True Happiness

Good Funday Morning! I hope your holiday was full of family, friends, fellowship and food! After being thankful, how happy are you? Can you look around you and be content with what you have? There is a worldly drive to have bigger, better and more, but those who are truly happy are content with what…

Thanksgiving BREAK

Happy Funday! Many of you are taking some time off for the upcoming holiday and spending it with family and friends, and most importantly, with yourself! Yes, yourself. If any of the signs below resonate with you, I hope you will take time to rest your mind, body and soul. It’s not laziness, it’s recovery.…

Sowing vs Harvesting

Good Funday Morning! Today I want to talk a bit about perception. The meme below talks about judging the fruits of each day by seeds planted, not what was harvested. This is so true! Too often we decide our day was a failure because we didn’t get… But what if we looked back on what…

Be the One

Good Funday Morning!! One of my volunteer roles is as a Digital Outreach Volunteer for Focus on the Family. We respond to hurting people via online sites. I was recently viewing a thread that was for moms. It’s meant to be a safe place to vent, share, be encouraged. What I found was almost the…

Bright Ideas Conference

Good Funday Morning! Okay, I’m not usually one to toot my own horn, but I have to admit I am excited about this week’s upcoming Bright Ideas conference. There are so many wonderful speakers, Amy Baskin of Young Audiences, Kim Lewis from Goodwill, and Laura Miller of CASA are some, plus the keynote speaker Josh…

Self-doubt

Good Funday Morning Friends! Are you struggling to reach a goal? Perhaps take a moment to see if it’s self doubt that’s holding you back. Self doubt, the lack of faith in ourselves, can drive us forward or keep us from reaching our full potential. It can be overcome by weighing the pros and cons,…

Stress

Stress!! Can I get an AMEN?!?! It’s everywhere, everyday. I could really relate to this picture the first time I saw it. My first thought was “they didn’t do it hard enough, the page is not torn.” That’s because the first time I saw it, I was under so much stress I became physically ill.…

Compassion

Good Funday morning everyone! (see prior post if you missed the change from Monday to Funday). Today, we’re looking at Compassion – the sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. It’s the act of coming alongside someone in need to offer resources and support. Nonprofits are full of compassionate people…

Happy Funday!

So, how is your Monday going? Did you dread it on Sunday? Were you cranky this morning just because of what day it is? Why not try a change of attitude? Let’s start calling Monday Funday! Maybe pick up some donuts on the way to work for the office. Or set up a pot luck…

Grateful for what we have

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”-Theodore Roosevelt As a wife and parent for over 32 years, I’ve heard the phrase “what’s for dinner?” a lot. Followed shortly by my staring into the pantry or fridge, thinking “what IS for dinner?” And somehow, boiling this and broiling that, something edible comes…