Do you take things for granted?

As human beings, we have a natural tendency to take things for granted. Our brains are hardwired to focus our attention on things that aren’t going well and ignore the things that are. We forget to celebrate and honor the good things.

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. This holiday pays tribute to the courageous soldiers who fought to protect the freedoms that Americans enjoy. It’s a time to honor those who lost their lives as well as all to thank all those who have or are serving.¬†Unfortunately this time of remembrance and respect sometimes gets lost, and people don’t remember the sacrifices that these brave soldiers made.

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Do you enjoy the good times?

This might sound like a silly question, but do you truly savor the best times of your life?¬†It’s too easy to take for granted the little things that makes us happy. Yesterday was one of those times. My wife and I got to visit with our daughter, Stephanie.

As I’ve mentioned previously, Stephanie received a generous offer from Purina to be a community social media manager. The bittersweet part was that she had to move from New Jersey to St.Louis. We were sad that she had to move away, but we knew this was a wonderful opportunity for her. (more…)

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