WhatIfWednesday: 13 Items on My Happiness List

Life doesn’t always go your way. Get over it. You know the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” A cute reminder to channel your positive attitude. But, it sucks as a practical, tactical approach to reversing the negative trend. When you think about negative experiences, you need to think about how you […]

WhatifWednesday: 1+1=3 Relationships

WhatifWednesday 1+1=3 Relationships Years before I met Rachel, I wrote down a list of things I was looking for in a spouse. One of them was that the relationship had to create magic. In my mind, the magic is created in the transformative relationship where the sum is greater than the individual parts. The pieces […]

WhatifWednesday: Accepting Help

WhatifWednesday Accepting Help What if we always accepted help when help was needed? Consider the plight of these two trees: Both deeply rooted Both strong at their core Both seemingly healthy inside and out But there was a major difference when were uprooted by a turbulent hurricane. One staggered and leaned on a friend. It […]

WhatifWednesday: Best Book Recommendation

WhatifWednesday Best Book Recommendation What if you could only recommend one book for the rest of your life? What book would you recommend? [Comment below]

WhatIfWednesday: Rainbows or Raindrops?

What if your perspective on life always allowed you to see the rainbows amid the raindrops? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea #perspective #findthehelpers #findtherainbows

ThinkingThursday: Consistency of Effort

I sighed an audible sigh. “Fuck, I was fat,” I uttered with total disgust under my breath. I normally love Facebook memories. They normally send a smile running across my face. Not this one. This memory glowed amid the darkness of the room while feeding my son at 4:30 am. The memory? Amazing! The adjoining […]

WhatIfWednesday: Prebituary

What if you had to live your life so it could be captured in 140 characters? What would yours say? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea #prebituary

WhatIfWednesday: Acting with Humanity

What if we always acted with the humanity, grace and generosity you witness during tragic natural disasters? How freaking cool would our world be… #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea #lovethyneighbor #thechoiceisthepath #bethechange

WhatIfWednesday: Friends and Money

What if friends protected their relationships as carefully as they protect their money? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea #loveyourpeople

WhatIfWednesday: Productive Pursuits

What if Facebook suddenly vanished? What productive pursuits would you chase with the time you were unexpectedly given back? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea