Enjoy the Ride


“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed.  The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.  Life is like an old time rail journey… delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.  The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” 

-Gordon B. Hinckley

Bloom Where You’re Planted


When I moved to Texas, I think I was in mourning for Oregon for about 3 years.  It took me that long to appreciate where I am and to truly count my blessings.  I could not see the beauty around me.

I’ve gotten so that I can finally appreciate the beauty of Texas.  The wildflowers that are in bloom right now are just amazing.  Primrose, Indian Paint Brush, Bluebonnets, Black Eyed Susans, etc.

I am blessed to have my friends and family.  I am loved and appreciated.  I love my job and my boss and co-workers are awesome.

I have an amazing life!

These are all things that I could not see previously.

What changed?  I finally got my head out of my ass and saw the world around me for what it is!

I’m doing my best to Bloom Where I’m Planted!