Stop comparing

Just stop the comparing! Yes, some people have it better than you, and some people have it worse. This will always be true. No matter how good or bad you have it, someone else has it better, and someone else has it worse.

If you have it good, does it really matter that someone else . . . → Read More: Stop comparing

Talk is cheap

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. Words do matter, but if someone’s actions contradict their words, believe what they do, not what they say. Unfortunately, it is pretty easy to say nice things, all the while doing evil things. Or it may not even be evil things, it may . . . → Read More: Talk is cheap

New things

I try to be open to new things, but it is hard sometimes. For instance, they have changed the interface for writing posts for this site. I had no warning (that I saw, anyway), and now I have already spent over 60 minutes doing what I used to do in about 20 . . . → Read More: New things

My next big project

It seems that it may be time to start my next big project. I have been patiently (or not-so-patiently) waiting for it to be “ripe” so I can start. It has not been an easy wait for me, as I start to question if I should even be doing this, since I don’t seem to . . . → Read More: My next big project

Parents/Kids

I wonder – do you ever stop worrying about your child/children? When my son started driving, he used to always roll his eyes at me when he was leaving and I would say, “Drive safely.” I stopped him once and explained to him that he would always be my kid and I would always be . . . → Read More: Parents/Kids

Do what you say you are going to do

Please think before you speak: do not offer to do things you are not going to do. Even if your intentions are good, you probably know whether or not you are going to follow through. And even if you intend to follow through, if there is any doubt at all, please don’t say anything. You . . . → Read More: Do what you say you are going to do

Valentine’s Day

Some people love and embrace Valentine’s Day; others despise Valentine’s Day as a made-up holiday designed to get you to spend more money. What do you think? I actually see both sides of the issue. I can see that Valentine’s Day is a great day to pay a little more attention to your sweetie to . . . → Read More: Valentine’s Day

More random thoughts

I am having a hard time cutting myself any slack these days. I know better in my head, but I just can’t seem to get there in my heart on some issues.

I seem to have an especially hard time believing in myself when someone else presents their reality of me, and it doesn’t quite . . . → Read More: More random thoughts

Random thoughts on the state of our country

I understand that some people think we have gone overboard with political correctness. I don’t understand why some people seem to think that the opposite of being politically correct is being rude. If that is the choice, then I will choose to be PC. I do not see the need to purposely hurt people, or . . . → Read More: Random thoughts on the state of our country

It’s not over until it’s over

I am going through some rough times right now, and I ran across something President Barack Obama said in his last couple days as president: “…the only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world.” Wow – that really speaks to me right now. I think it is the . . . → Read More: It’s not over until it’s over