Living the Dream


When I was little, my career goal was to build houses.  My rationale was simple – I adored my fourth grade teacher, and her husband was a contractor.  It seems like I should’ve aspired to be a teacher, but for some reason I was intrigued by the stories Mrs. H shared about Mr. H.  Plus, as an upper elementary-aged girl, … Read More

The Emptiness Can Be a Blessing


Is the glass half empty or half full?  Traditionally, the cliché serves as a test of perspective with optimists focusing on what’s there and pessimists noticing what’s missing.  It wasn’t until recently, though, that I heard a third response.  Someone remarked that either way, the proverbial glass has room for more. This idea caught my attention because of the obvious … Read More