Personality Differences Are A Blessing

Have you ever made a decision you didn’t even think twice about and to your surprise that decision set someone else’s nerves on fire?  I have experienced this unpleasant situation in both my personal and professional lives, and while I might not have handled it as well as I could have in the moment –  I did learn some powerful life lessons from those experiences.

Quite a few years back, I accepted one of my first big promotions (more…)

Everything Happens for a Reason

My husband rolls his eyes every time I say “It is what it is”, and he consistently replies with “of course it is”.  It has become a little inside joke between the two of us, I say it quite often and he rolls his eyes equally as often. We get a good laugh every time.  I can see his point – because if you are just looking at the surface of that statement – he is right.  But if, like me, you dig deeper than needed into every word, phrase, and tonality of a situation, you know that I mean; “It is what it is” has a much deeper meaning.  What the phrase means to me is… I was in the right place at the right time to hear or see whatever caused me to use the phrase in the first place… and because of that divine timing – I am always looking for the life lesson in almost every situation I experience.


“There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.”
– Angel Flonis Harefa


My husband reacts (more…)

Life, Lessons & the Pursuit of Happiness

My Baby Turns 21

I simply cannot believe it!  My baby – my child – turns 21 today.  Somebody please tell me where that time went?  Honestly, it feels like just yesterday I was watching her take her first steps, watching her learn to swim, dropping her off to pre-school and sending her to high school.  I blinked…just for a moment….and she’s turning 21.  As important as her right of passage into adulthood is – and it’s huge –  what I can’t stop thinking about is that despite all the mistakes her dad and I made as we were raising her, she turned out better than okay.  Why?  How did that happen?

It’s simple really.  (more…)