What if I told you there is a better way to kick off your day? We all wake up in the morning. We all have our rituals. If you’re like me, you’ll hit the snooze button one more time or avoid putting that to-do list together. There is a better way to feel more alive and I’ll show you how.
Do you feel like the image above? If you’re like me, I am not a morning person. Just ask my wife, Kari. In-fact I don’t like them at all. But we all have to wake up and begin our day at some point. Yet, creating a morning routine is daunting to some and near impossible to others.
This post is dedicated to my wife, Kari. I love you and am excited to be celebrating 4 years of marriage to you–my best friend. Happy Anniversary – on June 9th – Thank you for making me the happiest man on earth.
If you’re married, remember the moment you either walked down the aisle, or like me, waited at the altar for your Bride? It’s an exhilarating feeling knowing your life is about to be forever changed. The music and fanfare, but all you care about is the person on the other side of the aisle. But what happens after it all wears off and life settles in.
This Thursday will be four years since Kari and I tied the knot. The weeks of planning and waiting, the day finally arrived. Yet, when I think back to simpler days, where I only had myself to worry about, it sounds like a good idea.
Safety concerns are everywhere these days. People are wanting to steal your identity and use your credit cards by selling them to the highest bidder. It is quite frightening when you go to login to your email or bank account only to find you’ve been locked out because of a hacker. It can cause serious damage and ruin a life of happy credit scores.
I remember opening up my online portal for my bank only to find a major purchase made. I didn’t know where it came from. Had no idea of the company name in the POS box. After my wife and I did some digging, we found it was our error for a car repair we made weeks before.
In the wake of murder, sex and language on television, parents are fighting what seems to be a losing battle for the minds of their children. Then along comes Jeff Franklin and Candice Cameron-Burre in the revival of the popular 90’s TV show, Full House.
Kari and I sat down to watch Fuller House—yes it’s heavily handed in nostalgia—and it was refreshing. The language was very mild and there are mild suggestive themes. That being said, the show premise is based on family, through the tough times and everyday life, helping each other along.
I love change. It’s what keeps me moving forward, knowing that something better is on the horizon. This is the reason I’ve redesigned my blog. I know something great is coming.
Over the past couple years I’ve played with several designs, but the overall look was tried by thousands of other bloggers and it didn’t serve my vision as I had hoped. Also, my branding at J. B. Sisam has outgrown WordPress.com.
I’ve been married, as of yesterday, three years. And, these have been the best years of my life. Our marriage couldn’t be stronger and healthier. I’ve talked with men who’ve wanted the secret to a successful marriage or men wiser and older than I, who’ve offered advice for my taking.
Our Wedding Day 6-09-12
Waiting down at the bottom of the aisle was exhilarating. I still remember the entire audience staring at me as I waited for my bride. Canon in D began. The doors flooded open. My heart pounded. Then, a glimmer of white caught my eye. There she was, beautiful, pure and walking towards me.
I love naps! They are the spice of life. They keep me going. But have you ever felt guilty by taking naps in the middle of the day? Been at your desk for long periods and find yourself drifting off to sleep?
flickr.com / Jacob Bøtter
I’m writing this on a Sunday evening, after I’ve taken an hour nap. I feel great, like I could take on the whole world. Well, maybe just my task of writing this post.
Today, baseball stadiums fill with people, people grill-out, cities have their festivals and the bereaved go to a cemetery to morn their loved one. It seems that in today’s society, people have simply forgotten why we even celebrate Memorial Day. We’d rather grill than talk about the sacrifices our soldiers made so we can have that grilling party; so that we can be free!
Photo courtesy of www.creationswap.com
Several years ago we celebrated with my Grandpa by going on a cruise down the Mississippi in St. Paul, MN.
(CrossTALK will return with a new episode next Friday. If you’ve missed, catch up here!)
The beginning of the month I conducted a reader survey. This is the first major survey I’ve done. The feedback I received helped me know you, my readers, better. The goal was for me to get a feeling for what you are looking for, and if I’m on the right track. The best part of the results is the value it provides benefits you by helping me craft this blog to your needs.
Getty images | Monty Racussen
While not all those who visit my blog on a monthly basis completed the survey. But that’s okay. Because those who did allows me to craft my material just for you. If you’ve not completed, or have not taken the survey yet, you can access it here. It will only take two minutes to fill out.