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Yes, I have a New Year’s Resolution!

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January 9, 2016

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln This year I decided to make a New Years resolution. What harm could it do? Well, my mind replied, “It could lead to injured pride.” I ignored the threat and moved on. So, what resolution? Lose weight,… Read More ›

Time Matters

File name: 10358539_m.jpg from 123RF.com “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘don’t want to.”  Lao Tzu “Time is a game played beautifully by children.”  Heraclitus “Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin Time matters more to me at seventy-three than it did at twenty-three. At twenty-three time seemed… Read More ›

You Need To Be Appreciated!

 Remember: people move toward pleasure; away from pain. Sometimes I go about my life and forget that I really need appreciation my wife. I need appreciation to keep her as a friend, partner, and lover. I need to remember and offer what she needs from me. By doing this, I can create good memories within her…. Read More ›

What Do You Appreciate?

Photo by: dreamstime_m_1975744 “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A… Read More ›

Forty-eight Years of Commitment – And Still Going

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth;… Read More ›

My Contribution to a Happy Home

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Mother Teresa I love to come home to the warmth and laughter there. I want to do what I need to do to maintain a happy, healthy, home. A garden needs water, fertilizer, and someone to remove the weeds. The atmosphere… Read More ›

Think About Coming Home

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Mother Teresa I will forever associate home with my wife’s parents and their spirit of hospitality, graciousness, and generosity. It was the epitome of a warm and loving home. Good company, good humor, and delectable food. It was a place where… Read More ›

I Haven’t Had Such A Good Laugh Since ______!

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle One of my brothers-in-law read my last post,”What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner,” and remarked that I hadn’t included humor in my list of desirable characteristics. That remark hit home. I use humor on a daily basis. So, of course, I included “Is… Read More ›

What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner

The unexamined life is not worth living.    Socrates Would you like a partner who demonstrates these attributes – Kindly tells the truth; isn’t deceitful even though it would be convenient. Doesn’t steal; respects what belongs to others. Courageously does what’s right even though it’s obviously hard. Quickly admits when he/she is wrong and makes… Read More ›

Hey, What’s Happened to You?!

Is your partner saying that it’s hard to talk to you because you – Turn into your mom or dad? Become a different person when you cross the bridge going to your parent’s home? Take on the tone of a “critical parent”? Go into attack mode when you feel threatened? Cower when you feel threatened?… Read More ›