The little boy looked to be about four or five years old and held tight to his mom’s hand with one hand and a worn Teddy Bear in the other. He held back a yawn, but kept his eyes fixed on the escalator. He seemed to be taking everything in. When he couldn’t stand the... Continue Reading →
The International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20 to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The UN launched the day in 2012 as a reminder that being happy is a basic human right and worth celebrating. We talk a lot about happiness in our... Continue Reading →
The luck of the Irish!
Today on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. So, of course, we need a good Irish blessing. There's serious ones, sentimental ones, and even ones that will give you a laugh or two. Take your pick and have a wonderful weekend. Image by Nithin Pa via Pexels. Image by Kelly via Pexels. Image by Amanda Moore... Continue Reading →
My best friend has been having some problems lately. She doesn’t run or jump as well as she used to in her younger years. She’s spends a lot of her time sleeping or acting like she’s sleeping and her once jet-black beard and eyebrows are now filled with gray hair. Despite it all, my best... Continue Reading →
Looking for my lil’ bit of happy
My day last Wednesday felt like it was going off the rails, like everything was blowing up at once. A good friend got some bad health news. My wife had to go for a medical test — one of those annoying "everything looks good but we'd still like you to come in and take another... Continue Reading →
In need of a laugh!
We all have them. Those days when you’re boiling over with stress and tension. Some days you just need to laugh, to keep from yourself from crying. Another writer described it this way, “some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” Here’s me creating my own sunshine: --“When someone is mean to me,... Continue Reading →
Running from Covid
I turned to look behind me. The coast was clear. No one was following my car. I looked again. In my rearview mirror, I noticed a suspicious-looking driver in a white truck. I was able to see that he wore his baseball cap low and had dark sunglasses. I wondered if he wore the outfit... Continue Reading →
A Christmas message
When I was a young kid, I would spend Christmas Eve counting down the minutes in anticipation of Santa Claus' visit. As an adult, I spend the time now counting down the minutes to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and reflecting on where I stand in my own faith. Unfortunately, my faith... Continue Reading →
Four things that make me happy
I grew up reading the news. My local newspaper was slight in size, but I started reading the paper from front to back at a relatively young age. I loved baseball and football, so I obviously made my way to the Sports Page, but I read the rest of the paper too. The topic didn’t... Continue Reading →
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