2019: A New Year, A New Resolution, A Longstanding Lesson From Gramps

It’s as if all those years ago he already knew the answer to the question that so many of us nowadays ask ourselves: What will make me happy? For my grandpa, it was as if without worrying about being happy, happiness ultimately found him.


My grandpa once told me I hadn’t really lived unless I earned one new scratch by the end of the day. He also used to do handstands off diving boards, swim across inland Michigan lakes and write letters to newspapers explaining why he thought the seatbelt law was ‘an unjust load of crap’. Needless to say, he lived his life a bit differently than most.
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10 Examples of People Being Pretty Awesome

I was going to an art museum one afternoon where parking usually runs about $15 an hour (in case you’ve never been to Seattle – parking prices are nuts). As I was looking for a parking spot I saw a man start walking toward my vehicle.

Have you ever had somebody do something kind for you that caught you completely by surprise? Something you weren’t expecting? A nice gesture, an unexpected gift, or perhaps a selfless act? Continue reading “10 Examples of People Being Pretty Awesome”

Just the Kick in the Ass I Needed

This kick in the ass that I’m referring to has happened to me more than once, and it’s always happened at weird times.

It’s come in different forms & always when I least expect it. But being that I’m closing in on 30 I’m beginning to see a bit of pattern. Its always come exactly when I needed it.

One of these “kick’s in the ass” happened tonight. And it came with a few scrapes & bruises this time as well. Oh, lucky me.

It’s funny how life has a way of kicking you in the ass right at the moment you need it most, isn’t it?
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