Fix The Problem or Fix Your Attitude

If you don't like something then change it. If you can't change it then change your attitude. - Maya Angelou

My Dearest Daughters, "If you don't like something, then change it. If you can't change it, then change your attitude." - Maya Angelou, American Poet Attitude: What we think and how we feel about someone or something shapes our behavior. Attitude may seem like a small thing, but it forms our perspective of how we… Continue reading Fix The Problem or Fix Your Attitude

Listen With Your Heart – Not Your Ears

We hear with our ears, but we listen with our hearts

"We hear with our ears, but we listen with our hearts." - A Focus on the Family podcast guest I can't tell you how many times I've heard what someone said, but I didn't invest the time, give the respect, or care enough to listen with the intent of understanding what the other person had… Continue reading Listen With Your Heart – Not Your Ears

Bumping Into Reality

Reality Is What You Bump Into When You Are Wrong. - Mark Sayers

My Dearest Daughters, "Reality is what you bump into when you're wrong." - Mark Sayers We've all been there... I thought I understood the situation, but then reality smacked me in the face, forcing me to see the error of my ways. There are many roads we could go down - many circumstances where we… Continue reading Bumping Into Reality

Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege

Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth - Emma Vernon

"Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth." - Emma Vernon. Here's one of life's fundamental concepts: "There's a price to pay for everything," and the rightful price required for our very existence is Service to those around us. Just to be sure that we're on the same page, let's define Service as seeing… Continue reading Life Purpose Is About Service – Not Privilege

Comparing Your Beginning To Someone Else’s Middle or End

Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle - John Acuff

"Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle." - Jon Acuff God has given each of you a unique Purpose in this life that is wrapped up in Dreams and Goals that will use your Gifts and Talents in ways that show your Love for God and People (Matthew 22:36-40). I encourage you to seek… Continue reading Comparing Your Beginning To Someone Else’s Middle or End

Anger Leads To Shame

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame - Ben Franklin

11/6/18 Brandy, Addy, and Grace, "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." - Ben Franklin Unrealistic expectations lead to frustration - frustration leads to either apathy (an "I give up" attitude) or anger, and anger will lead to shame for those one or more of the people involved. Shame is a painful feeling of… Continue reading Anger Leads To Shame

Dream Big – Then Wake Up & Make It Happen

Some people dream about success while others get up every morning and make it happen - Wayne Huizenga

11/2/18 Brandy, Addy, & Grace "Some people dream about success, while others get up every morning and make it happen." - Wayne Huizenga Dreams are great! They can give you vision for the future and make you feel optimistic, but without planning and hard work, they're worthless - mere wastes of time and mental energy.… Continue reading Dream Big – Then Wake Up & Make It Happen