The Times, They Are a Changing

In its simplest terms, the word “change” means “to become different”. We can change or become different when it comes to a number of things in regards to ourselves and our lives. We can change where we live, what we do, what we eat, where we go, what we say, and how we approach things. We can experience…

Rain Is A Good Thing

Do you feel uneasy in some aspect of your life right now? If you do, that is a good thing. If you do not at the moment, do not fret. There will come a time in your life when you are in a difficult spot and you will have to work your way through some things. All…

Passions

A passion is many things. It is a form of affection, an overwhelming desire or feeling, and a sort of conviction. Passions evoke emotions and actions. If they are positive influences in our lives, they make us want to be better people and give us something to look forward to each and every day. If…

Chapter Goals

Our goals define how we live our lives. They give us direction and destinations. They give us an outline of how to get to where we want to go. They give us comfort and purpose as we figure out who we are. I have always been thinking about my future goals and what I want…

Love Where You’re At

As we enter into this new year, mixed emotions are felt all over. Some are happy to have a new beginning, a clean slate, and a new page to mark up how they like. They will work out more, stick to that tough diet, take more risks, find love, travel more, and do all those…

Choose Joy

With the holidays in full swing and Christmas being only days away, I thought it would be a good idea for everyone to be reminded that joy is not just a season. It is a way of life.  Although it is good to feel joyful during the holidays, experiencing joy year round is something we…

No Bounds

Relationships are things we develop the second we leave the womb. In our early lives, we form these special bonds with our parents, siblings, family members, and next door neighbor friends. We grow up, go to school, work jobs, start lives, and this pool of people continues to fill up. Eventually our circles get smaller…

Honor Your Choices

Do you ever come across quotes which shake you to your core? They may be in a book or magazine article you are reading, an online publication you frequent, your various social media pages, or on a billboard you pass all the time. These quotes are everywhere and it is almost as if these words,…

Venture Out

It is the day before Thanksgiving and as an outsider looking in, anyone would be able to take a look at my life and tell me how blessed I am. I am in a much different place than I was a year ago. I have solid relationships with my close friends and family. I am…

Blessed Over Stressed

Stress is a very common theme in our society today, although what we stress about varies. We stress about our jobs, whether it be about who we work with, liking or not liking what we are doing, having too many responsibilities to juggle, not making enough money or simply wanting to feel more satisfaction in…

Embrace Your Journey

Since taking a somewhat extended break from writing, I am with you today in a completely different place than I was in February. As a coach, I was part of a baseball team that took home a Regional title and a second place finish in the American Legion State Championship, a first in program history….

Patience

We live in a fast-paced society, one in which instant gratification is second nature. We want it and we want it now; what “it” is depends on the person. “It” can be a new house, a car, a vacation, a new job, a relationship, a fresh start, or an understanding/new found knowledge of something we…