Since this is the last TGIM we will post this year, I feel like a little reflection is needed. This year I declared war on my fears. A little over two years ago, I had a little voice in my head (which became a big voice later) that said, "you're not where you should be." Have you ever had that? I … [Read more...] about TGIM: Hope not Fear
20 more days until Christmas! But who is counting? Ah yes, I am! There is something about the holidays that fills me with joy. When I think back on the holidays of my childhood I remember joy, and a bit of chaos. If we traveled to see family there generally was always some sort of travel debacle, … [Read more...] about TGIM: Just Breathe
What if gratitude wasn't about one day in the year? What if we didn't stop thinking about what we're grateful for after Thanksgiving? When you're having a rough time or you're stressed about what isn't going well or what didn't get done that should have, what if you started the day with the things … [Read more...] about TGIM: Gratitude Everyday
As I've mentioned a few times, I have a collection of quotes in a box on my desk, which I cycle through whenever the mood seems right. Over the last several weeks, I've been reading a quote by Thomas Edison, "When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't." When I initially … [Read more...] about TGIM: Remember This
I've had this Cat Stevens song stuck in my head many days recently thanks to a commercial. I am not even sure what brand the commercial is for, but the song stays in my head. The more I hear the song though, the more I like the message. "If you can find a new way, you can do it today." I just love … [Read more...] about TGIM: You can do it today.
I have a girlfriend going through a loss I cannot even imagine. There is no way to put myself in her shoes or comfort her with tales of success from my own experience. Going through this with her I've realized two things that I wanted to share with you, the first perhaps being the most … [Read more...] about TGIM: You Are Only As Strong As You Think You Are