Loose change

I thought I’d write this before we forget completely what coins or “change” looks like.  Before the digital world takes over completely. There was a time when we paid for things with cash…you know, dollars!  Most of the time, we would pay for something we would get money back, called “change.”  Then, what happened to … More Loose change

Noticing

As they passed each other in the hall, Gail, the VP of Administration and Ray, the HR Director.  The VP noticed a slight twitch away from direct eye to eye contact.  The VP said the usual, “hey, Ray, how’s it going?”  The HR Director, responded, “good,” but then quickly looked away. It wasn’t a dramatic … More Noticing

The Void

“Men live their lives in quiet desperation.”  (Henry David Thoreau, Walden) I read “men” as gender neutral.  People live their lives in quiet desperation. There as so many people that live unfulfilled lives.  It’s an existence really. They feel stuck, paralyzed, and succumb to the “this is the best it will get” attitude.  And I’m … More The Void

Growing in Gratitude

Let’s face it, we always want more. We spend about 5 minutes being grateful and 55 minutes grinding about that which we don’t have.  Because we are goal-oriented people that means we’re never satisfied.   It’s OK to be goal oriented because without it, nothing would get done.  We need goals.  However, our goals should never … More Growing in Gratitude

Grace-Full Living

I’m a big advocate of grace. Maybe it’s because I need it so much in my own life. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen the frailties and weaknesses in all of us: inconsistent, awkward, insecure, overwhelmed, hesitant, failing, hurt, unsure of ourselves, broken, and, well, human. But more than anything I think it’s because I’ve seen … More Grace-Full Living