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Putting Life In Perspective

 

A Uniquely Positive View of  Daily Life

 
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Merry Christmas!

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” “For the holidays you can't beat home sweet...

Christmas Music

As I was sitting in church this morning listening to the Christmas cantata, it dawned on me that even though this is a different year...

Happy Birthday!

Birthdays. I’ve always been a big fan of birthdays. I tend to enjoy making a big deal of other people’s. The thought of presents,...

What Do You See?

Perspective is such a funny thing. It can make the same thing look completely wrong or absolutely right depending on which side of the...

December 7, 1941

Yesterday was December 7th. Does that date ring a bell? “A day that will live in infamy,” Franklin D. Roosevelt remarked. Pearl Harbor...

Google Translate

I love reading, always have. My mom started me on this path. She read to me in utero, and everyday after I was born until I learned to...

Procrastination

Have you ever heard the nutritional wisdom that you need to listen to your body? It will tell you what it needs? For example, if you...

The Holiday Season

Thanksgiving was over. The dishes were all washed and put away, even the roasting pan was back in the spot where it spends the majority...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well tomorrow is the big day. Are you ready? Have you loosened your belt or put on yoga pants? Have you claimed the spot where you...

Balance

This week I got reacquainted with an old friend. It’s been awhile since we’ve gotten together, and frankly I never look forward to our...

Deep Thinking

Where do you do your best thinking? Where do you ponder the big questions? The meaning of life stuff. I would love to say I do my best...

The Good Old Days

Let me paint the picture for you: a crisp, autumn day, beautiful fall leaves, bright sunshine, blue skies. The band plays as the...

Oops, I did it again!

With some decisions I’ve over-thought them, looked at them from every possible angle. With others, I’ve jumped in headfirst with...

Precious Pearls

Diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. All are beautiful, and all are valuable, but the pearl holds a place of honor in the...

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Paul and I are highly competitive with each other. When we play tennis it becomes a death match, and he usually (99% of the time) wins. ...

Walking Each Other Home

I'm not sure if there's a more helpless feeling than when your child is sick, and you can't fix it. Or in this case, you're not even...

Changes

Cooler days, colorful leaves, cups of warm coffee. The list of things I love about autumn goes on and on, and while part of me is really...

One of the Good Ones

Through an odd set of circumstances this week, I was introduced to a man I would normally never meet. He’s an older gentleman with a...

In the Garden

Yesterday afternoon I went to the garden and picked the last beans of summer from the vines. There was only a handful. Soon the plants...

Dentist Appointment

I had a complicated relationship with my mother-in-law as did most people. She was a complicated person. But one piece of advice she...

 

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