Stereotypes are often exaggerated, misguided, and offensive. But there can be elements of truth that guide the caricature. Millennials seem to be the brunt of many jokes, particularly in the workplace. But are all millennials spoiled, privileged, lazy, or self-absorbed, narcissistic, participation-award-winners? Not all of us. Continue reading Is there Hope for Millennials?
I like to smile. My reasons? Too many to count. Ice cream, laughing babies, funny movies, coffee, weddings, time with friends. What makes you smile? Have you asked that of others around you? One lesson I’ve absorbed in my first 29 years is this: Be the reason someone smiles today. Continue reading Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today
I grew up in a musical family and have always loved music, singing, and playing instruments. But confession time: Until I graduated college, I had the worst fear of singing in public. Shocking, perhaps? Well, thankfully the fear has lessened over the years. I enjoy singing in pretty much any setting now. Not sure how I’d handle karaoke though. Haven’t attempted that yet. Continue reading Sing a Song
One life lesson imparted to me early on, but emphasized especially starting in junior high, was the importance and value of Scripture memory. The effort and time investment reap rewards far greater than any monetary returns. Continue reading Treasured in My Heart
It’s the stuff of nightmares. Falling from the sky and immediately waking up just before hitting the ground. Okay, that’s not real. But skydiving is. Why would anyone choose to jump out of a perfectly sound airplane? Umm…well…there was that one time I took the legendary leap of faith. Continue reading That One Time I Jumped Out of a Plane
I recently saw an ad in the Dallas airport that, instead of saying “wanderlust,” used a new (to me) adventurous word: Wanderlove. I like that. I’ve always had the travel bug. The thought of adventure, new experiences, and tasty cuisine excites me. The world might be small after all, but that should encourage brave and bold exploration. Continue reading Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost