Tag: change

I think I smell like poop

This is going somewhere more positive, just keep reading… I recently started working in early intervention education and occasionally have to change some diapers.  Recently, I had to facilitate a Toastmasters meeting right after work.  I had changed a lot of diapers that day and it seemed that the smell of a dirty diaper was…
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Are you too busy?

I recently put out our monthly newsletter, but I have a feeling that our blog readers and newsletter recipients are not the same people. I believe the information in the newsletter is important, so I am going to share it with our blog readers – grin. “The busyness of life undercuts the intimacy of our…
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Is it worth it?

When you are trying to sell something, like a used vehicle or a treasured family heirloom, the quote “something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.” Which I suppose is ultimately true. Yes, there are assessed values, but if I have a home assessed at $500,000.00 but can only get an…
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Personal choice is a matter of personal choice.

I witnessed a little bit of a unhappy discussion yesterday. At the end, one person said it me, “It looked like she wanted to get mad.” Interested phrase, don’t you think? Actually, it’s quite accurate. That person had a choice to make, whether to get mad or not. Perhaps she did want to get mad,…
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Talk is cheap

I bet you know someone who is often talking about what they are going to do – and yet… they aren’t doing it. We all know people like this. The person who talks about • Wanting to lose weight – yet, they sit on the couch eating candy • Wanting to save money or be…
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A moral history lesson

My husband, Jim, recently gave me a book that he wanted me to read. If you follow the business social media pages (Facebook, Google+, Twitter) you will have seen a couple of quotes from it. I’ll admit, I found the beginning of the book a little odd, and probably not as enticing as Jim would…
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You have worth. You have value. You are loved!

Let me say it again… “You have worth. You have value. You are loved!” On the way home yesterday, I heard a song by Tenth Avenue North, “You are more.” They also have a powerful video! I suggest you watch it. Here is one verse… She says, “How did I get here? I’m not who…
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Peer Influences

Studies show that you become who you hang out with.  Wouldn’t it make sense to hang out with people who have the same standards, morals, and values that you do? Look around you.  Are you hanging out with who you want to be? Do you want to be a drug dealer, addict, or alcoholic?  Maybe…
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Sometimes you learn

Watching a Webinar Jim and I watched John Maxwell, Nick Vujicic, and Dave Ramsey talked about “Sometimes you win, Sometimes you learn”  a new book by John Maxwell. The webinar was wonderful!  I imagine the book will be, too. A couple of things they focused on were Taking responsibility for your actions Humility verses pride All three…
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Meeting new people

It’s funny.  I was having a conversation with someone about our joy in meeting new people while volunteering for events at the USO-NC/RDU, when someone said, “I know so many empty nesters who complain how hard it is to meet new people once they don’t have to attend their children’s events.”  That was an eye-opener…
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