Thoughts, Tips and TalesI started a personal blog to share my thoughts and bring a lift to other people. Reading a "lifestyle" blog can be like enjoying a letter from a friend or indulging in a good conversation. It connects you with another human being who has the same types of joys, doubts, thoughts, questions and problems as you do. I hope that reading my blog will brighten your day!
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I was formerly a corporate trainer and once led a group event at work using the following theme as an icebreaker: Tell us how you got your name. We went around the room and nearly everyone had an entertaining tale … Continue reading
When I was in my early 20s and at my first real job, I wanted to buy a Christmas gift for my boss. She was a classy, conservative older woman.
In my family, we rip or clip newspaper or magazine articles of potential interest and mail them to each other to show we’re thinking of the other person and that we care. My mom and dad have been sending me … Continue reading
Significant others come and go throughout life, occasionally creating a problem with special event photos that include them. You want to display the cherished photo, but you don’t want to gaze at the face of the ex who broke your … Continue reading
Wasn’t it Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz who said, “Dorothy, use your power for good, not evil?” Blogs have power, and they’re the ideal place to inspire readers and lift them up. Blogs give you an … Continue reading
About 15 years ago, my sister, J, a single, professional woman in her 30s, lived in a lovely, gated condo community in Florida. One evening she was home alone and heard voices outside her front door. She walked up to … Continue reading
When I was about 8 years old and my sister was about 5, we went to a children’s running (race) event in my small town at the ball fields behind the community center. It was the first time we’d ever … Continue reading