Imagine

Imagine

Where are you sitting right now reading this article? Is this the place and the time you imagined yourself being ten years ago, five years ago or even a year ago? Chances are you probably didn’t even imagine yourself reading this article five minutes ago. No matter where you are in your life right now […]

Less is the new more

Can you remember what people gave you for Christmas last year? I don’t! I can’t even remember what gifts I gave my kids or wife last year. It’s not that I have a bad memory; I just don’t find my year old stuff to be as exciting as the new stuff. I’m sure you can […]

My friend

My friend

Did you know studies have shown that people with a large network of friends were more likely to outlive those without? It’s even been reported that both men and women who stated to be lonely in life were more likely to die sooner. In fact, our friendships not only affect our life span but the […]

Love and chocolate

Chocolate! What an amazing thing that is. It’s soft and sweet, it’s always there when you need it, and it’s yours unconditionally. I guess it’s so popular during the Valentine’s season because it reminds us of what real love should be like: unconditional. Chocolate and love are so closely knit in our minds that over […]

Picking teams

Picking teams

If I were a betting man, I would bet that most guys dreaded life when it came time to pick teams in school. Come to think of it, I don’t think I have ever talked with anyone who has fond memories of this horrid event. I guess the best way to describe it is “extremely […]

You are valuable

You are valuable

There are really two gauges we use to determine value. The first gauge is how much someone is willing to pay and the second is who owned it before. Time and time again we use these two filters to gauge the value of an object. My garage sales are notorious for proving this to be […]

Make it known

Make it known

Humans are forgetful. It’s just a fact and an embarrassment that we all have to come to grips with. We forget things from birthdays and anniversaries to names and people’s faces. Some parents even forget they have kids…but that might be deliberate. One of saddest things we forget, and way too often I might add, […]

A fresh start for the new year

For many of us, this is the time when we set new goals for the coming year. We do this partly because we aren’t completely satisfied with who we were the year before. We all wish we could have been better. So as a result of our disappointment, we make a list, either written or […]

Some good news

Some good news

Not everyone views a good report the same. The things that bring you joy might not bring me joy at all. For instance, you might tell me you received a promotion at work or that you are expecting a child and although I might be very excited for you I am surely not going to […]

In the beginning

In the beginning

The first line of any great book can be some of the most memorable and significant words the author will ever write. It’s these first few words that can set the tone for the entire story, because it is the beginning and every great story starts with an unforgettable beginning. That’s exactly why God, the […]