Pay it forward at all times of year

As we go through this holiday season I keep seeing people saying, “Pay it forward. Be a blessing to others.” I feel we should do this very thing. But, it makes me think, why are we just doing this during the holiday season? Why do you only hear about it during this time? Don’t get me wrong I am all …

Enjoy family, even if it costs some sleep

Why is it when you get older you don’t sleep in or it seems you require less sleep? I had family in over the Thanksgiving holiday and I didn’t seem very sleep much. I love getting up early and having coffee with my mom before everyone wakes up. We were busy throughout the whole time they were here. I was …

It costs nothing to be nice

As we start the holiday season things become stressful for most. The work schedule ramps up and we have to get a lot done so we can be off. Also, we try to figure out what will be happening for the holidays. Are we going somewhere or are people coming in? The house needs to be cleaned. Food needs to …

Life is tough, so let God help

Life can flash before your eyes in a moment. Have you ever had one of those experiences? I have had a couple in my lifetime. This week, I had one of those phone calls, where I was the person on the other end hearing the words, “I am OK, but…” I am so glad I am in tune with the …

Stress and relationships during the holidays

As we start the holiday season, it is crunch time for us. We are super busy at the paper, which is great for us. But, it is also a stressful time to make sure all goes off without a hitch and everyone stays on track and keeping all working together without getting upset or flying off the handle. Today, while …

Is it time to put Christmas out yet?

Is it time to put up the Christmas Tree yet? Well, as I was getting ready this morning it hit me, I have so much stuff and a new house that I need to get busy on getting things from our shed to our house. I mentioned this to my husband in passing, but no response yet. You see, I …

Let’s talk good politics vs. bad politics

Political season is here. I am a registered voter, and I believe we should all do our part and vote. I encourage you to try not to go into this election blind. Know who and what you are voting for. I have some issues with people that complain all the time and then when you ask them for whom they …

Outgoing introverts and their neighbors

Life seems to be so busy that we never have time for much anymore. When we do slow down, we love to just be home away from it all. I saw something the other day where someone was talking about being an “outgoing introvert.” I know it doesn’t make sense but this is so me. I am very outgoing person …