Living a Mindful Life

Diesel and I were secured in the dog park when I heard a little voice squeal with delight, "Look mom, a jumbo puppy!" He did not see a chunky wrinkle-faced bulldog, he saw a jumbo puppy! The tiny boy clung to the chain link fence with intent, with nothing short of delight in his eyes. … Continue reading Living a Mindful Life


How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

I like the sound of best day ever. I believe we all do. What about the best Christmas ever? That is exactly what I experienced, the best Christmas ever. After the celebration passed, I contemplated life in general, asking myself how I could mirror the beautiful days that flowed from Christmas 2014. I formed a … Continue reading How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

The Choice – Splendor

We are stranded, as we have been so many times before. Depressed describes my initial state of mind. Why again? Why can they not fix this truck once and for all? Such a lack of progress! Within an hour I have every notebook and device that I carry with me balanced across the dash, the … Continue reading The Choice – Splendor

A Change of Mindset – Part of His Plan

It began as an internal dry pit. Soon, the waters of doubt, dismay, and frustration rained from me, creating muddy water as the chasm filled. The surface disappeared from my sight. I was headlong into an overflow created from my own negative thoughts. As the sun began to spill light into darkness that morning, I … Continue reading A Change of Mindset – Part of His Plan

Trucking Life – A Week of Delays

As truck driving goes, without a speck of a doubt I will be saying these words again, this was a week filled with delays. We sat in a truck repair yard from morning until sundown in Baltimore.  Later, we sat for twenty-four hours while waiting for a load in Georgia. The large paper mill kept experiencing … Continue reading Trucking Life – A Week of Delays

Thank You For This Day

As I sip my morning cup of joy, as if it were a cup of ritual - smooth and calm, I am reflective of the many blessings in life that are a part of who I am. I treasure the ability to sit up in bed, step across the room, and go to work. Work, … Continue reading Thank You For This Day

Defined by Choice

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” - Wayne W. Dyer Today I woke with a gift. The gift to be who I am. The gift to start my day as I choose. The gift to figure out what my real job is today, beyond the penned list on paper. … Continue reading Defined by Choice

Crossing Over The Hills – Be The Better For It

Quoted words from a friend, Lamont:  "I thought about the hills in our life that seem like mountains at the time but when we get to the top we see it was for our good that we had to climb them. I'm climbing some hills right now in my life but I know in the … Continue reading Crossing Over The Hills – Be The Better For It

Strength Like A Rock

She was tired, weary beyond words. Finding hope seemed to be nothing but a repetitive game. Along the path came a breath of fresh air. A coolness to the day that wasn’t typical when mother nature turned the heat up. A sparkle in the dirt near her sandaled foot caught her eye. It was a … Continue reading Strength Like A Rock

Allowing The Past To Mar The Present

Life changes constantly.  It is fact, not fiction, the best laid out plans fall through all of the time. We can feel disappointed, sad, angry, and frustrated.  After all, we are just human.  Why not deliberately choose to allow those feelings to wash over us and then purposely let the muck run off? When we … Continue reading Allowing The Past To Mar The Present