Irritations as Invitations

  But what if they don’t stop? My wife Rebecca brought this one home from somewhere.  “Every irritation is an invitation to change.” Sometimes my kids irritate me….and sometimes they irritate each other.  And even though I may be tempted to believe that they are doing this intentionally…the truth is much more simple and revealing. In reality I believe it
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Focus, Distraction, and Significance an RV Adventure

Spring break last week with the kids was a blast.  Driving a large borrowed RV required tremendous focus for me to keep it between the lines. Especially during some of the high wind crossings from AZ to San Dieg0  and again while winding up from Flagstaff through the Grand Canyon, as well as portions of  the Escalante Grand Staircase.  Even without the wind blowing, the
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Happiness as a By-Product of….What?

Those who follow me on Instagram saw this earlier today… but I felt to share it to a broader audience, and would enjoy reading your responses if you feel to share them. Huxley suggests that, “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness, it is generally the by-product of other activities.” Do you agree or disagree?  If you
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Do You Carry Excess Baggage?

After 20 years of traveling professionally I have learned a lot about packing light.  And I have seen a good share of people who by their own admission bring along a couple bags of “just in case” stuff often paying $50 to check these bags so they’ll have a $25 item if it’s needed.  They have also told me that they actually
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When we don’t want to hear it….

  Dr. Robert Anthony has said, “The thing you resist is the thing you most need to hear. ” I remember when our daughter Ashlyn was about 3 years old how she would act when she knew I was about to say something she didn’t want to hear.   For example, when she saw  me walking up to her with a toothbrush, or a
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