There he is. He walks into the room and heads turn. He smiles. His chin is up. He looks his lunch companion in the eye and shakes his hand. He is working that suit and you do not know what he is selling, but you are ready to buy. Look at her. She knows she is a catch. When you look her in the eye, she does not look away. She is gracious, but not fawning. She could take you or leave you. ~smile~ She has a life and it shows. She will not slow down unless she has a good reason. Something about her complete lack of desperation makes her seem completely irresistible. Confidence is Incredibly … [Read more...]
Choosing the Positive over the Negative
All too often, I blame the weather for my moods. When the sun is up, the day is bright, the temperature is pleasant, and the sky is the bluest of blues, I typically feel happy. When the sun is hiding, the day is dark, the temperature is not so pleasant, and the sky is gray, I typically feel blue. “Another gloomy day? Really?” But, the happiest people are the ones who see the bright spot in dark situations. They can spot the flower hidden under the weeds. They can look at an abandoned home and imagine a beautiful castle. Some of us are naturally optimistic, but many of us have to remind … [Read more...]
You’re Gonna Miss This
A few years ago, driving to work one morning, Trace Adkins' song You’re Gonna Miss This came on the radio and, boy, did I get emotional. I was at a point in my life where I was simply unhappy. Or perhaps more than unhappy, I was weary. There were dreams I had for my life that weren’t coming to pass and I focused most of my attention on what was going wrong instead of what was going right. Yes, I had a great job working with some great people, but I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Yes, I had an amazing husband, but we were too busy and I wanted a calmer life. Yes we had a home, but I wanted … [Read more...]
Who’s Rubbin’ Off On You?
Have you ever found yourself backing away from a stranger in an elevator that did not appear clean and kept? Have you found yourself drawing closer to someone who smelled of lovely perfume, or someone with a magnetic personality? Something we don’t always keep in mind is that we are not islands and we affect those around us. If we affect those around us we can assume that those around us affect us in return. When looking for a life’s mate, it’s important to look for someone with good character, but for more reasons than you might think. How your future spouse views and interacts with the … [Read more...]
Have You Ever Walked a Mile in Your Sweetheart’s Shoes?
Eric is characterized by having one idea after another. His mind is always working and thinking of new ways to accomplish tasks, new services that can be provided to bless people, or new ways to have fun. For a long time, he would come home from work and immediately share with me the new ideas he had thought of during the day. In his mind, he was simply sharing his ideas (which for someone with his personality is a big deal), but in my mind, he was bombarding me with new tasks that needed to be researched and implemented into our lives. After several years of marriage, I realized that when … [Read more...]
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