Grandpa Mike’s Wisdom

JMJ  *To support himself and his family during the Great Depression, he did all kinds of odd jobs.  On-the-job training was the norm, as he would often tell prospective employers that he had skills which he did not in truth possess!   Ring the School Bell 141/180 Days Grandpa Mike, my husband’s father, began his life’s…

Touched by an Earthly Angel

JMJ140  *Being blessed twice in one day, made me think of what I can do today to put a smile on someone else’s face.  There will always be those that have less than I have or are in need of some immediate solace or help.  Ring the School Bell 140/180 Days I do believe in…

Board Games Anyone? The Benefits of Family Game Night

JMJ135  *”Although I am partial to Candyland, I especially like games that require mental strength, where I have a stake in the outcome.  Hey Mom, do you think we can invite some friends over and have a game tournament soon?” -my 19-year-old Ring the School Bell 135/180 Days Today I enjoyed the Game of Life board game…

Dealing with the College Rejection Letter

JMJ133  *Rejection while in high school can be especially hard.  It may be one of the first times that a young person puts themselves out there, presenting their unique and personal self to the “dream school” of their choosing, only to find out that they were not among the selected.  At the very least, a…