“Jacket on”

Most of the time? Things are not what they seem.  Always take a look a little closer.  You know?  At the big picture.  Something wonderful is usually in the works . . . even if you can’t yet see it.

The Oak Tree

When you’re not sure go back to your roots.  As the oak tree stands weathered throughout the years its roots remain preserved.  Roots that as time passes reach deeper and deeper into the soil.  This foundation is what connects it to both its past and its present.  It feeds it.  It nurtures it.  It’s the same with us.   When you’re…

Let Her be Her and love Her for it

Tell her that she’s beautiful.. Tell her and tell her often. Sit on the bathroom stool and watch her do her makeup.. Sit quietly and listen to her fuss about her gray hairs, wrinkles and the bags under her eyes.. Then? Tell her she’s beautiful.. Take her to her favorite restaurant and let her order…

Going with the flow

Going with the flow.  Be careful when you’re doing this.  Individually, we can end up passing up opportunities, friendships even relationships.  I’ve always been kind of the odd duck in the crowd just because I’ve always tried to blaze my own trail. Sometimes, going against the grain isn’t the easiest thing to do.  I could list example after…

Change it up

If I could change something in society today, it would be to make people love the old fashioned way.. I don’t mean just strictly love either.. I mean straight-up manners.. There is no substitute for it.. I was walking in front of a group of students this morning and when I came to a door,…

Do the best you can

Just do the best you can. There is a lot of “truth” in that statement and there’s a lot of “freedom” in that statement.  You know what else?  Everyone can relate to that statement with something in their life right now.  Just do the best you can.

What makes a man

What makes a man? If you ask me?  It’s not age related at all and a 10 year old can be one.  It has nothing to do with life experiences and woman can earn the title.  I know several.  You’ll find that some of the most macho men, aren’t. Be aware that you should trust people…

God is with us and within you

You know? In this life you just never know where your next little piece of inspiration will come from.  We all are made up of little bits and pieces of it . . . bits and pieces that we have taken from people that have crossed our paths.  I had a family that lived below me…

Motives

Most people don’t know or understand their own motives. It’s important that we monitor this both for ourselves and in those around us.. Why? That’s a question that I feel like everyone needs to answer for themselves. For me? It comes down to self-worth. What are you worth? How is it that you feel about…

We are all the same

This world is driven by looks and money.  It stares you right in the face.  It’s just nuts.   Everyone knows what’s on the inside is what really matters, but few seem to care.. “How far can I get ahead with MY time today?” Me. Mine. Mine.  There is so much greed out there.  People take, take,…