Category Archives: reflection

Sunrise Attitude – An explanation

Sunrise Attitude.  It is a way of life.  Sunrise Attitude

That person that looks grumpy.  You know the one I am talking about.  Suppose they had a really bad weekend.  Someone they love is lost.  Their child was all kinds of misbehaving.  Money issues… pick one.   For some reason they are having a bad day.  Everyday may start out that way.  Ours is not to understand why, unless they choose to involve us.

Maybe that person is you.  Are you a Grinch?

Greet that person warmly.  With a smile, a handshake.  Compliment them on their attire.  Did they get a haircut?

Doesn’t really matter, but if you see this person regularly, nearly everyday, did they get a hair cut?

Sometimes, all it takes to brighten the day of another is a simple compliment.  A kind word.

If this person works with you, compliment them on something that you saw them do.

If we show kindness to others, they will return that kindness.

If everyone does it, one day, there may be less hatred in our world.

If you mentally or audibly tell yourself that “Today is a GREAT day!!!”  Eventually, that will be automatic in your life.  Great things can happen if we improve our outlook.  If we improve the attitude that we show other people.

Today is a GREAT day!..  Make it so.

winner, winner chicken dinner

Today has been fabulous for our youngest. No behaviors this morning and now we are waiting at the doctor’s office and he is calmly sitting here waiting his turn. No fidget’s no running around, just watching other people interact with each other (which as I explain later can be kind of creepy). This rocks. Even… Continue Reading

thoughts, squares and ideas

So I spent Friday and Saturday attending the Partners in Policymaking sessions that are being offered in our states capital.  It was amazing.  We spent Friday afternoon developing vision plans for the next five years.  We did this with the help of a wonderful facilitator named Jenn.  Allin all, the whole class had a few… Continue Reading

>a reflection on the year

>a moment of reflection.Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my first heart event. I have had three this year. It is not an experience I recommend to anyone. I also had three mini-strokes a week after the Davidh blizzard. The year has been a series of ebbs and flows. I haven’t worked for a… Continue Reading