I can feel the sun beating on the sand around me. Fortunate for me, the brim of my hat is keeping its rays from burning my nose and cheeks, my neck, and stinging my eyes.
I glance around, barely moving my head, there’s sand forever. And when I say forever, I mean, “For — Ev — Er!” The bonus of a private beach. No one for miles. Maybe even further.
“Hello!” I yell at the top of my lungs, then listen. I tilt my head upward, projecting my voice in every direction and picturing it flowing up like a fountain…
Does it feel more and more like your family is being pulled in 100 different directions? And do all of these directions headed in the opposite direction of your family unit? Here’s five ways to bring your family closer together.
If you were to ask me what is the single-most important way of keeping your family together and growing them closer I would have to say that it’s Dinner Time.
Raising five boys to be gentlemen was certainly a challenge for my wife and me. Here’s 8 important life lessons to teach boys before handing them off to their future spouses:
This may not seem like that big of a deal, but more than anything it’s a sign of respect.
When someone approaches you, with the intent to shake your hand, the first thing…
One thing I found in retirement, besides being busier than I thought I would be, is my insatiable wanting to continue to learn. My variety of interests leads me to the problem of chasing “Shiny Objects”. Let me explain…
In the Disney movie UP, there’s a dog named Doug. The dog has a voice box around his neck and you can hear exactly what he’s thinking at every second. This is amusing, but sadly we have something in common.
Okay, this may be a little misleading. Using a Google Calendar may not automatically help you enjoy your grandchildren more, but there are two definite benefits to using a calendar (any calendar) to take control of your life:
Is my doctor appointment on Thursday or Friday?
Did I agree to watch the grandkids at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Saturday?
Am I meeting my daughter for lunch this week or next week?
My grandson sleeps comfortably, nestled in the crook of my forearm. I gaze down at his face, no lines of worry on his forehead, his lips pursed, occasionally his mouth nurses on the absent bottle, but most of all I notice his little nose.
That little nose hints of his father, my third son. That same nose is reflected in the mirror when I shave. It’s similar to the nose seven hours away on my father’s face. And no surprise, I can recall the resemblance on my grandmother’s face–my father’s mom.
Remember when your kids had their first child and you reached out to hold him/her and were met with, “Could you wash your hands first?”
Your kids did their best to read every available article about parenting. They bought books, scoured the internet, joined groups on Facebook, and watched documentaries about raising children.
Do you suffer from SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome)? If so, let’s commiserate.
Shiny Object Syndrome is also known as…”Squirrel!” Yes, it’s the ability to be easily distracted no matter what you’re in the middle of at the time. It’s a blessing–and a curse.
Staring at the picture on my computer screen, it donned on me the power of perspective while interpreting its contents.
The image was of several children swimming and playing in the water.
Or so I thought.
One thing I discovered, joining an affiliate network to make money is the opposite of getting to inbox zero. The irony is that I spent money to have my inbox flooded with offers from the affiliate network. And did I even make money?
Please, don’t ask me about that.