Too often we forget that it feels good to feel good!

Too often we forget that it feels good to feel good! Man, does that sound like a stupid thing to say…or is it?

It seems whenever something goes wrong in our life, we completely throw ourselves into the feelings of anger, sadness, frustrations, etc. We carry these feelings with us long after the problem has passed. We remember them and hold them as we move forward. We tell others about the problem and time after time after time, recount and replay it!

Yet, when the good things happen in life, we smile about them, laugh, enjoy them at the time. Then we move on. There is no long-term throwing ourselves into the feelings of gratitude or thankfulness or joy.

Use the technology you have to bring you together with others, not isolate you.

Quietly, we are allowing ourselves to creep away from humanity while excusing it with technology. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love technology! From our phones to televisions to MRI’s and CAT scans to supercomputers and so much more. My thoughts I’m writing now are on an iPad that I’m seldom separated from. It’s happening in more areas than just our technology, but let’s begin here.

We all use the latest technology to better our lives, or at least that’s what we convince ourselves we do. Instead of walking across the street to check on a neighbor, we’ll send an email or even text them. On my last birthday, I received scores of texts, tweets, Facebook messages and emails most wishing me a generic “Happy Birthday.” Know how many cards I received, with actual messages inside? One! Now if you’re saying I should quit complaining because so many others don’t receive any…then you’re missing my point. As a matter of fact, you’re making my point!

Happy Thanksgiving…or is it?

What a great time of the year. The weather cools while the family gathers around. Each Thanksgiving we marvel at the amount of food on the table in front of us and are grateful for the love that is all around us. So, yes… HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Or is it? Thanksgiving is supposed to be what I just described but for so many, that isn’t the case. We throw the greeting around without thinking about those we meet and talk to, especially our friends. “HAPPY Thanksgiving! Are you going to have a big get together at your place this year?” The only problem with that is that many won’t be having a Happy Thanksgiving or a get together surrounded by friends and family.

While many of us will be trying to figure out how to fit all the food on the table, many, many others, yes…even some of your friends that you would never imagine, have little or no food. Imagine instead of turkey, looking in a mostly bare refrigerator and deciding between what’s left of the bologna or a can of soup. Sounds like I’m overstating it? I’m not.