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 Wednesday & “This is Water”

The other day I received this great little story in 5 am Joel’s daily email*: There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of…

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Parenting, Wisdom

Simple Man

Quick update: I accomplished all 3 of my Today’s 3 Things from yesterday. Score! I called to unlock our Edvest account that I couldn’t log into. I got Asher’s band lesson rescheduled for next week. And, I went to the gym- despite having an unexpected thing come up that caused me to bump it to a little later in the…

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Deep thoughts, Wisdom

What really matters in life?

I have been wanting to share this for a few days now. It’s something I got in an email last week and it really made an impact on me! It made me pause and think for a few minutes about what life is all about, and what the end goal really is. Apparently, this is referred to as the “Charles…

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