30 Day Challenge – 30 Notes in 30 Days

Last months 30 day challenge was random acts of kindness.  I am not sure if it was a success or a failure.  I am sure that I over thought it.  I was more cognizant of the way I responded to people and situations, but  the random part left me weighing the responses.  I kept  wondering if what I had done was a random act of kindness or if it was just something that I would normally have done (I hope that I am a kind person all of the time, not just randomly).  If it was something I normally would … [Read more...]

I know when the witching hour is, now when is the blogging hour again?

I have a full life. By full, I mean busy.  I work full-time and my job is almost always stressful these days. I am in a position that carries a great deal of responsibility. I often have to make decisions that not the easy thing or the popular thing.  I could find another job in my field that was more fun,  but I feel that what I am doing now is important and makes a difference so I will keep doing it. A typical week day for me involves getting up before the sun comes up, working until the … [Read more...]

Get Old – Yes Please!

Someone recently said to me "whatever you do, don't get old". I am not going to take that advice!  I have every intention of getting old, hopefully very old. What I am going to strive to do is find a way to live a happy and healthy life while I age gracefully. To keep my mind healthy and my spirit happy I plan to continue to read every day; play games that require mental dexterity; interact with people who challenge me mentally; make music; travel; volunteer; practice yoga; walk; be … [Read more...]

Mid-Week Gratitude Break Kickoff

At the risk of sounding cliche, I have led a charmed life.  I am reminded daily how charmed and blessed my life has been. All I need to do is listen to the news or look around me and I am reminded that I don't have anything to complain about - ever. Not that I don't complain sometimes, it just really isn't justified. Like any other person, my life has been a series of ups and downs, but my ups have far outnumbered my downs. I have made mistakes and had successes.  I try to learn something from … [Read more...]