Monthly Archives: August 2012


Okay, let’s just call it as it is – HOLIDAY WEEKENDS ARE THE BEST!!!  Seriously, it is amazing how having that one extra day on your weekend can make such a difference!   I have the perfect quote for everyone to consider this holiday weekend: LOVE IT!  And it is so true.  I honestly think we […]

Live Life With Perspective

Watching the path of destruction of hurricane Isaac certainly makes one stop and put their life into perspective.  It’s amazing how in an instant homes can be completely destroyed, a family’s belongings can be washed away, and people can experience the loss of literally all their material possessions.  Things that they may have worked years […]

The Kindness of Strangers

Today I was touched by the kindness of a stranger.  As many of you are aware I have a son who is serving a mission in Mississippi.  As part of that mission he is only allowed to write home once a week on Monday.  You can imagine how stressful it is for a mother to […]

The Bridge Builder

I heard a poem long ago that really resonated with me.  The poem is called The Bridge Builder and it is a story of an old man who has to cross over deep canyon with water running through it.  The man crosses the ravine himself and once he reaches the other side he stops to […]

The Impact We Have on Others

I think it’s important to stop every now and then and ask yourself if you are paying enough attention to the impact you have on others. Are your actions making other people’s lives better? Or are your actions making other people’s lives worse? The answer is either one or the other, so it’s critical that […]

Derby Party!!!

First off I want to point out that my cute Derby avatar is chewing on a piece of STRAW! Not violating company policy with anything else in my mouth :). HUGE NEWS! On Friday the 24rd of August any employee who is coming with us to the Derby will be allowed to leave the office […]

“GET LOOSE!” (a tweet from Ashley, da bosses daughter)

GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTT LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!! A simple phase. Two words. Yet, awesome! This is my new favorite phrase. It reminds me that when life gets tough, you just gotta have fun with it. Honestly, you can’t choose what happens to you. Life is thrown at you in ways unimaginable, but like they always say, “When life gives you […]


“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain What a fabulous quote by Mark Twain! And SO TRUE! Worrying is a crazy thing if you think about it. It has no redeeming value as the act of worrying does absolutely nothing to impact the outcomes. […]


There are many poems that I love and that inspire me in my life, but there is one poem that I think has been the most inspiring to me personally and I want to share it with all of you. Plus I can think of no better way to start a new week then with […]

We All Fall Down

Discouragement is a funny thing. Everyone has their battles with being discouraged and feeling like a failure or feeling inadequate. Years ago a story was shared with me that really helped me to change the way I viewed the hard struggles that came into my life. I want to share the story with all of […]

Hang In There

I received a letter from my son this week in which he shared he had an incredibly difficult week on his mission. It was just one of those really tough weeks when you find yourself discouraged and down and you need someone to reach out to you to help lift you up again and you […]