The Magic Bank Account

The following was reportedly found in the billfold of Alabama Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, after he died in 1982. The author is not known.Imagine that you had won the following PRIZE in a contest:  Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private...

The Optimist Creed for the New Normal

No matter what you intend for the rest of 2021, it’s smart to include a plan for keeping yourself happy. Sound silly? It’s not; it’s good mental hygiene that promotes health and is vital to creating success in any life arena. Perhaps that’s why my dad joined the...

Spring Forward

It’s wonderful to have options. It’s also confusing. As I ponder “What’s Next?” for me, I’m struck by the sheer volume of ideas I’ve considered. Traveling (e-biking, hiking, etc.), teaching Zumba, immersing myself in music through playing the organ and singing in...

Be Your Own Valentine

February is the month of love. That may seem like a pretty big leap after a year of epic challenges. Roses, chocolates, and Valentine’s Day cards. What?! You say you’re not feeling the love this year? You’re burned out and cynical about the whole love...

The Energy of Fun

When was the last time you had FUN? Not the pleasant experience of a great dinner or the alcohol-fueled banter of a social gathering. I’m talking about the spontaneous laughter that occurs with others when it’s fueled by imagination?! (Hint: As...