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Above the Clouds

I really enjoy flying. I don't know if it is the amazement of taking something so large into the sky or the speed in reaching my destination. I do find it interesting that I enjoy it so much considering how terrified I am of heights. This morning was dreary, bitterly cold and snow was falling as I boarded an airplane in St. Louis headed towards Orlando for a business meeting. The Florida forecast...highs in the 60s with rain. I knew I wasn't going to get to spend much time outside of the hotel and meeting rooms but I was still hopeful of getting a few moments of sunshine. What I wasn't expecting was to find that sunshine while still on the plane. I always forget that just because all I can see is dreariness on the ground it doesn't mean the sun is gone. As we broke through the snow filled clouds we found ourselves flying in beautiful sun-filled skies. It was then that once again I was struck by the similarities in how many of us live our lives only focused on what we c…

I love the snow!

As much as I complain about the below zero temperatures there is just something about the snow that I will never tire of seeing. Especially the snow we received here today. It was like viewing a perfect snow globe. The large flakes steadily falling to the ground were mesmerizing even if they were interrupted by my broken windshield wipers (they work they just think the off position means straight up not folded neatly out of sight like they're supposed to do!). I love watching the snow, driving in the snow, and playing in the snow. Today's snow was beautiful. It made me smile.

So I'm Not Perfect

Try as I might I just cannot seem to always do the right thing in the right way at the right time. Over the years one of the hardest lessons I have had to learn is to humble myself enough to admit when I make mistakes. Recently I started thinking about how I really don't need to be perfect, rather I need to remember that my focus should be on God's perfect will. So that's where I am trying to live. One would think the more often you get the opportunity to say I'm sorry, I really blew it, you would get used to it. Not me. I'm a perfectionist at heart but I'm willing to learn how to admit my mistakes. At least now I can spit the words out, please forgive me I was wrong without feeling the need to justify my actions. After all, excuses are just a way to pass the blame to something else. Believe me, I have used my share of excuses in the past too. I have found that I grow the most when I just accept the blame and work to improve. I also find others more willing to …

What are your plans for Valentine's Day?

I have never been one to really celebrate Valentine's day despite having spent my entire adult life with my husband. When it comes to holiday's I just don't get to worked up over what I receive or don't receive. I have always been more focused on what I give. Don't get me wrong I love to be surprised but is it really a surprise if you expect something? Tomorrow my husband and I will spend lunch together at a restaurant we both feel like eating at and I will appreciate the fact that we make time for each other. Beyond that I don't need chocolates, flowers or jewelry. A few moments of his time and a deeper appreciation of how much we are investing in each other is more than enough for me. After all, I found my prince charming a long time ago and while I have had moments where I thought he was a toad, I was usually the one who needed the attitude adjustment. I'm sure he has moments where he wondered if he kissed the princess or her rude stepsister. But in the …