Jump if you have the chance (Q33)

There are times when you doubt your ability to succeed. The odds are not in your favor, and you fear you will let others down and let yourself down. Sometimes that doubt holds you back from making a run at something great. There are many people who face this same decision, some making that decision…

Letter to my Son (Q32)

There was a time in my life when I thought to myself, “I am not scared of Death… I am scared of living long enough to lose everyone around me”. After having kids your perspective on life changes… a lot. Now I am scared of missing out on the opportunity to see the milestones of…

Hold on to moments of familiarity (Q30)

I often find myself overcome with an unshakable feeling of familiarity. It happens to lots of people, but I usually become fixated on finding an explanation. A place I have never been before, a conversation about a topic that I have never discussed, the aroma of a flower that I have never seen, a building that…

Remember how they lived (Q25)

It is hard to deal with the loss of any loved one no matter the circumstance. To see someone deteriorate and slip away at the hands of an illness is difficult to shake from your memory. As hard as it is to think past those last images it is important to remember how that person…

Understand the road we travel (Q23)

 “Always look before you drive through the intersection…even if it’s your light.” “You never know if someone will not stop” About three years ago, when my lease had run out on my car it was time to go shopping. I settled on a new vehicle and was quick to drive it from the dealer to…

We all need something to believe in (Q20)

T’was the night before Christmas, and I lay awake Unable to sleep as I watched the cookies we had baked. I wanted to catch Santa as he arrived by surprise, But I’d drift off the dream land when I closed my eyes. I would awake from a rustle or the clink of a mug, Cookies…

We all grow old (Q18)

“I saw an old man sitting in his car in his driveway with his window rolled down. He didn’t look like he was heading anywhere. His eyes looked as if they were playing back memories long gone. I saw myself…” It was Sunday and we were all over by my grandparents’ house for dinner. That meant there…

Stop looking down (Q17)

I look down as I step foot back into the “concrete jungle”. The ground is littered with forgotten dreams, lost hope, broken spirits, blood, sweat and tears. Of course I can’t see any of it, but I can certainly feel the crunch underfoot as I take each step. “Look up,” is the phrase that plays…

Treat everyone like family (Q16)

My uncle was a laid back happy-go-lucky guy. Nothing ever looked like it bothered him with a smile on his face all the time… even when he was sick. It is true that I did not know him as well as I could have, but I did know him well enough. Well enough to know…