Have a Not-So-Bad Day

Have a Not-So-Bad Day

What started out horribly only got worse. First, there was my time at the office, where it seemed like somebody must’ve packed as many negative experiences as possible into a single workday. There were personnel issues from beginning to end, plus problems to solve,...
Getting Through It

Getting Through It

If you’re a parent, is there anything sweeter than seeing your kids flourishing? It’s so great to watch them when they’re in their sweet spot—joyous and doing well. Is there much in life that’s better than that? I’m having a hard time coming up with many things that...
Give and Take

Give and Take

When I do unexpected or special things for my wife Jane, I often notice that in the back of my mind I’m thinking, “I sure hope she does something nice for me now.” If you find yourself judging me after reading that sentence, I have two things to say. First off, you’re...
Hanging on by a Thread

Hanging on by a Thread

Have you ever felt like you were hanging on by a thread? I bet you’ve heard that phrase before, and my guess is that you’ve experienced this feeling in some area in your life. Maybe you’ve had a moment when you felt like your marriage or career was hanging on by a...
Getting Readjusted

Getting Readjusted

Let me explain what I mean by the title here: Many of us have been through more of a transition in the past month than we might realize. Sure, it’s just a transition back to our regular schedule, but mid to late December (and probably the first week of January) has a...