The Right Attitude Goes a Long Way

Sometimes I have to start my day by just asking God to help me have the right attitude. It does not always come easy for me and I don’t want to make any more enemies than I do have. I don’t want to lose friends but most importantly, I don’t want to let the God…… Continue reading The Right Attitude Goes a Long Way

What to do When the Rains Don’t Come

We are going through a drought period here in Minnesota this summer. The forecast for the next 10 days also tells us no rain. We have a well, but even wells are running dry so we are limiting our watering time for our yard and gardens, yet, I know I can’t neglect my tomatoes and…… Continue reading What to do When the Rains Don’t Come

What Good is a Tool ? They are only as good as the user.

There are so many tools we can use to help us with just about anything around the home or office. I found Sticky Notes on my computer! My husband always talked about sticky notes he used to use at work.He is a list maker, so go figure. Me, it is all in my head. It…… Continue reading What Good is a Tool ? They are only as good as the user.

When it Hurts to Say No

Maybe I am the problem.Maybe the thing that brings me here has more to do with what I am doing than what I expect.Am I an enabler? Am I really the weak one that seems to always give in when instead I should say “no”? Maybe this is more about me.Maybe the thing they do…… Continue reading When it Hurts to Say No

To the Graduate

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It’s a big day.New roads, new decisions to make, new friends to meet…You get to decide where you will go and who you will become…Your character will be built upon each promise you keep, every appointment you schedule, every word spoken to those who consider you for a position or opportunity. Will you take risks…… Continue reading To the Graduate

An Expected Do-Over

PROCESSING THE ORDER: I took the easy way.I took the shortcut.I was overconfident about the outcome.I have done this before so many times so doing it this way I can complete the job faster. I can deliver the goods to my customer sooner this way. DELIVERY DAY: Oh no, it didn’t fit. I was off…… Continue reading An Expected Do-Over

Does Customer Service Matter Anymore?

I sold something using one of the venues on the internet but didn’t get my payment. Bummer. I did everything (I thought) right and shipped on time, etc. It was not a big sale but that is not the point. I expected something to happen if I did something correctly and in a timely manner.…… Continue reading Does Customer Service Matter Anymore?

I Feel More Alive Under Pressure

With all the messages out there telling people how to relax and unwind, I have had enough of that lately. I work best and am happiest when I am handling a big project and have a deadline to meet that is fast approaching. I have been missing all the business of being busy. I like…… Continue reading I Feel More Alive Under Pressure

Some Good Things

Maybe There is Something Good About This Things seem dismal and grey, especially if you live in Minnesota, this time of year.The house seems a little chilly, but I could turn up the thermostat.Sometimes we can do something about our circumstances, but just choose not to.I brush my teeth without turning on the light….what’s the…… Continue reading Some Good Things