Month: March 2016

New Patterns, New Memories

Getting together with people, especially with those who are close, is not always easy. Logistics. What time, where, who, and what? Dynamics. The past, the incident, that time, and those words. Expectations. The food, the venue, the relationships, and the activities. Patterns. When to…

Back to Weird

We are all a little weird. We have weird little hang-ups, issues, perspectives, routines, methods, ideas, or mannerisms. We see the world in a different way that feels weird to the average person. We were told to try to be more normal. To go with…

The Attempted Compliment

Sometimes we become hardened towards those around us, even our customers. Prior interactions, prior conflicts, or prior assumptions cloud our current view. They complained, they were unhappy, they were…[insert specifics here]. Now we see them and the world through a tainted lens. I heard…

Eel Gloves

(Image Courtesy of adirondackalmanack.com and USFWS) Sometimes we can be hard to pin down. Sometimes we wiggle and squirm our way out of accountability, progress, or accomplishment. Sometimes we say we are going to do something, but try to slip out of it. A good friend…

The Forgiveness Receipt

We do something wrong. There is a transaction that needs to occur. We need to apologize. We need to say we are sorry and ask for forgiveness. A real apology: Not a “I am sorry if I [offended, hurt, misunderstood, overreacted…] But more of…

The Right Vibe

I sat and watched them interact with each other. Laughing, joking, and connecting. It was their party, I was only there because someone close is now part of this team. I could have been the outsider, but felt completely at home. My mind wandered…

Insecurity Remnants

We are in part, the sum of our experiences. Some experiences are good. Some are not. There were times of joy as well as sadness. There were times of success as well as failure. There were times of progress as well as regression. There…

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