We don’t have to stay this way

We can continue squabbling.

We can sit atop the high horse.

We can pretend we are the moral authority.

We can point the finger at someone else for our world’s problems.

Or we can reach across the aisle.

We can humble ourselves.

And we can create something new.

Humankind is counting on us to admit that we’re broken and imperfect people.

And we may be arrogant and self-righteous, but we don’t have to stay that way.




Stretched, it’s a thing

I am currently in the middle of a transition process of taking on another employee’s responsibilities (as she moves to a whole new department) and it is full of competencies that I’m not comfortable with yet.

This is code: I’m going out of my damn mind.

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Fortune Cookie Sayings

Writing Prompt for today

Create 10 sayings for Fortune Cookies that you would share with strangers.


Bitterness is swallowing poison, expecting someone else to die.


Don’t sweat the petty stuff, and don’t pet the sweaty stuff.


Don’t spend the next ten years regretting the last ten years.


Don’t wait on someone else to do the right thing.


Be prepared to feel unprepared.


You will never be fully qualified to do what you are called on to do.


Assume the best. Be flexible enough for the worst.


Love is in infinite supply. Give it freely. Accept it graciously.


A clever solution may be disguised as an illogical absurdity.


Be open to suggestion. Be confident enough to make a decision.