The Gift of Asking the Right Question

The Gift of Asking the Right Question

A young lady recently asked me for my “wisdom and insight,” about some questions she had. Admittedly, there was a time in my life my ego would have kicked in and I would have crawled up on a soapbox and pontificated. However, rather than wax eloquent with...
Staying Positive in a Negative  Environment

Staying Positive in a Negative Environment

How do you stay positive in negative environments? Maybe it’s your job, your family or your favorite social media platform that is filled with negativity. And you’re drowning. What do you do? Here are some tricks I’ve learned: Music – I start...
Marvelous Marva: How to Keep Joy in Your Life

Marvelous Marva: How to Keep Joy in Your Life

“Name one thing in your life that you are in total control of,” Marva said. “Think about it; what is the one thing you’re in absolute control of?” I paused, running through an inventory of my life and searched for things, then she answered her own question. “You’re in...
What Makes You Dance?

What Makes You Dance?

My 4-year-old granddaughter decided that a Subway Sandwich shop in South Dakota was as good a place as any to show Papa her moves. So she danced. She danced and pirouetted in sunlight shafts cascading through the window. Her tiny little body moved in rhythm to the...