Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving is a unique holiday in the United States.  We cherish the day; and it’s been a national holiday since Abraham Lincoln was president.   It was Franklin Roosevelt who signed a joint resolution of congress establishing Thanksgiving officially on … Continue reading

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Holidays…

  They’re here! It’s time to rev up for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years…they’re all right around the corner. It’s a busy time! The days seem to fly by without enough hours to accomplish everything on our lists. Every … Continue reading

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Choices

Choices… Choices can be difficult. Like which health care plan will work best for you and your family? Choices can be fun. Which flavor ice cream do you want to have for a treat? Choices can be exciting! Where should … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween!  Always have.  Growing up on a farm in a sparsely settled corner of north Oakland County, I remember it as a truly fun part of childhood.  Costumes were created, not purchased.  And it could take days of … Continue reading

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Sadness…

It’s said that the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.  And bad things do happen.  But how we respond to them defines the quality of our life. 2017 has had its share of … Continue reading

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Moments to remember …

An old song I often think of is “Moments to Remember.”  It was popular when I was in Elementary school.  The memories listed in the song included tearing down the goal post on New Years Day, the quiet walks, the noisy … Continue reading

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Happiness…

Do you remember the song “Happiness” from the movie “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown?”  It’s simple lyric and lilting tune were destined to bring a smile to anyone who listened.  The words are personalized to the characters, and they … Continue reading

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True Grit…

Grit is a willingness to commit to long-term goals and to persist in the face of a difficulty.  (Harvard Business Review) One thing about having a lot of birthdays is this…you have a lot of opportunity to learn lessons about … Continue reading

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We have a situation…

I smile every time I happen to see the television commercial that shows a small boy standing in the bathroom frantically struggling to unfasten his belt. He’s dancing around, pulling on the end of the belt in hope of getting … Continue reading

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Optimism…

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”      Lucille Ball Maybe you are unemployed and have … Continue reading

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