A Blessing For The New Year

The Irish have a way with words and many of those words are tv appropriate as we greet the new year. This one is perhaps my favorite.

“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”

This is my wish for you and yours. But here’s another wish. “May you get all your wishes but one so that you always have something to strive for.”

This is another key to happiness- to always have something to improve and work toward. It’s important and healthy to have room for improvement. Maybe that’s why we embrace resolutions – by striving to improve, we are striving toward happiness.

Happy New Year, my friends! Let’s show ‘em what we’re made of in 2023!


Turn off the news. Put down your work. Step away from all the worry.

Go outside. Breathe fresh air. Walk through the woods. Feel dirt beneath your feet. Find something beautiful to enjoy.

Relax. The burdens of the world are not yours to carry. It’s Saturday. Give yourself a break and try to be happy.

Repeat As Needed

As we look toward the transition from winter into spring, it seems an appropriate time to stop and reassess our own circumstances, lifestyle and choices. The hint of seasonal change always makes me more philosophical.

No matter your place in life, it’s important to pause occasionally to make sure you’re on the right path and to change course if needed.

Where is the path taking you? Are you facing mountains that need climbing? Have you wandered off in the weeds? Maybe you’re lost but maybe you’re exactly where you need to be – even if it feels like you can’t see the forest for the trees.

Ask the tough questions and take action when needed.

Reset. Readjust. Restart. Refocus.

Repeat as needed.

It’s Never Too Late

Van Gogh only painted for the last ten years is his life. He started at the age of 27 and painted over 2,000 pieces including some of the world’s great masterpieces

You know what that means?

It’s never too late to embrace your passion. We clearly can’t all be Van Gogh but we can start a new hobby, peruse a better career and get to work on what matters.

If not today, then when?

One Way

There’s just one way to get through this week. Let’s keep moving forward, shall we?

Remember, we either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The two take the same amount of work so let’s be sure to focus our energy on being happy and better as we move forward.

Have a great Wednesday!

What We Learn From Crocus

The crocus are blooming in earnest. It never ceases to amaze me when this happens after a harsh Ohio winter.

It’s surprising that something so small and delicate could do this – to be so brave and strong they push their way through the cold earth and into the weak light of day before almost anything else.

The crocus appears before the graceful iris, before the cheerful forsythia and even before the first buds on the mighty oak.

The crocus gives us hope and proof that anything is possible during this season of renewal. If the tiny crocus can come back after a harsh season, so can we.