Savor the Small Moments of Beauty

Life is full of obstacles and hurdles to overcome but in the drudgery of the race are quiet moments of beauty to quiet the soul if you only stop to look.   It is these moments that bring us back to our core and remind us of what the big picture is.   We do not exist… Continue reading Savor the Small Moments of Beauty

Be a Smiler : )

I’m a smiler. I smile when I’m happy, awkward, or embarrassed. I am known to smile through my anger, boredom, and even sadness. I even smiled during my divorce proceedings, which later I learned was interpreted as a sign that I was happy when in truth I was devastated. Now, don’t get me wrong, I… Continue reading Be a Smiler : )

Money Matters Steal the Moment

We spend so much of our time planning that it is easy to forget to enjoy the now. To survive in today’s constantly moving society, one must look ahead to schedule in vacations, events, bills, and social gatherings. Our lives have become calendars full of “to do” lists; an exhausting and often stressful predicament. I… Continue reading Money Matters Steal the Moment

Four Hours to Live

We spend approximately 9 hours a day at our place of work. Add to that number the hour or so of preparation, as well as an hour of commuting, and one can easily project half a day spent for the involvement of labor. Now that we are up to approximately 11 – 12 hours dedicated… Continue reading Four Hours to Live

Lessons from the Past

My family and I recently made a trip to Washington D.C. where we saw the greatness of mankind and the evil of it too. Our second day in D.C. we stopped at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. We knew it would be emotional and thought provoking, yet we still found ourselves ill prepared for the hours… Continue reading Lessons from the Past

A Picture Says it All

Sometimes there are no words to describe an experience. I live in a small town, though by West Virginia standards it is a rather reasonable size.   Most only know of Princeton as a stop off  I-77; our place on the map noted by restaurants, hotels, and a Wal~Mart. However, at the start of each summer,… Continue reading A Picture Says it All