Month: March 2015

Why Mondays matter

Earlier in my nine-year-old daughter’s school career, I asked her how her day was, but I wasn’t prepared for the answer. “It’s Monday, and Mondays aren’t good,” she said, adding that her teacher reminded the class every Monday that Mondays are lousy. I was speechless, stunned that someone brainwashed her about Mondays. “Any day that we have with those we… Read more →

Movement is progress

I’m running a 5K next Sunday and I’m not prepared. In fact, I’m walking out the door in 23 minutes to run two miles just to prove to myself that I can do that 3.1-mile race. Spring is five days away and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate today than to take in the fresh air and… Read more →

Gratitude is powerful

Being appreciated without expectation is refreshing. My nine-year-old woke up in the middle of the night Wednesday with the stomach flu. She got sick 10 or more times during a 24-hour period. Three throw-up bowls were in the rotation because I couldn’t clean them fast enough. In the midst of it, she walked to the kitchen sink, where I was washing two… Read more →