Leaving a legacy of love

  If you’ve been visiting here for a while, you are probably familiar with this powerful question: What do I do that shows you I love you? The answers are more numerous than the shoes in your closet, the pounds you’ve lost and gained, and the hours you’ve spent waiting.   There are the especially […]

Valentine’s Day: 5 tips for a delightful celebration

    Jay Leno said, “Today is Valentine’s Day. Or, as men like to call it, Extortion day.” The best humor always has a smidge of truth in it, doesn’t it? Jay’s comment is no exception. There is an air of huge expectancy from the women for their men to perform above and beyond on […]

Quick and easy Christmas breakfasts and tasty treats

  Why am I sharing quick and easy Christmas breakfasts and tasty treat ideas on a blog dedicated to finding happiness right where you are, that helps you build stronger and more satisfying relationships? I’m talking about simple and yummy food that you gives you more time to enjoy family and friends. Prepared with lots […]

Help find the owner of this 1964 East TN Class Ring

  Friends, I need your help. My husband has found an old ring and I’d love your assistance in finding the owner.   Keith has been finding treasures these last few months as he enjoys the waterways in our new home in East Tennessee. A popular activity in this area—made more interesting this time of […]

Spending less at Christmas yields more joy

What do you really want to experience this year for Christmas?   Less stress? More joy? If that is true for you, here is one way to get there: giving fewer gifts. I’m referring to reducing the number and scale of presents, which is not to be confused with your charitable giving. This can be […]

How to create a deeper connection with your husband

Do you ever feel like you and your husband aren’t really connecting? Do you sometimes think it doesn’t matter what you do, that it won’t bring you closer anyway? To the contrary, it does matter, very much. You just need to know the secret password.   There’s an old cartoon classic, Ali Baba Bunny, in […]

Marriage and career: together forever for better or worse

    Did you know your marriage is inextricably tied to your career? Yes indeedy it is, and no, it wasn’t anything you did, or can undo, for that matter. However, knowing and understanding this nugget of information can be quite useful.   My friend Fawn of The Happy Wives Club touches upon this in […]

How to duck when life throws a punch

 We recently witnessed another one of life’s embarrassing and metaphorical moments. We were about to enter the restaurant where we were meeting friends for dinner. In front of us was a thoughtful husband sweetly holding the door open for his wife. She smiled and began to walk through.   I think someone’s feet got in the […]

I Need You and You Need Me

    I got busted this week. Yup. Little old happy me. The charge? The Misdemeanor of Keeping it to Myself. “I had no idea you were going through that,” a friend wrote to me after reading about my frustrating season of unemployment. Uh oh. She was right. I hadn’t shared it with my closest […]

Double delightfulness, and an exciting announcement, too

   I have two tasty and practical treats for you today, my friends. Think of these as being as delicious as a cone full of lip-smacking soft-serve vanilla, paired with a crispy, chocolately cookie, while containing all the nutrition and calories of broccoli. First up is my latest contribution at the Happy Wives Club. Talking […]

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