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LOW COST, HIGHLY CREATIVE GIFTS (FOR MEN AND WOMEN)

I attended a co-ed wedding shower for a couple who’s planning a Christmas wedding. Most guests were couples in their mid-to-late 20’s, including the engaged couple. They were all on extremely limited budgets. The future bride and groom requested gifts that didn’t involve traditional shopping. They wanted creative, low-to-no-cost, preferably non-regifted presents only. I was…

PERFECT RETREAT CENTER

Airports have countless perks that are often overlooked. I’m aware that many of us have at least one story about an airline grievance, but really? I marvel at how many critical flash decisions are made when it comes to safety, timeliness, awareness to detail. One staff member. One mistake could lead to numerous emergencies. One…

My 2024 Business Changes

It’s been a year stuffed with surprises in ways I hadn’t anticipated. In previous FROG Blog posts, I’ve shared that my 2023 word of the year is YET. I don’t understand x YET. I don’t see y YET. I don’t know z YET. Some things I do know.  YET God. These are my 2024 business…

COMFORT FOOD

Today would have been my mom’s earthly birthday (November 25th). A couple of weeks ago, I shared treasures from what our family discovered after she moved to heaven August 22, 2015 (HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY – Guest Star Coaching) Today, I listened to The Angel Within Us podcast, hosted by Jayne Rinderer, and found this treasure. It’s…

STORY IN WOMAN’S WORLD!

Celebration time on the FROG Blog! Woman’s World will publish another of my stories in their Acts of Kindness section. The story supports my mission to spread sunshine, one smile at a time. It’ll be in the November 20th issue of Woman’s World and goes on sale November 9th. If you have a story idea…

DESERT FLAKES

What is this? Where did it come from? When have you had a situation when you asked, “what is that” and “where did it come from?” Something happens. Something good. Something different or unexpected (according to us). We face a universal quest to adjust to the now and the not yet. What do you need…

JUST ONE MORE

One task. One call. One bite. One screen. Commitment is more powerful than motivation. Much of our world rewards multi-tasking and production. We applaud this almost-ravenous sense of urgency. The power to mass produce! Do more! Work more hours! Read more! Make more money! Volunteer more! What is urgent? How do we answer this auditory…

COURAGEOUS MANIFESTATION

A bow to courage for this week’s FROG Blog. A friend introduced me to the importance of daily affirmations. I realize I’ve practiced affirmations in the form of my life manifestation. This friend’s affirmations include: “I am available for outrageously wonderful things to come into my life now and always.” “I am a magnet for…

WHY? WHY NOT?

I didn’t sign up for this! Why am I the one he always asks to….? I’m not qualified to do that! How does she expect me to finish this…? Why? Why not? You’ve heard the whys. You’ve asked the whys. Sometimes the wisest response is “Why not?” Think of a time when someone asked you…