Happy Thoughts

I watched the movie Hook the other day and something struck me. The grown up Peter Pan had a really hard time flying. Now, if you know the Peter Pan story, you know that all it takes to fly is a little pixie dust and one happy thought. In the classic Disney version of the story, the … Continue reading Happy Thoughts

50 Reminders That the World Isn’t All Bad

I think we can all agree that the world we live in can be a pretty dark place. Even without the tragedies that have dominated the news cycle in recent weeks, that darkness is evident every time we turn on the evening news... or peruse the magazine rack while waiting in line at the grocery … Continue reading 50 Reminders That the World Isn’t All Bad

Moved to Tears

I’m not an emotional person. At least, I’ve never considered myself an emotional person. Well, not an overly emotional person. I’ve always prided myself on my ability to control my feelings. When I’m feeling happy, it’s because I allow myself to feel happy. When I’m angry, it’s because I allow myself to be angry… or … Continue reading Moved to Tears

Ten Years Later

Last year, I shared about the night my father passed away. I wrote about the day leading up to that difficult night and the emotions I felt upon hearing the news. This year, ten years after losing Dad, I want to say thank you to the people who surrounded me in the days and weeks … Continue reading Ten Years Later

It’s Not Easy Being Mean

As a counselor working in an elementary school, it is sometimes required of me to accompany certain classes as they go on field trips. Once, when I was working closely with a first grade class, I was asked to go along on one of these trips. It was a joy and a pleasure. Please note: … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Mean

So Many Questions, Part III

Welcome to the third of a five part series of questions. If you missed the first two parts, 1-20 are here and 21-40 are here. Enjoy! 41. Write the first sentence of your obituary. Aaron Lee Peck, bestselling author and inventor of the thing that changed the face of western civilization, died at the age … Continue reading So Many Questions, Part III

Day Fourteen

A N0n-Fiction Book I hope, as with yesterday's post, that this is not an expectation of me to have a non-fiction book written and posted here. While I am, without question, a cesspool of useless knowledge, I would never claim to know enough about any particular subject to be able to write a book about … Continue reading Day Fourteen

Finding Joy

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you've seen stories of my past that have illustrated a time in my life when I was an incredibly unhappy individual. One evening, during that difficult time period, I got a slap in the face. But it was a slap in the face in … Continue reading Finding Joy

Question of the Week #32

Would you accept twenty years of extraordinary happiness and fulfillment if it meant you would die at the end of the period? Sure. Who doesn't like to be happy? And hey, at least I know I'd die happy, right? Not a deep answer, I know. But I'm kind of tired today. Still getting over a … Continue reading Question of the Week #32