change because people change and that is ok. Routines differ due to a new route on the way to work because of construction. Accidents happen and

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Wouldn’t it be cool if?

In less than two weeks, I will be standing in front of 300+ people giving a 15 minute speech. I have never done anything quite like this, but I am really excited about it. Rock and I picked out the outfit I am going to wear and it seems so

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Best things in life are magical

On Tuesday, the word “magic” was also used in a text when I asked Rock how she scored some Fun Dip, when I couldn’t. I thought it was ironic that I had not really ever used the word “magic” recently in everyday life. But I never really thought about those special

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Now or never

What are we waiting for? We have to be willing to do something NOW! I have said from the get go that it starts today, and there is a saying that says, “There is no time like the present.” What about now? Right now? Not a little but later in

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Practice what we preach

Yesterday, I was preached to about something I really didn’t believe and want to talk about. In fact, I am pretty sure I was not doing what I was being told I was doing, but I am trying to look at it from their point of view. Sometimes, getting something

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What is given must be accepted

I am sure that I have written on this before, but someone (L) reminded me of this as I was visiting with her yesterday on the phone. She complimented me and I dismissed her, without even thinking about what I was doing. But she reminded me that I need to

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What is really important

Yesterday, I visited a friend who was in the hospital. He did not know I was stopping by, but it was important to him that I take time to say hello, hold his hand, and wish him a speedy recovery. His wife did not know either that I was going

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