Wisdom

Live like you were dying

I heard this song the other day on the radio in the car, for the first time in AGES and I cranked it up and shrieked to Asher, my passenger, “Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE this song!!! I haven’t heard this in forever!! Listen to the lyrics.” I bet many/(most?) people have heard this song before, but just in case…

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Books, Wisdom

The ONE thing & an unexpected treat

Tuesdays continue to be our busy night of the week, and honestly probably my least favorite night. Cross country practice is now out of the mix, but that means Asher’s piano lesson has moved back to Tuesdays. Last night an extra wrench was thrown in there, too, because Asher had a quarterly group piano class instead of his normal lesson.…

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Misc., Wisdom

“The Three R’s” lesson + misc. life

My Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff desk calendar taught a good lesson this week, spread out over the last few days. Thought I’d share it here for your benefit, too. 🙂 It said (in summary): To become a less reactive, happier person, remember the three R’s: 1- Responsive Act appropriately to the actual issue at hand, NOT driven by habitual,…

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Life, Wisdom

The Parable of the Diesel Fuel

Once upon a time, there was a man. The man had a much younger brother, who would sometimes travel from a far away land to visit him. The younger brother was grateful to the older brother for inviting him into his home. To extend his gratitude, the younger man would offer to help the older brother, who worked long days,…

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Wisdom

Soar like the eagle you are :)

In honor of the Olympics kicking off today (Opening Ceremony is on live right now!!) AND Asher kicking off Day 1 of the Wisconsin 12&Under Long Course State Swimming Championship meet this afternoon, here’s a little inspirational story I saved the other day. (I have heard other, simpler versions of this story, but I like this one the best.) “A…

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