Falling Down and Getting Back Up

Olympic Rings

The games of XXXI Olympiad which started a couple of weeks ago in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will soon be drawing to a close.

The thing I love most about watching the Olympics is learning about the back stories of the individual athletes which allow the viewer to get a glimpse of what it took to qualify for the Olympic games in the first place.

These are stories which describe triumphing over obstacles which come in all forms.

It’s Time to Ditch I Can’t


It’s March Madness™ time once again.

For those of you unfamiliar, it’s the time of year when college basketball (in both the men’s and women’s divisions) will crown a winner as sixty-four aspiring teams compete in the annual tournament, with one team ultimately rising above all others to claim the title of National Champion.

What Will You Do With the Day After?


Children have traveled “over the river and through the woods” to get to Grandma’s house to celebrate the long anticipated day.

The tree is decorated with ornaments and lights reflecting the promise of the season with its soft glow.

The stockings have been hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nick will soon be there.