Guest Post – A Different View of Chronic Illness

Today’s Guest Poster is Lauren from My Illness Start to Finish.  She writes about her life with chronic illness.   Chronic illness can take many forms, some are visible and some aren’t.  My boss’s wife is struggling with Stage 4 breast cancer.  It is of course, highly visible, and you can bet that no one […]

The Twelve Days of Scouting Christmas

OK, this is just a quick one today.  I am up to my ears in Christmas “busyness” to the point where I can’t even sleep for thinking of all the gifts I need to wrap (and still buy!) and cards I need to send.  But I did want to slip this one in.  I know […]

Holiday Good Deeds for Free

The holidays are a perfect time to do some good deeds. Money is always tight this time of year, so I’m going to share some good deeds you can do for free (or almost free). Volunteer I’m kind of a volunteer junkie. Between Scouts and church, and stuff through work, I generally do several hundred […]

The Real Spirit of the Holidays

I’ll be honest, while I like a good deal as much as the next gal, the whole “Black Friday” craziness makes me faintly sick to my stomach.  So, here’s a little antidote to all the overshopping madness.  I hope it gets your holiday season off to a great start!  Here’s an adorable Christmas puppy just […]

The Dog Whisperer gives me Hope for Parenting

I’m watching the Dog Whisperer and I have to say, this show really gives me hope as a parent.  Do you know why? At the beginning of the program, they show these dogs with all these issues – barking, biting, misbehavior of all types. These dogs just seem so out of control and completely hopeless, […]

The Daffodil Principle

I love this little story. I got it from one of my Zig Ziglar publications and I’ve always found it very inspirational.  Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you must come and see the daffodils before they are over.”  I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to […]

A Word About Expectations

I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations lately. I really think that expectations have a greater importance than we realize. One thing that really fascinates me are those stories where you hear about some inner city school that has been turned around in some dramatic way. There have been so many variations of that story, […]

They Make Blind Children See

I know some people who can do some pretty amazing things.  Seriously, amazing things.  Like making blind children see.  Making children walk who had never walked before.  You know, boring, everyday stuff like that.   Take this man.  Looks a little like Santa Claus, doesn’t he?  But he gives kids a gift that is much better […]

Decluttering – A Word About Expectations

I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations lately. I really think that expectations have a greater importance than we realize. One thing that really fascinates me are those stories where you hear about some inner city school that has been turned around in some dramatic way. There have been so many variations of that story, […]