Someone that Inspires

Have you ever met someone, either on social media or in person, and immediately realize that this was the person that has influenced you in some way, you just want to get to know them better. Maybe not in the way that many people would categorize “getting to know someone.”  It could be a friendship, or perhaps for some it could be something more, but whatever that feeling takes you, it’s really about the idea of meeting someone that brings you to wanting to be a better person than you are today.

Our Grandparents

Grandparents have a way of bringing unity to the family. Either it is through daily phone calls to weekly meals, it was about spending time together.  There is the chance to teach family values, instill ethnic heritage, and to pass on those traditions to family members so that they can be carried on.

It’s Hard to Make Friends

From elementary school through college, making lasting friendships was much easier than when we get older. We find that people become less willing to make new connections with one another. That’s difficult to accept, especially if you view your friends to be a lot like an extended family. Not everyone marries and has children, either it is by choice or because they just didn’t find a person that was right for them. Whatever the reason, friendship is an important part of life.

Keeping Love Alive

An all-time favorite movie about a screenwriter who falls in love with a famous bachelor, it’s one of the few movies that I can’t resist watching. There is an excitement and hope that even through the ups and downs of their relationship, in the end, I hope that they will be together. That’s what love is about. Getting through the ups and downs of life and through it all, we remain together. At least this is what I’ve told myself so many times, but the truth feels that we have forgotten about real love and replaced it with the fantasy of being in love. Are we just pushing love away, or is that we have fallen out of the idea of being in love?

When Love Hurts

One of the hardest parts about relationships is trying to get over them. That pain that we get in the chest that tells us that we have been taken over with by pain settles hard. I wish that there was an easier way to get over someone, but unfortunately, it’s just the opposite. It doesn’t…

Feeling Fragile

Sometimes I think about my own life and realize as I’m getting older in age the idea of being alone can be difficult. Let’s face it. We come into this world young and for many, we leave much older in our lives. Many questions come up. Questions as to who will care for us as…

Under the Mistletoe

From November through January, there is a whirlwind of holidays that seem to come fast. Holiday stress of seeing family that you haven’t seen all year, on top of the yearly time shopping for gifts, it feels like in a blink of an eye we’re back into February. Where did it all go? If you…

E-Relationships

Society has become more and reliant on the use of technology. Perhaps five or ten years ago we wouldn’t have written blogs or even shopped online. However, the more we look to advancing technology the more distant we become with one another. Sure technology has its advances, but let’s really look at how much even our…