Choosing A Best Friend

I am my own best friend. No, I’m not antisocial. No, I’m not selfish. No, I’m not ignoring or downplaying the relationships that I enjoy being a part of. But I am my own best friend. I have to be! Have you ever noticed how you talk to the people you love – you encourage…

Top Of The List

If I start listing names, some people might be offended – at the order, that they are left off, that others are on the list, etc. so I won’t list names of people I love.  Instead, I will tell you about some things I love. I love lying in a cool, almost cold room, in…

Back To The Future

   When I’m old and gray, An over-inflated ball stuffed inside my shirt and pockets under my chin, Can I count on you To ride the subway with me, Chatting in our native language  Scratching ourselves and spitting to others’ utter chagrin, Will you accompany me to appointments I could handle over the phone Offer…

So this is life

Another week, another funeral. This time, it was a relative of my relatives. But still, he was family.  He was a nice man – a little challenged, a lot lonesome, a little sick and then a lot sick. And then he was gone.  And I’m glad I met him. He joked with me and I…

5 Reasons Kate Isn’t Married

5 Reasons Kate Isn’t Married As a child, her mother told her to wait to get married – do the things she wanted to do with her life, unencumbered by the responsibility of a family. But her mom died before giving her the directive to stop waiting. She’s convinced that she’s living the life her…

Falling In Love, Bachelorette Style

A woman gets her pick of 20 something men, all attractive, all well dressed, all interesting insome  way. She gets to learn basic things about them over the course of some extended time period, they go to interesting locations and often, you hear one or the other say, “this place (insert exotic location here) is…

Thinking Out Loud – The Love Edition

I am reading a book about love (see below) that is making me think a lot about love and life and decisions. The novel, which should just be an easy read, introduced me to the 6 types of love – I always thought there were 3 (agape – godly love, filial – brotherly love and…

Be A Cheerful Giver

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  The above text from 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 is the basis of…

Once Is Not Enough, Part 1

Consistency builds habits and gives others a framework by which to judge us. Our habits form our character traits. The things we do consistently are the things that define us and really show who we are and what we’re capable of.  Fitness Have you ever wondered if there was an express track to fitness? Have you…

Say I Love You

I know, I know. You don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Technically, neither do I. BUT I never pass up an opportunity to celebrate love and to tell the people I love that I love them. So why not say I LOVE YOU with a gift? A different kind of gift. If you’re into Traditional gifts – perfume and…

Girls In Trucks

The road from childhood to adulthood is fraught with experiences that mold you, shape you, enrage you, calm you. But how to recognize those moments while they’re happening? How could you know when you’re standing in the middle of a conversation that it will change your life? What if you knew that this, right now, would be…

5 Steps To Living The Life You’ve Always Admired

It’s easy to take the road often travelled, and be caught up in the cycle of doing what you’ve always done. When you drive on the roads in your town, you probably never hit the potholes because you know where they are and you always remember to swing and avoid them. And that’s good. But…