Life Is A Dash (5YTL)

If Tomorrow
As I age, I'm more and more aware that life is short. Every time I learn that someone has met their end at an early age, it puts me in check and reminds me that I want to make a difference in this life of mine.  I find my center again and question the way I live my life and what I want to accomplish.  And it's not just those who die young.  I like to listen to stories of lives that were long and full of activity and difference.  I listen to stories of accomplishment and lasting impressions, a...

HELP! I Need Someone To Be Positive! (5YTL)

My Mother-In-Law says "I'm too old for sad things."  It's one of her reasons for not watching the sad movies. I get it. I don't believe I'm too old for sad things, but I am definitely too tired of hearing negative things.  If we are to "turn on the lights in places that have grown dark," then we need to BE a light. I heard someone say yesterday that "Our nation is doomed and we deserve whatever happens to us," and, aside from my disbelief and shock, I felt sad that he would say it.  It ...

Finding Your Natural Swing (5YTL)

Painting by David O'Keefe
You don't have to play golf to understand the comfortable feeling of experiencing your natural swing.  In golf specifically, our natural swing refers to a balanced, comfortable golf swing that looks effortless and like something your body is meant to do. Full disclosure, I am an awful golfer.  Don't take my word for it!  Ask literally anyone who has ever been on a golf course with me.  I am inconsistent, inaccurate, and haven't poured the discipline into the game that results in an even m...

“I’m Too Excited To Sleep” (5YTL)

bed clock
Have you ever had one of those days where you just couldn't wait to get out of bed?   It reminds me of a Disney commercial a few years ago where the parents had a difficult time getting the kids to go to sleep, because they were too excited about the next day's events. Have you had those days?  Like the nights before a vacation you're excited to begin, or the day before you close on a house, or even an important meeting you have scheduled, giddy anticipation is some of the best stuff.  Wha...