13 WAYS TO BE HAPPY(ER)

There was a poster in my daughter’s high school English class that said, “We do what we do because of what we value most at the time”.  Sometimes we value ease at the expense of true happiness. Many of our choices make us feel good in the short term but actually damage our happiness in […]

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Are You Busy?

“I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHETHER ALL THIS HISTRIONIC EXHAUSTION ISN’T A WAY OF COVERING UP THE FACT THAT MOST OF WHAT WE DO DOESN’T MATTER.” –TIM KREIDER When I was in the midst of raising teenagers I noticed how often mothers would talk about how busy they were as if it was a a […]

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Check Your Phone!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller My son-in-law, Shelby Rayl, manages our other business Concrete Construction Supply. Once he was interviewing someone for a job and the potential employee checked their cell phone during the interview. Needless […]

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BECOMING: THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

“All of us are self-made, but only the successful are willing to admit it.”  – Earl Nightingale I am a disciplined person but it hasn’t always been that way.  As a teenager and young adult I was very undisciplined.  I’ll spare everyone the details, but trust me, disciplined would not have been the word to describe […]

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Contentment alone doesn’t cut it

When you hear the word affirmations what do you think about? Often I imagine someone standing in front of the mirror saying something like, “You are one awesome human being and, by darn it, people like you!” The problem with this approach to affirmations is that it is a short road to complacency and maybe […]

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