Happy people are not immune to hard days, heartbreak or feeling like a fool! The difference is they turn frustrations into fuel and rebuild from the pebbles they discovered after hitting rock bottom.
I always feel a bit unsettled during the week between Christmas and the New Year holidays. Sometimes that feeling is due to odd newspaper deadlines, work schedules being altered by the holidays and extra social events packed into nights and weekends surrounding both occasions.
Hello, friends! I hope the holidays have been magical and good to you and that an exciting new year awaits.
Wayne Sather of Albert Lea wrote, "I was thinking of buying a good pair of binoculars. Could you give me any advice about what to look for?"
Tree decorated – check. Cookies made? Groceries purchased, shopping finished, school programs scheduled, Santa visits done? Check, check and… check.
Each and every day the world opens up far beyond our local horizons. Usually for me it occurs when I’m on the computer, checking Facebook, emails and articles that come my way.
In a day when we like to be able to see another Starbucks from the Starbucks we're standing in, I love small-town cafes, places where the food is so good, it could all be cheese.
Christmas is nearly here. I'm still cleaning much neglected spaces, but doing some reorganizing too.
How, for example, did that thing you spent months searching for suddenly appear right in front of you, as if it were there all along? You quit hunting eons ago. You figured the darn thing was gone forever but no — there it was.
Some days I swear if I didn’t have bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.
When you were a kid, you were sure of it – and while it might not have been pirate booty, there were certainly other riches there. Fossils beneath the grass, remnants from long-ago warriors, glass bottles, even coins awaited discovery.