Life is Short

I’m creeping up on the 5-0 and will reach that milestone in a couple years.  On my latest birthday I got to thinking about just how different 50 is to my generation than what it was to the boomers.  At my age, my mom was a grandmother (though she looked so young) and had lessContinue reading “Life is Short”

Mothers and Sons

Show me a mother with a son and I will show you woman trying very hard to raise a man who treats women well, is responsible, hard working and a person who will make a fine husband and father one day.  Not in all cases, but my experience is that this is what we wantContinue reading “Mothers and Sons”

Mothers and Daughters

It would take a book to discuss all the complexities involved in mother-daughter relationships and I sure don’t have it all figured out from either the daughter or the mother perspectives. I was separated from my own mom at a young age.  When I finally got to live with her again I was a 17Continue reading “Mothers and Daughters”

Never Too Old

At age 42 I was completely lost.  I had never gone back and finished my degree.  I spent 20 years working or volunteering in jobs to support my children’s interests. All my friendships were also centered around the teams, groups and events in which my children were involved.  My life was my kids and helpingContinue reading “Never Too Old”

Gratitude

I posted on this a while back, so I won’t make this a long-winded post.  I just want to emphasize this point again – Gratitude IS the Key to Happiness.  When you are feeling lowly, under appreciated, like you aren’t where you should be in life – you really can pick yourself up by havingContinue reading “Gratitude”

Givers and Takers

Relationships are tricky.  It’s hard to know who to trust and who you can open up to – versus who is taking notes to use against you one day.  If only we could sort our friends in to groups so we would know where we stand. There are, in fact,  two categories that we canContinue reading “Givers and Takers”

The Cowboys are Winning!

I am a girl who loves football!  That’s not to say that I know everything about the game – but I can hold my own in a conversation with my brothers.  I am also lucky enough to have a husband who doesn’t mind answering all my questions during the game. My favorite level is collegeContinue reading “The Cowboys are Winning!”

31 Days of Lessons Learned

I’m not celebrating Christmas this year.  Let’s just say it’s been a loooong year and I am closing it out by recovering from pneumonia.   But, there must be some sort of “end of the year” acknowledgement – and being that this year has had so many ups, downs, sideways, headstands and back-bends, well, thereContinue reading “31 Days of Lessons Learned”

Living in Gratitude

Just a quick post to give you this gratitude printable.  Print one for the week or one each day and start your gratitude practice.  Gratitude is the key to happiness, I am sure of it. Write out what you are grateful for, then list a complaint you have about something in the box on theContinue reading “Living in Gratitude”

I Am Responsible For Me

It sounds harsh, I know – but the truth is that once you are an adult you are responsible for your own happiness.  No one else is the cause of your decisions, whether or not you succeed, or if you are happy.  Once we are an adult we cannot blame others (mom or dad) forContinue reading “I Am Responsible For Me”