Stand up for yourself

It is not up to someone else to decide when and where you stand up for yourself. You are not weak just because you decide to let something slide. It is not required that you call out every jerk you come across. You just may not be up to it sometimes, or you may not . . . → Read More: Stand up for yourself

There is no “other”

What do you stand for? It’s an important thing to know. Regardless of your politics, religion, or anything else, what do believe?

I believe we are all one, and that we all don’t realize this yet. It is a concept that, once recognized by all, is going to help make this world a better place. . . . → Read More: There is no “other”

Be gentle with each other

Be kind and understanding with each other. This is a rough time of year for so many people, so if you run into someone who seems to be having a difficult time of it, please take a little extra time to see what you can do to help. We are all sometimes on the edge, . . . → Read More: Be gentle with each other

Acknowledge the changes in your life

When something is over, it deserves to be acknowledged. Whether you are happy to see its completion or not, take time to say goodbye. It may be some event that is finished, a relationship that has run its course, a job that is over, or anything else.

It is hard to come to the end . . . → Read More: Acknowledge the changes in your life

You are not required to set yourself on fire

I read this quote (attributed to Unknown) recently, and it keeps coming back to me as a very important thing to know: You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm. At some level it seems like it is just cute, but on another it makes me realize that it is . . . → Read More: You are not required to set yourself on fire

Good enough

I just read something where someone wrote about needing to no longer settle for good enough. That shocked me, as I have been thinking lately that I need to embrace good enough. But I thought about it, and now I realize that maybe both viewpoints are correct. Embracing good enough for me means shedding this . . . → Read More: Good enough

Learning lessons

I am going through some stuff right now, and it is throwing some pretty interesting (and hard) lessons at me. And one of the lessons is that it is important for me to look for the lessons! I keep wondering why these things keep bothering me, even when it is what I expect! And I . . . → Read More: Learning lessons

Should has got to go

OK – technical issues are driving me crazy! I know what I want to do, and I have done it before (a long time ago), and I cannot figure out where to go to do it again. I HATE technical issues! I guess I would definitely NOT make a good Help Desk person – for . . . → Read More: Should has got to go

Sometimes it’s not about the goal

I just had a realization that sometimes it’s not about a finished product, but it’s more about doing the work. I think this is a lot like “it’s about the process.” Being done can be a great thing, but sometimes it isn’t about being done. Sometimes it’s about getting up every day and putting in . . . → Read More: Sometimes it’s not about the goal

When is it my turn?

This is a rhetorical question. I know that it may sound whiny and entitled, but that is honestly not how I feel. I just want to know when things turn around a little. Sometimes it feels like I spend my entire life making excuses for other people, bending over backwards to make it okay for . . . → Read More: When is it my turn?