• A Little Positive Reinforcement

    A recent bout with a sore throat found me needing some fresh cough drops.  Instead of the generic brand, I reached for a good, old standard “Halls”.  Much to my surprise, when I unwrapped the menthol goodness, I found a surprise. Part of the marketing tactic is to include some positive sayings on the wrapper.  Consider that most people, when taking a cough drop, is taking that drop due to a sickness. I thought this was a very nice thing for Halls to do.  We all need a little more positive reinforcement especially when going through a tough time! I actually took my wrapper and folded it in half to…

  • To Thine Own Self Be True

    Image via Wikipedia Some of you may have cringed when reading the title.  It may have brought back memories of High School English class when having to read and learn about Shakespeare.  I think some folks thought of that class as “nap time” because the language can be so difficult to understand. (I’ll give you a little lesson about this line tomorrow!) While that Shakespearean class may have been hard to understand, Life can also be hard to understand as well.  Sometimes, we just don’t get it. Or we thought we got it, but IT changed. Or IT isn’t working out the way we planned IT would. The good thing…

  • Ready to Evolve in 2010

    I was reading through old blog posts and found this one about New Year Resolutions.  Frankly, it’s sort of fulfilling to read a “resolution” and be able to say to yourself – I DID IT! And the good thing is, there is still time in the year to “evolve” more! Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~ I read an email today about “resolutions”. It pretty much mirrored my own belief now that resolutions just don’t produce results. They are so mechanical. A list. At one point earlier in the month I even decided to not make “resolutions” but to call them “promises” to myself. However, that was before I read a short email about…

  • Your Theme for 2010

    Image via Wikipedia Ok, I’ll confess. I like themes. I like theme songs. I liked theme birthday parties when I was a kid. I liked planning theme parties for my son. I like theme “rooms” in my house. Themes are FUN. Now, with that little tidbit aside, I think I would like to give my Year of 2010 a theme. Remember, a good story has a theme from which the story is built and the message is delivered. The questions are answered. A book with a successful theme “connects” and all the aspects of the book make sense. So, I am thinking that giving myself an annual theme it will…