Endure less, enjoy more

Endure Less, Enjoy More

On a recent car ride, our family noticed a big shaggy dog hanging halfway out the window of the car driving next to us. Everything about this dog represented complete and utter enjoyment. With absolute abandon, our furry friend let his tongue hang out, his nose sniffed the air rushing past him, and his eyes…

What’s the Rush

What’s the Rush?

Recently, my mother-in-law needed help to decipher a phone number left on her answering machine. The message was from a representative at a landscape contractor scheduled to do some work outside her home. I sat with her and listened to the message at least ten times, trying to understand the phone number left by the…

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

There is nothing particularly profound or earth-shaking in this blog post, to be honest. Just a little reminder of something that we should all know, but which is easy to overlook. Recently, I ran across an article online called “Even the Smallest Acts of Generosity Make You Happier, New Study Reveals.” Its thesis is pretty…

smiling cheerful woman making heart sign with hands

Share Goodness

At a recent community meeting I attended, the leader encouraged us to turn to people near us and exchange pleasantries. I said hello to a gentleman I had never met before and asked him how he was doing. To my surprise, he replied with an extremely honest answer. He told me he was far from…