That Thing You Do

You amaze me. What you do for a living, for work, is something I’m quite certain I couldn’t.

Our trash collector, Donny, wakes up each day and does his thing. If I was a garbage man, I’d live in San Diego. He battles the snow, rain, and bad drivers while smiling. Seriously.

 Redd cuts our trees. He’s half monkey, I swear. Hard, sweaty, dangerous work. He loves what he does and is grateful for the opportunity.

Those reading this today are financial planners, insurance agents, stay at home moms, teachers, musicians, construction dudes, factory workers, truckers, pet groomers, realtors, fry cooks, environmental educators, health professionals, telemarketers, farmers, territory managers, administrative types, counselors, day-care providers, plumbers and more.

On this day, I raise my glass to you and say, “I need you to do what you do. Thanks for making life work.” (140 words)

Date Night – PG Style

I wrote a guest article for Business Banter today. WARNING: It's more than 140 words. :-) And, it's not only about business, it's about your love life...scandalous! Feel free to comment and share so that they think I'm an OK guy. Kiddng! … [Continue reading]

Who’s Running with You?

17 years ago today, I nearly ran myself to death. Literally. During a half-marathon, I collapsed at the 12 mile mark only to awaken in a hospital bed, connected to lots of wires, nurses scurrying about and my wife crying beside me.  “Wait, am I … [Continue reading]

Here Goes Nothing

True story... Church Elder (via phone): Hi, Pastor, how are you? Pastor: Good, thanks. Elder: Say, we're launching a new prayer ministry Thursday night, and would love for you to join us. What do you have going on that evening? Pastor: … [Continue reading]

Mr. “Fix It” Broke It

Early in our marriage, whenever my wife confided in me about a troubling situation, a challenging relationship, or an anxiety-riddled dilemma, my initial reaction was to fix her problem. I mean, that's love, right? What damsel doesn't want a knight … [Continue reading]