Life is a Gift – Not So Fast, Make it Last!

Photo: Kim Turner at Heart of American DanceSport 2017, receiving her Top Teacher Award

Life is a Gift

“Can I pick you up at four on Friday?” I text a caretaker friend. My cell phone beeps, she was hospitalized last night, blood clots in both lungs. She is only fifty. How can it be? Could that be me?

Cherish the moment, enjoy each day.
What a blessing it is to wake up and play.
Smile, be grateful, love and laugh.
Life is a gift. Not so fast. Make it last.

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Four Steps to Get Adult Children to Move Out!

All kinds of circumstances cause adult children to live under their parents roofs, but there comes a time to help them break out on their own.  Should you give them the boot?

According to a recent article at CBS MoneyWatch, young adults living with their parents is at a 75 year high!  Student loan debt and lack of employment are considered the primary reasons.  But, those factors are out of your control.  So, what can you do?

Should You Boot Your Adult Children Out the Door?

If you are still boarding your adult children, you have not yet completed one of your important tasks as a parent.  Maybe the steps below will work as well for you as they have for me. Continue reading “Four Steps to Get Adult Children to Move Out!”

How to Be Happy? Be a Rainbow!

Yesterday’s post focused on getting out of our own way and asking for help when we are in need.  Today, I want to talk about how you can be a help — a blessing, a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Growing up we were taught not to be selfish, to share and be generous — to help one another.  “Love your neighbor”.

Mother Teresa, just canonized as a saint by the Pope said:

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.

Now, we are learning with scientific research in neuroscience that helping others actually helps us — it makes us happy.

How to be Happy is About Helping Others

Judy is a 50 year old caretaker for my Down Syndrome son, Bob.  Judy is a Christian and she has a boatload of problems that would drown many people in despair.  Her faith helps to anchor her and give her life direction.  Continue reading “How to Be Happy? Be a Rainbow!”