Scallywag

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.

~ Shinichi Suzuki ~

Archive for January, 2012

A simple thank you says it all, doesn't it?

Thank You for the Glue Stick

January 31st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 16 secs

Thank you!

Saying thank you is no hardship. Yet, you would think it was, given how some people display such a violent reaction to saying it. Read the rest of this entry »

I used to stress about all the things I need to do. Now I just scream. It's so much simpler.

You Stress, I Stress. We All Stress With Distress!

January 30th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 55 secs

Me feeling stressed? Are you kidding?

Give me one good reason why we should worry ourselves to jelly. Alright. Give me another then. Read the rest of this entry »

One look into a baby's eyes and you are history.

How Babies Teach You

January 29th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 34 secs

Babies have a way of changing everything, don’t they?

What a difference a day makes! Especially when it’s a birthday. Not just any birthday, but the day our first child was born. How well I remember it. Ruth waking me up at 5.00am saying either she had wet the bed or her waters had broken.  Read the rest of this entry »

When you travel, travel lightly. Lest the things you've come to see break off.

Touch Nothing as You Travel

January 28th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 4 mins, 42 secs

Travelling is always guaranteed to teach you a thing or two.

When you travel, you find things out. Not only do you discover things aren’t quite the same as back home. You also discover new skills. Read the rest of this entry »

Sure I'm happy today. But let's not talk about yesterday, okay?

Are You Happy? Or Do You Lose It?

January 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 30 secs

Yeah, I'm happy enough... I think!

You know, the way happiness is portrayed, you could easily get the impression you need to be happy, happy, happy 24/7, with bells on, and maintain an ever-enduring smile to make it happen. But does that make sense? Read the rest of this entry »

This is me after lying on a tanning bed.

White and Quirky

January 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 11 secs

It only takes a few minutes to leave me sunny side up.

I like twisting lyrics. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was a kid. By twisting Weird Al’s lyrics a bit further with a friend I said, “Look at me. I’m white and quirky.” Then it dawned on me. It’s true. Read the rest of this entry »

Parental love even allows your baby to eat you!

There’s Love and Well, There’s Love

January 25th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 34 secs

Love means a lot fo different things, doesn't it?

I love you. How easily we say it. It rolls off the tongue in an instant when we get what we want from someone close. At other times, love wells up when we simply feel happy being together with someone else. People say things about love every day.  It’s common to the point of being familiar. Yet, Read the rest of this entry »

Why won't he talk to me?

Happy Marriage Tips: How to Handle the Silent Treatment

January 24th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 36 secs

[For couples in real relationships]

Marriage wasn’t meant to be silent.

“Honestly, what’s the point? He never listens? I might as well be talking to a brick wall.”

If your man doesn’t listen to you, then you need to take action. Read the rest of this entry »

How come confidence can help you find happiness?

How Confident Are You?

January 23rd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 23 secs

I'm so confident, I can hit a home run with these flowers!

Confidence matters. It always has. But now, as we live through more uncertainty and instability than ever, we can see that confidence equals stability. Yet it has one more property.  Read the rest of this entry »

The ease of yoga. And this, after only three lessons...

Yoga Mr Feegs Style

January 22nd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 14 secs

Did you know that yoga helps you find lost contact lenses?

As a kid, she amazed me. The way she calmly switched from sitting cross-legged into pulling her ankles over her shoulders. Before you started asking, “Shouldn’t we draw the curtains?” she had already led thousands of TV yoga devotees into acts of unspeakable flexibility. Read the rest of this entry »