Being Grateful Makes Me Happy

Being Grateful Makes Me Happy

  Fall has made its entrance into the Northwest.  The landscape has changed showing off a brilliance of amber, gold, and bronze color spreading amongst the emerald evergreens. The cool crisp air causes my nose to run and my ears to hurt reminding me that it is...
To the Finish Line

To the Finish Line

  Back in seventh grade, in the late 70’s, I joined the schools track team.  The coach asked me if I wanted to do the 440, now called the 400.  Shoot, how hard could it be to run around the track once, I had thought.  Now mind you, I am no runner, but I was young...
Through It All It Is Well

Through It All It Is Well

  Today didn’t start good.  Meaning, I had a hard time getting out of bed, but because of responsibilities I have and the need for a job to pay my bills I somehow found the umph to kick my feet over the edge of the bed and pull myself up out from under my warm...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

  “Dad, please, can we spend the night in the treehouse?”  My sister and I plastered on the cutest smiles we could muster up, you know, the precious facial expression a kid uses to try and sway someone. When we were kids my father built us a round octagon...
Hard Times Lead to Great Moments

Hard Times Lead to Great Moments

Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head. – William Shakespeare Awe, adversity.  Do I hate it or welcome it?  Not necessarily both but there is a lot of good in that word.  This has been an...

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