Apathy Paralysis

Recently, I read about administrators in a school who did nothing when three concerned staff members alerted them about a student carrying a gun on school premises. The student shot and seriously wounded his classroom teacher. How could this be?Maybe the administration didn’t think much of it since the student was ‘only’ 6 years old? Maybe they thought they’ll do …

Got Reserves?

As I understand it, reserves are like accumulated savings for a ‘rainy day’ or unforeseen situations. Governments, companies, institutions, families, relationships, etc. need and keep their pulse on their reserves. Reserves don’t just happen. They are intentionally replenished so that the institution/individual is not blindsided when a major disaster happens. Crises also reveal if the institution/individual has the reserves to …

Resolution or Not?

Okay, some of you might say that you don’t make new year’s resolutions anymore. Well, to choose not to make a resolution is a resolution itself 😊 There are good reasons to make resolutions: –       They help you know where you are headed in life (Imagine having the latest GPS in your vehicle but not typing in a destination.) –       They help you …

Wonder-filled Wonder

As a kid, I remember studying the seven wonders (man-made) of the ancient world: the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.The newer seven wonders of the world are: The Great Wall of China; The …

Got Hope?

If you have been hit hard by a broken relationship, or laid low by a medical challenge, or unsure of your employment status, or bid farewell to a loved one passing away, or the integrity of your character has been questioned, or you’re just drained of the vibrancy of daily living and feel like you’re just going through the motions …

Don’t You Forget

My brother and I were joking the other day about our forgetfulness as we advance in life (another way of saying we are getting older). I have walked into a room to pick something up, only to forget the needed item when I got there. It can be frustrating or funny at that moment; I get to choose. The choice …

Trash Returns

I have developed a friendship with the gentleman who’s the trash collector in my neighborhood. Once he loads my trash (sometimes I help) onto the trash collection truck, there is a compactor that crushes the bags of trash, downsizing them, making room for the next home’s rubbish. Bye-bye, trash😊All these years, I have never asked the trash collector if I …

Speaking of Politics

It has been a few hours since the 2022 mid-term elections in the US ended. Many mature friends have been relieved that they can, hopefully, for the near future, take calm and deep breaths of relief from the vitriolic demonizing political ads that swamped the information age in its varied forms.For some reason, topics like politics, strained relationships, morality, church …

Your Day’s Boost

If you are like me, almost the first (or second) thing that goes through your mind when you wake up in the morning has to do with all the chores and challenges of the day. This is what you have trained your brain to do, which leads to stress from the time you are up and moving.I heard about and …

Fun

“What did you do for FUN today?”, I asked the person who had just shared their woes with me. “FUN? What FUN? I don’t have enough time to do the things I need to do. Forget FUN.”☹ Sounds familiar? I have coined a FUN life principle: DysFUNctional people are those who have skipped the FUN during the daily FUNctions of life. What did you do for FUN today? Or yesterday? Or, …