Why Am I Doing That

“The unexamined life is not worth living”

                                                                                                          – Socrates

If ignorance is bliss then is awareness enlightenment?  No, it’s a wake-up call!  Sometimes we go through life thinking we are doing all the right things, only to discover that some of our  actions, or failure thereof, are actually compromising us.  That’s where I was.  I hit the gym everyday, watched what I ate and lived a relatively healthy lifestyle (note the term, “relatively”).  But then it was my trainer who made me aware that my recovery rates were off and suggested I see a cardiologist. 

What Have You Learned?

Happiness is not something you can find,
it is a product of your actions
and the actions of those who care about you.

It’s been an interesting year!  The market took a beating, Russia invaded Ukraine, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, extreme weather patterns have become the norm and according to Mitch McConnell the era of  bi-partisanship is over.  Good news, bad news?  Who knows; I guess it really comes down on how you look at things.  Such is the case with happiness.

A Different Perspective

“The kinder and more thoughtful a person is,
the more kindness they can find in other people.”
                                                                                           – L. Tolstoy

It’s been a little over a week since my life took on a different perspective; I’m spending a lot more time sitting on my ass!  While not completely incapacitated by recent foot surgery, many of the daily activities I took for granted now require planning.  Moving from one floor of the house to another is no longer a case of a quick trip up or down the stairs. 

Sharing the Joy

The joy to be found in brightening the lives of others, becomes the true meaning of Christmas!

The season of joy is upon us.  The days preceding Christmas are considered by many to be the most festive and joyous time of the year.  If you look back at all your past holiday celebrations, I am quite certain that you will remember many times of great joy: receiving the exact gift you were hoping for, family dinners and get togethers, finding just the right gift for someone, eating your favorite Christmas cookies, Elf on the Shelf, Christmas decorations, beautiful snow, the glow of candles, the warmth of the fireplace, or gathering to sing carols. …

Hitting a Speedbump

“The speed bumps in your life
are designed to slow you down,
not stop you completely!”

When was the last time you hit a speed bump, and do you remember how you felt as you approached it?  I hit two last week.  The first was near the bank where I often use the ATM. The speed bump is placed there to slow traffic that moves between the lane for the ATM and the lane for drive-in banking.  I understand its purpose, but I still detest it. …