This month I taught a two day professional development program for an organization in North Carolina. One of the assignments was for participants to share a story that would inspire someone to make a positive change in their life personally or professionally. John (name changed for the blog) took the front of the room, he
Yesterday, the Grimsley Whirlie women’s tennis team played a match against High Point Central. The team won all six single courts and what a thrill to watch my youngest daughter play as a sophomore on court three. One of the things I noticed about Emma Freda is that she smiles when she serves, misses a
How many of you posted pictures of your kids going back to school? I posted my favorite preschool picture in honor of back to school and was SUPER excited about the big day. Why in the world would I be excited about my kids going back to school? That means summer is over, the nights
What would you do if you had unlimited courage? The definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens one. It is strength in the face of pain or grief.” Meet my friend Erin Harris, she has been the pool manager and head swim coach for more than 25 years at Friendly Park
In the mid 80’s I discovered this poem in my father’s office one day while organizing his many stacks of papers. Deep down this probably drove him crazy. He never complained about it over the several years I worked as his dental assistant, receptionist and office manager. I asked him where he got this poem
Over the New Year's holiday I visited my cousin Mary Beth Mangus and her husband Ed in Sarasota, Florida. I love when we get together, because it’s a blend of fun and work. Mary Beth is a leader in Young Living and a chiropractor, she has an amazing outlook on life and her spirituality is
Yes, it’s that time of year again when people enjoy the Christmas Celebrations, Bowl Games, New Year’s Eve and many will contemplate resolutions for 2018. Have you ever set a resolution and then by the third week in January you are ready to burn the paper just before melting the marshmallow for that yummy s’more?
Have you ever wanted to give your younger self advice? Brad Paisley, one of my favorite country music singers from West Virginia wrote a song, “Letter to Me” Some of the lyrics: “Pain is fast and real…you’ve got so much goin’ for you, goin’ right but I know at 17 it’s hard to see past
10-10-10. Do you have dates that are etched in your mind forever? October 10th, 2010 was the day of my first mini-triathlon. Originally, I registered with two of my best friends from middle school – we all were cheerleaders together and soccer players on a high school and travel team. Thirty days prior to the
My neighbor gave me some sunflower seedlings several weeks ago and offered to plant them for me. She must have known that I struggled in 1st grade with my potato that refused to sprout in the windowsill of Claxton Elementary. How beautiful they turned out and what a blessing she scattered friendship across the yard.