If you are like me, December is a month of making memories and reflecting. I tend to treat the entire month of December as an opportunity to reflect on the previous 11 months in order to set goals for the coming new year. So, in that spirit, I created a simple reflection and writing guide … Continue reading Free Download – 2016 Reflection and Writing Prompts
“You should call me beautiful,” Lindsay said with a smile, “you always used to call me that.” “Yeah,” I replied, “back when I was in high school and I had zero responsibilities other than keeping my grades in the safe zone, writing you love notes, and lifting weights.” I shifted my gaze to the … Continue reading Moving Forward then Looking Backward
To be more precise, I feel like a terrible dad. I wrote yesterday about how being a parent sucks. And I stand by that. It does, for so many different reasons. One of them being that sometimes what you, the parent, think is the right thing to do turns out to be the exact opposite … Continue reading Now I Just Feel Like a Terrible Parent
I don’t want to sugarcoat this, because I feel like it is sugarcoated all to often. Being a parent sucks. It is hard. It is frustrating. It is overwhelming. It is not rewarding (at least not at the moment). It is uncharted territory for each new mom and dad (and no one can provide the … Continue reading Being a Parent Sucks
Writing Prompt: Write a thank-you note for a weekend visit where everything went wrong. Dude, Last weekend. Don't worry about it. We all had a blast even though the dog decided to shit on the coats. We got a big laugh out of it, especially when we piled into your golf cart to that fancy … Continue reading Thanks for the Terrible Weekend
He couldn't stop staring out the window. Instead of drinking his coffee and reading the book he picked up from the library, tomorrow's events had him biting his nails.
Apps. Phones. Computers. Tablets. Electronic books. Computer in your pocket. Always having access to virtually unlimited knowledge (i.e. Google). Never getting lost. Never unavailable. Always connected. What do we end up with after living life like this for so many years? Nothing but digital records. This is something I'm beginning to have a problem with. We … Continue reading Bringing Back the Tangible Life
Good reminder from Laura Trice. View the original video on the TED website.
Quick food for thought today: If you have something nice to say, say it. If you are happy to see someone, say so. As you go through you super hectic days and focus on your never ending to-do list, don't forget that at the end of the day we all have one thing in common: we are humans. And since … Continue reading Say Something Nice
His life was boring. His hair was blond and messy. His doctor told him he was overweight, which may be true, he thought. His girlfriend never called, which he found to be suspicious. His parents never called, but they did call all of his other siblings, and his job had him traveling from town to town. … Continue reading The Man in the Black Trench Coat at the Post Office