Kindness Always Wins, Always

I believe that a person should always be kind no matter how hard it might be. I don’t know why but sometimes it’s a challenge to be kind, especially in a world where people tell you that sometimes you just have to be an asshole.  People take advantage of kindness. People see kindness as aContinue reading “Kindness Always Wins, Always”

When a Simple Errand Becomes Life-Changing

Yesterday I picked up an order for my daughter so that she wouldn’t have to leave the house with her infant son. Easy enough. I drove there, picked it up, and headed back. On my way I encountered several four way stops. At one in particular there were red reflectors attached to each stop sign.Continue reading “When a Simple Errand Becomes Life-Changing”

Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure

To say my journey to overall better health is off to an auspicious start would be very accurate. I had everything organized to set myself up for success, and then this happened: Our grandson Ace was born, our first grandchild. While I was planning to start focusing on my journey, my path went completely toContinue reading “Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure”

Unexpected time off, unexpected thoughts

To borrow an overused word, it’s been a ‘surreal’ start to my spring break as a classroom teacher. This is the first time I’ve had a spring break in my educational career, and while I thought I would be giving myself a long to-do list to accomplish this week, I find myself in thoughtful contemplationContinue reading “Unexpected time off, unexpected thoughts”

Taking a break is okay

Sometimes I just need a break. I need to stop what I’m doing and alleviate the undue stress I’m putting on myself. Recently, the undue stress has been writing. Every time I sit down to start a new blog post, I look at the blinking cursor with a ton of thoughts running through my mindContinue reading “Taking a break is okay”

Books and coffee – an afternoon delight

I loved my afternoon. Instead of coming home after work and jumping right into working out, cleaning, or starting dinner, I stopped by Startbucks for an afternoon treat. I dropped off my bag when I got to our apartment, put a couple of things away, grabbed a book and headed out to the deck withContinue reading “Books and coffee – an afternoon delight”