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 →
Where else would you rather be, than right here, right now?
My wife follows sports and is actually pretty knowledgeable, especially American football and baseball, but I wouldn't call her a sports fan. It's not a passion of hers. However, when we sit down to watch a movie, she tends to love sports movies like Remember the Titans with Denzel Washington, The Blind Side, or even... Continue Reading →
When I was 18, I spent my summer working on a small, local farm. At the start of the week, the farmer would list out on a piece of paper all the things he wanted me to complete that week. The list would vary, one day I would chop wood, another I would weed a... Continue Reading →
Keeping an open mind
The choices were less than spectacular. One book had a blue cover and the name of the book in gold font. The other looked old and had a picture of a scary wolf with large fangs. My second-grade teacher read to the class a few minutes each day and she had given me the honor... Continue Reading →
Looking for some good advice
My 14-year-old son yawned and rolled his eyes. He was getting tired of being lectured. I was getting tired having to remind him to clean up his room, take out the trash and help with family chores. I saw a losing battle and stormed away mad. I walked up the stairs to my bedroom, grumbling... Continue Reading →
When saying goodbye: what do you say?
Several years ago, right after my daughter got her driver’s license, she came to my wife and I and asked for the keys to the car. I hemmed and hawed, lectured her on the importance of being safe, and then I then I finally gave in. Before she left, though, I gave her some version... Continue Reading →
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