The Day that Javier Regretted Coming to Work aka The Day that Jenny Trout is the Best Worst Best Friend Ever

This is a brilliantly written hilarious true story by Bronwyn Green author extraordinaire. Read it and you’ll be happy you did. 🙂

Can You Vague That Up For Me?

Gather ’round children, for it is story time. (Yes. Again. Quit bitching.)

Once upon a time, I had a Toshiba laptop. And it was a good little computer, but after about two years, it grew tired of my constant abuse and overuse and tried diligently and repeatedly to commit suicide.

Jen said, “Dude, since you’re thinking about getting a Mac, you can use my MacBook Pro and see if you like it. Come over, and I’ll show you how to use it.”

Jen is aware of my deep and abiding fear of learning new technology. In fact, I’m pretty sure she gave herself a concussion when she slammed her head on her desk (literally – I watched her do it) upon learning I was still using Media Player to listen to music. (Quit judging me!)

But despite the fact that she knew she’d be fighting an uphill battle that would…

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Once again I find myself admitting to failing to do this blog daily.  I started off so good only to fall off the wagon over the holidays.  But the face plant off the wagon didn’t happen until January when the holidays were officially over.

I have no excuses.  I don’t promise to do better.  I will however say I hope you’ve been enjoying life as much if not more than I have. 🙂

Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!


Embracing Time With Loved Ones

Every minute you have with someone you love is precious. Don’t waste any time being impatient, grumpy, offended, or any other such negative emotion. Don’t rush off the phone or away from someone because that may be the last time you see them. Don’t act or say grumpy things because that may be the last time you talk to them. Embrace the time you have with loved ones. Always remember there is no guarantee how long you have with on this earth with anyone and be thankful for the time you have.

Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!



Lessons from Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson, the author of this article or post is very candid about her experience and her story and outlook is refreshing and educational.  This is well worth the read.
11 Things My Broken Back Taught Me

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Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!



Embrace Let It Go Philosophy


I love the message in this meme!


The message “what you put out in the universe you get back” is a constant in my life.  Usually I mean if you’re put out joy and positivity it’ll come back to you.  That is the message I want to convey and I live by.   The other side of that coin is, of course, if you put out negativity that’s what you’ll get back.

If someone has done you wrong best to let it go.

Holding onto grudges mean holding onto negativity.  Negativity is like a disease in your soul.  If you leave it there it will grow and affect other areas of your life.

Let go of grudges.  Don’t give someone power over you.  If you give someone the power to affect your emotions negatively then you’re giving someone who doesn’t deserve it, power over you.  You’re letting them control your happiness.  It’s is your happiness.  Take the power back, let go of that grudge.

Letting go of the grudge means forgiveness.  Forgiveness doesn’t mean you condone their actions.  It doesn’t even mean you have to let them back into your life.  It simply means you accept they are (insert your favorite name calling here) and that is their problem that they have to live with.

Which brings me to my own life and the philosophy I live: “I have to live with my own decisions.  Others have to live with theirs.”   I do what I do because I want to be the best me.  I have to lay down and be able to sleep with the choices I make.  What others do is their problem they have to deal with it the consequences, good or bad, just like I do.

That brings us back to the meme at the top of the page.  Eloquently put it sums it all up.

So let go of grudges, negativity, hurt feelings and…

Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!





No New Year Resolutions

Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson

I, personally, will not be making New Year’s Resolutions this year.

Not that I am against New Year’s Resolutions.   I get it.  Out with the old, in with the new.  We’re inspired by the idea of shedding the previous year and starting afresh.  What better time to start new changes, start a new life, find a new you, shed a few pounds, etc than the beginning of a year?  My answer is any time is that time.

We often start our changes at the beginning of something, be it a new year, the first of the month, the beginning of a week, after our birthdays.  This signals a new beginning and starting on a certain day appeals to our psyche.  However determination and focus is the reason we make those changes.  If you’re determined to make those changes then you can start at any time on any day.

If you have to schedule the day your start your change(s) then go ahead.  Do whatever it is that will help you succeed.  Ten years ago when I quit smoking I scheduled it.  I knew to stop smoking before a Halloween party would only be setting myself up for failure so I decided to quit the Monday after the party.   The schedule gave me permission to smoke during the stress of gearing up for the party, for while I was drinking and partying, and for the stress of clean up.  But Monday when that was over I would have no more excuses.  So I quit smoking and I did it on a schedule.

So if need to schedule your change around something then go right ahead.  Yet always remember a resolution or changes need determination, resolve, and focus.  You can make those changes anytime as long as you have that.

Unlike Calvin I do not believe I am perfect the way I am.  I am a work in progress.  I always will be.  If ever I believe I am perfect then I’ve regressed not progressed to be an enlightened, well rounded, and joyful person.

Admitting I am not perfect does not mean I do not like who I am.  I do.  Admitting you have flaws and always working on them isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of wisdom and growth.  To grow as a person we have to constantly work on ourselves.

I am and always will be working on improving myself.  I’m already on a path of self-discovery, changes, and making a better me.  I will do this through education and compassion.  This blog is a catalyst for many of my changes.  It is the format for which I am holding myself accountable.  Hopefully it will continue to be so.

This meme says exactly how I feel about not being perfect.  I will continue to try to improve but I am proud of who I am.  I hope to only become more so as I grow.

This meme says exactly how I feel about not being perfect. I will continue to try to improve but I am proud of who I am. I hope to only become more so as I grow.

Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!