WHY YOU WANT TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS

In this over 50 stage of life, I haven’t given much thought as to why you want to avoid distractions. This weekend gave me an opportunity to do just that. A near run in with a dangerous distraction was the wake up call I needed! How It All Happened My husband (Robby) and I spentContinue reading “WHY YOU WANT TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS”

LIVING WITH EXCELLENCE

I recently found myself considering what living with excellence really means. One definition says that excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good, greatness or the very best. It is a good question to ask oneself if you are being your very best self. Ponderings On my recent vacation to Hilton Head, SC,Continue reading “LIVING WITH EXCELLENCE”

FAMILY BEACH VACATION IN HILTON HEAD 2021

Our second annual family beach vacation has come to an end but the memories linger. Having our whole family, daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren all in one place was a success and a delight. We spent our vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Atlantic beach is lovely and the city is both beautiful and veryContinue reading “FAMILY BEACH VACATION IN HILTON HEAD 2021”

SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES

I recently had an interaction with a waitress named Stephanie. Thoughts of how hard she worked for her customers stuck in my mind. Her work standard was excellence. Although the restaurant was short staffed, Stephanie was seizing opportunities to shine for her customers rather than complain about the circumstance. Her hard work paid off withContinue reading “SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES”

LESSONS FROM MY 21-DAY CHOCOLATE FAST

Three weeks ago I began a 21-day chocolate fast. I began this fast as a means to participate with my church community in fasting and praying for marriages during this time. Here is what I learned and experienced along the way. What Is Fasting Fasting is a practice dating back centuries in many cultures andContinue reading “LESSONS FROM MY 21-DAY CHOCOLATE FAST”

FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR WOMEN OVER 50

I recently read an article that surprised me. In 2021, girls still do not receive the same exposure to financial literacy that boys do. In fact, financial literacy in women over 50 is still an issue. Many women would rather talk about anything other than finances. This reflects a lack of foundational understanding about moneyContinue reading “FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR WOMEN OVER 50”

THE EMPTY NEST AND CELEBRATIONS

There is one thing no one tells you about the empty nest season. No one tells you how much more complicated it is to get everyone together for celebrations. May is a busy month for our family. With two birthdays, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day on the calendar, it can be quite the juggling actContinue reading “THE EMPTY NEST AND CELEBRATIONS”

STROLLING, SHOPPING, WINE BAR AND A BREWERY

What could strolling, shopping, a wine bar and a brewery have in common? The answer is a visit to a lovely little town called Sylva, North Carolina. On our most recent visit to our cabin in Maggie Valley, we ventured out to the Town of Sylva. We were pleasantly surprised by all that this townContinue reading “STROLLING, SHOPPING, WINE BAR AND A BREWERY”

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH DRINKING COFFEE

Coffee has been a staple in my morning routine since the age of 3! Yes, it’s true. I have been drinking coffee with sugar and creamer since I was a toddler and my love affair has continued for 50 years now. The smell of fresh brewed coffee warms my soul every morning. Each sip bringsContinue reading “MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH DRINKING COFFEE”