Who Just Saw That?

Jan 17, 2013 by

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Learn to laugh at yourself. Have you ever tripped and then wondered who was watching and what they might think? I remember for years, if I would stumble or trip I would immediately try to gain my composure and then check to see if anyone was looking. Like I could do anything about it anyway. Besides, we all stumble, and if we think that is what determines what people think of us or we allow it to matter, we only heighten our own insecurity.

Have you seen others do this? I have observed many people of different ages stumble or trip and then try to act like nothing happened or they are too sophisticated to acknowledge it. They will often try to blame someone or something else as long as they portray themselves as the victim, or as an “I’ve got it together and that really didn’t just happen” person.

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One of the Greatest Gifts We Can Give Our Children

Oct 23, 2012 by

Gabby, our youngest, used to be notorious for squeezing in between Jerolyn, my wife, and me, whenever we would show any affection around the house. She would then progress to “That is gross!” or “Get a room.” if we simply hugged or slow danced for 30 seconds in the kitchen. When she was older, I finally started responding, “Hey, we have a whole house. You can go hang out with your friends.” She would still squeeze in between us and make it into what so many of us call an Oreo cookie hug. We loved it and laughed together.

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Laugh It Up

Oct 16, 2012 by

 

Yesterday was the anniversary of Jerolyn and my first date. Twenty-nine years and counting since that first date. (BTW, we have been married 27 years, in case you were wondering). I am so glad I got up the nerve to ask, but more than that, I am thrilled that she actually said YES!!!

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