Thought Tuesday

I Need to be Nice for Me

I am discovering more and more throughout life that God does not NEED me to be nice.  I NEED me to be nice. Helping other and being kind to everyone you encounter warms your own heart.  Helping others gives you a fresh perspective and keeps you from focusing on your own problems.  Drawing the focus… Continue reading I Need to be Nice for Me

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I Will Not Forget

September 11, 2001 was a very bad day.  So many lives lost.  Civilian and heroes. September 11, 2001 is a day I also remember as a day of unparalleled courage and love.  Hero first responders courageously went up the stairs to help others flee from danger while thousands fled for their lives.  These heroes knew… Continue reading I Will Not Forget

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Designing Lighting for Savannah Sipping Society

I had the opportunity to design lighting for Savannah Sipping Society, which was a part of the 2018 season at Pentacle Theatre.  My friends, Jeff Witt and Dani Potter directed this delightful comedy with more sass than a glass of fine French wine (or so I'm told since I don't drink).  When I read the… Continue reading Designing Lighting for Savannah Sipping Society

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Starting the School Year: Attitude Is the Difference

Tomorrow students head back to the classroom in my town.  This little saying popped into my head as i thought about how to help my own student create a successful year for herself. Why not make school your next great adventure? Maybe you have heard this saying before: Your attitude determines your altitude. Your attitude… Continue reading Starting the School Year: Attitude Is the Difference

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A Few Simple Ways Parent Involvement Can Help Increase Student Attendance at School

Over the past couple of days I have learned some shocking news about the success of students in public education. Let's just say, attendance is a major issue. News flash: teachers can't help kids learn if kids are not in class. I know there are all kinds of reasons for why kids aren't getting to… Continue reading A Few Simple Ways Parent Involvement Can Help Increase Student Attendance at School

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Setting up Your Teen for High School Success in 8 Simple Ways

Summer is coming to an end.  The school year is just around the corner.  My thoughts are turning to making my daughter's sophomore year a successful year. Parents play a vital role in the success of their teen students.  By keeping informed, getting involved, and following a few simple helpful suggestions, parents become an important… Continue reading Setting up Your Teen for High School Success in 8 Simple Ways

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Lifting the Poor Wayfaring Men of Grief

As we were leaving a Walmart parking lot yesterday, I rolled down my car window and gave a dollar to a homeless man on the corner. He grabbed my hand and genuinely thanked me for the dollar, but asked if I had anything for a headache. It was so hot outside. No wonder he had… Continue reading Lifting the Poor Wayfaring Men of Grief

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How do you measure Happiness?

Happiness is a choice.  Feeling successful is a choice.  Happiness and success do not come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions.  Happiness is an inside job. A successful and happy person doesn't hold grudges.  A happy successful person believes it is better to forgive and move one then to let negative feelings crowd… Continue reading How do you measure Happiness?

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Learning My R’s

The little town of Salem is beginning to have some big city problems.  Trash.  Everywhere.  When we go to the Oregon beaches, we see trash.  As you drive down the street you see trash.  Trash is becoming a real issue. I read that on average, Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic waste each… Continue reading Learning My R’s