Tag Archives: relationships

Kindness Matters

The importance of kindness has been a common theme lately, probably since Covid. While kindness has always been important, I think it has become more so recently. There are signs of the focus on kindness everywhere. Examples are signs on … Continue reading

Posted in gratitude, Relationships, service | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What To Do When Disappointment Sets In

Sometimes life gives us more disappointment than we are almost able to bear. Of course, there is plenty of joy also, and I do not ever forget that. That fact does not help, however, when I am having a pity … Continue reading

Posted in conflict, family, life, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stay In Your Own Lane

Given the stressors many people are experiencing these days, the potential for conflict between people is ever-present. Even with good intentions, it is easy to get into conflict with others. We need to be careful to not involve ourselves in … Continue reading

Posted in change, conflict, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Leaders of A Pack

“You do a lot more good as the leader of a pack than you do as a lone wolf.” These words were spoken by Dr. Jason Bull on one of the last shows of this series, Bull. I have been … Continue reading

Posted in conflict, gratitude, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Southern Hospitality

Nothing represents southern hospitality more than food and fellowship. I have had a lot of both lately. As I thought about this week’s blog, it occurred to me that we all may need a reminder of the importance of reaching … Continue reading

Posted in family, gratitude, service | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

All and Nothing

I spent three days in Atlanta at the Gift Market this week, sourcing items for my antiques and gifts business which is located in Southport, NC. This is a very part-time business, although I have had it for more than … Continue reading

Posted in conflict, gratitude | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Remembering Uncle Barry

This has been a sad week for me. Sunday was Father’s Day, which is always a difficult day for me. Neither my legal father nor my biological father was very fatherly. Since they are both deceased, there is no possibility … Continue reading

Posted in family, life, love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Years Pass So Quickly

Like all of you, I am heartbroken over the senseless death of innocent children and adults in Uvalde, Texas.  Words are inadequate. Prayers for all of those touched directly by this tragedy. But prayers are not enough. Our country needs … Continue reading

Posted in family, Relationships, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Relationship Management

Relationships are tough. This is not new knowledge, but it seems that staying out of trouble with others is even harder now than it used to be. I have some opinions about why I think this is, but I believe … Continue reading

Posted in change, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Mother’s Day

In this post I am doing something I have never done before; I am reposting an earlier post. I have been blogging (mostly) weekly since January 2015, and I have never repeated a post. I knew I wanted this week’s … Continue reading

Posted in family, gratitude, love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment