As I watched this sweet canine pause to smell every blade of grass, every pinecone, every dried up leaf, I began reflecting a little more deeply about what “being present” looks like.
Maybe you spent months dreaming up a plan that was sure to take you to new heights or maybe you thought the exciting energy surrounding the trending new diet, exercise or self-help regimen sounded like the next best thing for you, too. Now, for whatever reason, your in-it-to-win-it spirit has turned into God-how-I-hate-this-I-just-might-puke-if…or a You-suck-you-quitter/loser/faker/despicable/[insert your whatever]-You.
Regardless of how you came to setting your resolution, it is obvious that this is more than a little slump; it is just not working for you. In fact, it could be all wrong for you. A few simple questions will help you isolate where the breakdown(s) might be and help you redirect.
Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This week’s Happy Happens edition is a little sparse as it seems I’ve spent a good deal of my time invested in that unpleasant stuff that’s been happening… Talking about it. Talking about my many options. Talking about the effect my decision will have on others. Talking…talking…talking…out loud…while I’m cooking…while I’m driving…while I’m cleaning… Speaking of cleaning, … Read More
Happy Valentine’s Day, Journeyer! Yesterday I went for a haircut trim before next weekend’s BIG EVENT! Need tickets? Get yours here! This salon is on the second floor of an old building that was originally a local theater! The hardwood floors and the stage are still intact! At the top of the stairs next to the over-sized, barn-style doors is this … Read More
Happy Sunday, Journeyer! Just when I think things on the work front can’t get any crazier… They do… I’m just going to leave it at that… The newest set of circumstances has me a bit unnerved, but all I can say is that I’m happy I do my job and perform the safety checks I’m required to do every single … Read More
Happy Sunday, Journeyer! As I scroll through this past week’s events, I can’t help but notice the stark contrast between happiness and strife… This week brought with it two more deaths of people who left this earth way too early, and both of these men took their own lives… This is the fourth death of someone we know and the third … Read More
Happy Sunday, Journeyer (said in the voice of Frosty’s “Happy Birthday!”) This afternoon I come to you from the passenger seat of a car that Fave and I rented for a quick road trip. But first, let me start from the beginning… As you know, I spent last Saturday and Sunday in a hotel, waiting for my son to make … Read More
This Monday morning I come to you weary from a lack of sleep due to a cold that just won’t let go. Even so, I come to you with a happy heart. Warren was gone again this weekend, which left my trusty Pooch, Patches, and I to our own devices once again. Know what we did, Journeyer? I sorted all … Read More
“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~ W.J. Cameron Journeyer, as I reflect on last week, the one designated for “Giving Thanks,” I can’t help but ponder Cameron’s quote above. For many of us, the act of giving thanks takes place in the kitchen where we bake pies, baste turkeys, break out the fine china, and then nearly … Read More
Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! I type this post from a packed plane on Delta flight six-two-nine, headed for Atlanta. This day begins at an ungodly hour for me; my alarm set to go off even before the sun rose. But that isn’t the only fatigue that has settled into every pour of my body. Do you know that good tired we … Read More