Real People Listen – Listeners Attract Like Flowers

Have you ever noticed that people who listen attract all different people to themselves? I’ll offer three possible explanations for this phenomenon. Firstly, people who listen value the experience of listening. They understand that little concerning the human race can be accomplished without listening. Sooner or later, someone has to tune in to other people. […]

Real People Listen – Sick Dogs Get Lift

I meet wonderful people wherever I go. On this trip to Ontario, a woman pushing her 2 dogs in a bright pink stroller agreed to let me take their photograph. I listened as she described their many ailments requiring life threatening surgical procedures. Perhaps the kindest resolution was to push her mini companions from place […]

America The Beautiful

Where’d You Get Them Wheels? – Happy Canada Day

In the 1980s, Canada Day was moved to July 1. My children and I celebrated my granddaughter’s 1st Canada Day in a way that only an 8 month old baby can appreciate. We drove to parks, then strolled around, occasionally stopping to swing and slide at a playground, or look at ducks, geese, dogs, frogs, […]

Happy Independence Day 2014

What a beautiful 4th of July day in our nation’s Midwest region as we collectively celebrate freedom hard won. Public commemorations pay tribute to brave men and women who travelled far and wide to protect and defend against tyrany, or the common heroes Stateside, doing their share to support our country. And what better way […]

Freebies Steals and Deals – Valentine’s Day Gift DIY Giving Ideas

Thanks to DIY (Do It Yourself) blogger jaskiran kaur, here are a few budget friendly gift giving ideas for Valentine’s Day, a wonderful time to remember the ones we love. Personalize your gift with photos and reminders of how much someone means to you. For example, frame a heartfelt message of how the person makes […]

Freebies Steals and Deals – President’s Day Sales

Deals abound before, during and after President’s Day weekend. Time to evaluate and purchase post holiday deals. Why? Retailers must make room for Spring collections and seasonal merchandise. This strategically positioned “holiday” sale helps everyone save and stimulate local enconomies at the same time. Think of the hours allocated for staff to assist you while […]

Freebies Steals and Deals – SparkPeople.com

I discovered an online community to support weight loss / maintenance, recipes, articles, motivation, calorie counter, meal plans, and personalized fitness program. Consider a wide variety of support communities like moms and teens. SparkPeople.com is free to join, used by over 13 million people world wide… the brain child of Chris Downie. I have never paid to access this website. In […]