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Mar 13

Do Something Different Today

Do Something Different Today

I recently started researching my ancestors.  For some, it is easy to track their whole life story.  There are public records of land ownership, boat travel, holding public offices, journal entries and stories written down by family and friends.  For others, there is absolutely no information.  There are even some people we know existed, but there is no record even of their name.  How does that happen? Doing this research has turned my thoughts to what we are leaving behind.  We all come to this earth and live

Aug 10

Commitment

Commitment

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.” – – W.H. Murray (Himalayan Explorer) Today I am

Dec 19

Regrets

I have been reading a book called “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.” The author is a lady with experience in palliative care, working with patients who are nearing the end of life.

Aug 21

Slow Down!

Slow Down!

Sometimes with 6 crazy little kids running around, breaking things and causing havoc, it is really hard to appreciate this stage of life. I feel like they can’t grow up fast enough.

Jul 18

Life Keeps Rolling On

Life Keeps Rolling On

My kids have just taken up an interest in riding bikes.  James, my 6 year old, was the first one to take off the training wheels.  Within just a couple of weeks, the 2 older kids jumped in and learned as well.  We bought a bike trailer for the babies, and now as soon as I get home from work every day, the kids are jumping around, ready to go for a bike ride. Watching the kids grow up has gotten me thinking about how life just keeps