This is how I see it….

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done.” I have reflected on the world a lot lately. My reflections include Josh heading off to college, my teams awesome accomplishments at work,  Diane’s new job and God bringing me home to Eastbrook Church. A lot of change that typically is really stressful.  HoweverContinue reading “This is how I see it….”

Humble pie

The sun was bright, the first cool fall air-filled my lungs, marking the end of summer was near.  I grabbed my bag lunch and walked down to the beach and sat on a rock. The sun danced on the lake as if it was speaking to me. My thoughts raced through my head which isContinue reading “Humble pie”

Paper cup

As I get older weekends and days off from work are as busy and stressful as going to work. In fact, I have found after being off from work that I need to go back to find feel peace or normality. If you think about this it is pretty pathetic. You know the typical morning, yourContinue reading “Paper cup”

Is there soul in perfect?

This week was abundant to say the least. I have a difficult time remembering what all happened. One thought that has stuck with me all week is this saying, “There is no soul in perfect.” The challenge today is remembering where I heard this saying as it is rewinding in my thoughts. If you thinkContinue reading “Is there soul in perfect?”

Solstice Sun

Today as I was driving listening to my new playlist with the skylight open on my Jeep, I couldn’t help but focus on the smell of summer air. I was at the stop sign where the smell of fresh-cut grass filled my senses. When I passed the city scape of buildings just right, the sunContinue reading “Solstice Sun”

Onalaska

The past several weeks I have made a few trips to West Wisconsin. One trip was to University of LaCrosse with Josh to tour campus and the other a business trip to Minneapolis for meetings with leadership from their Behavioral Health System. As I approached the Wisconsin/Minnesota border during each trip, I continued to haveContinue reading “Onalaska”

Fill up the glass

While watching people in my life I have noticed them struggle. Everyone’s journey is so different and the hurdles are so self-defined. What challenges some is not so challenging for others. I guess that is what makes each of us so unique. Some of us are thinkers, analyzers while other are simply doers. You know thoseContinue reading “Fill up the glass”

Build Strengths

The past few weeks I have spoken at the university, a few conferences and meetings about building on the strengths of others in our relationships. Some of the talks have been with physicians, therapists nurses or simply people living life. The message that I shared was leveraging our personal strength and the strength of others.Continue reading “Build Strengths”

A new life in bloom

One of my best friends and I started our new tradition called blog breakfast. A time when we could get together share about our blog life and catch up stories from since we have been together.  During the first part of the morning we laughed, ate too much and did everything but blog. Like gradeContinue reading “A new life in bloom”