Remember when your teacher said there’s no such thing as a dumb question? Same principle applies to ideas. There’s no such thing as a dumb or bad idea. Actually, wait. There is. There are lots of bad ideas out there.

But here’s the thing. Have the courage to share it. You’ll never know if your idea could change someone else’s life…or your own for that matter. Giving yourself the opportunity to fail also means you’re creating an equal and perhaps even greater opportunity to succeed.

So what are you waiting for? The world is your oyster…and it’s ready to hear your ideas. Well maybe except any that involve sharks and tornados. Or snakes on a plane, for that matter.

How Well Are You Loving Others?

How Well Are You Loving Others?

On a crisp, cool, rainy day in April, my husband and I made vows to love each other for the rest of our lives. Our theme, like so many couples, came from the famous “love” chapter from the Bible—1 Corinthians 13. We read an excerpt at our ceremony, engraved it into our wedding bands and had it framed by an etsy artist, which now hangs beautifully above the dresser in our bedroom.

Recently, on our anniversary, I felt it was time to take inventory. Was I loving him—really loving him—the way I promised I would? If I substituted my name every time the word “love” appears in this passage, would it still ring true?  Continue reading “How Well Are You Loving Others?”

Restoring Your Soul After A Crash And Burn

Restoring Your Soul After A Crash And Burn

I’m a type A person – which most of the time translates as: I can stay focused and power through projects on my “to-do” list for as long as it takes to accomplish the task.

In terms of productivity, being a type A is a great asset. The downside however is that when you do come off the power high, the crash and burn effect is spectacular. Most of the time, I’m so focused on getting the job done, that I often miss the signs of weariness and impending doom until after it’s happened.  Continue reading “Restoring Your Soul After A Crash And Burn”

The Woman Who Inspired The Name

December 7, 1941. FDR forever branded that day as a “date which will live in infamy.” The attack by Japanese air squadrons on the U.S. was sudden. Shocking. Our nation was left stunned and wholly unprepared.

Sixty years later, 9/11 happened and history seemingly repeated itself, leaving us once again in a state of horror and shock.

Then, nine years later, my own personal date of infamy struck.  Continue reading “The Woman Who Inspired The Name”