You may recently have noticed that I've published very little and written nothing new. May I tell you why?
Because of low back issues, I've taken medications that caused me other problems, including a partial day in the hospital. I'm still recovering from the after affects.
But I've been seeking to change my life in ways I'm still discovering, knowing there is no growth without change. In this difficult respit, I'm taking time to think.
In this Journal, I will attempt to strip away my protective veneer to view and communicate honestly what the truth is as I perceive it. My intent is to grow, for without an honest evaluation of the truth, how else can one fully absorb life's more difficult lessons and benefit by them. If I do this in secret, then I am still hiding behind a protective veneer, so it is being published online. If you find this Journal, you are welcome to read it and hopefully grow from it as well. If you like, you can also share some of your own lessons in life.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
These photos were taken during the holidays. The top photo is of Anne's and my youngest son Clayton with me, middle photo, our grandchildren, and the bottom photo is of our three sons.
In addition, our granddaughter, 8-year-old Carina was "Two Toes" (A Pirate) in the musical play "Neverland" (Peter Pan) and Carina and her 11-year-old brother Cameron performed in a "Holiday Recital." Individually, they played the piano, and Carina also sang. It was fun for everyone
Lastly, one day in November, our 3 1/2-year-old grandson Ikaika began calling his dad, "Buddy Boy," which made me laugh. Kyle persuaded him to stop doing that.
With Love To All ~ Dick
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Recently at a restaurant, a lovely lady approached Anne and me, and with warmth in her face and in her voice, referred to me as "Mr. Happy Man."
She said that when she drives her daughter to school each day, she often sees me smiling and waving a greeting to those who drive by.