Need A Lift, Anyone?

Setting and reaching goals can be challenging. Whether you’re trying to achieve career success, lose weight, or become more organized, sometimes it can be hard to make things happen. Believe…

A Love That Shows

There’s a sweet older couple I used to see walking near our neighborhood. Sometimes I’d see them in the morning. Sometimes in the afternoon. They walked slowly and close together….

A Teacher Is…

This past weekend, I went to my niece’s high school graduation. Because the school had such a small graduating class, the ceremony was very personal. It was an emotional thing…

Keep On Dreaming

We all know that having a dream–having something we’re passionate about–is important. But how many of us, once we reach adulthood, lose sight of the thing that once stirred our…

Failure Can Be Sweet

I attended a writing conference last weekend and was inspired by talking with the Kirby Larson, Newberry award winning author of the incredible book Hattie Big Sky.   Kirby’s writing, and…

Life is a Kick, Never Give Up

For my son’s birthday, we bought him a pet mouse. Not long after, my daughter talked us into getting her one too. After all, “they get lonely by themselves, Mom.”…

Is the Grass Really Greener?

I recently had a conversation with a friend that made me think of the saying “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” We were talking to…