When we consider the future, whether near or distant, we often think in terms of what we'd like to happen to make our lives better. This isn't necessary the wrong way to think. But there's a higher plane on which to reflect and live.
When I started this job six years ago, the most recent wave of commercial and residential development was beginning to heat up. The boom was on the way.
A recent blog on the Statesboro Herald Web site raised questions about animals. Do they go to Heaven? Is it right to spend so much on our animals when people go hungry? Are service animals considered pets?
A couple of years ago I came home one afternoon to find a sycamore tree, a skinny little, smooth-barked sapling, planted in my back yard. I'm not exactly sure where on the farm Daddy found it, but he and Mama knew in that strange way that parents know their children that I would want it.
Note: The following is the second in a series on the orgin of currency in the American colonies and Georgia.
The English name "Knight" came from the Old English word "cniht," which meant boy, youth or serving lad.
The first few days of 2010 have slipped by... It's a brand new decade! What will our children say about us years from now? Will they talk about our skinny jeans tucked into our boots and our flat hair? Will they think vampire movies are so old-fashioned and cell phones are outdated? Yes, years from now our children may remember and poke fun of our so-cool-now fashions and tastes, but hopefully, they'll have an incredible array of warm, fun, family memories that will diminish even the worst fashion faux pas.
I like Proverbs for several reasons: I learn something new every time I read it; the sayings are wise and easily understood; the glory of young men is in their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair and great legs; grandchildren are the crown of the aged and that's why we had children. I realize that I have taken a few liberties so give me some slack.
Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.