It can be difficult not to pay attention to all the bad going on in the world. But if you only focus on the negative, you might also find yourself battling the emotions of fear and anxiety all day long. Despite the negative stories bombarding us... (Read More)
How does it feel when you open the mailbox and there is something inside just for you?
Susan Lendroth said, “To write is human, to receive a letter: [Divine]!”
It's true. There is just a special feeling when you open the mailbox and find a... (Read More)
Have you noticed that in the latter part of the year, more and more stories about giving begin to surface in the news. Food pantries and shelters are collecting food so that families in need can enjoy holiday dinners, and numerous charities begin to... (Read More)
Personal documents like letters and journals have long been valued for the insights they provide. Personal letters include valuable information that might not be found in offical historical documents. For instance, they can do a better job of... (Read More)
Is your dream of how you'd like your days to start (calm, perhaps with a cup of coffee while you enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet) different from your reality (a teenage daughter who's having the worst hair day ever or an hour-long commute... (Read More)
How many times have you heard the old cliché “nice guys finish last.” Some people use the saying as an excuse for looking out for themselves, but they might want to rethink that mindset. While nice people might not finish first, research shows... (Read More)
You're like peas and carrots. Peanut butter and jelly. Buzz and Woody. Bert and Ernie. No matter what happens, through the good and bad, happy and sad, you've never left each other's side.
How do you describe a friendship like that? Here are... (Read More)
New moms get lots of attention when the baby arrives, but then that attention tapers off - or shifts to the new baby. A gift for baby is great, but letting a new mom know you are there for her after the initial excitement has diminished can be just... (Read More)
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." --Confucius
Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up in the morning -- a weekday morning, not even a weekend -- and be excited about the day ahead of you? For most of us... (Read More)
Rush, rush, rush is one certainty in our busy world. Another certainty seems to be stress, stress, stress. And the very rush that drives so many people's days is the same thing that causes the stress. That stress, in turn, can have some pretty... (Read More)