Why Good Manners Matter

I’m in the process of helping my kids write thank you cards to the family members that gave them presents for Christmas. Sometimes I’m not great about doing this. Life gets in a hurry and I forget, then it gets so late that I’m embarrassed to send a note. But I’m determined that this is…

Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions

2016 has come and gone. According to some, it did more damage than other years, but for the sake of objectiveness, we’ll leave that to the history books. The New Year always feels to me like taking a deep breath. It’s good to exhale that musty carbon dioxide and inhale fresh air. There’s an energy…

Lessons from 2016

2016 marked the year of realizing things (really, that’s what Kylie Jenner said). I can’t attest for what Kylie “realized” this year, but I did learn a few things during the past twelve months. Since the end of the year is typically a time of self-reflection for many folks, I figured this would be a…