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January 2011 - Connie Mann

Things Left Undone

Every once in a while, a random thought burrows deep into my brain and won’t let go. That happened the other day. I started thinking, “What if I found out tomorrow was my last day on earth? What would I regret NOT doing?”  I’m not talking about things I DO regret. If...

The Need for Blinders

I’ve decided I need a heavy-duty pair of horse blinders, like the ones horses wear while pulling a carriage. I don’t much like the idea though. I’ve always thought it a bit mean-spirited, actually, blocking the horse’s view of all the cool stuff around him. But I’m...

Have You Chosen a Life’s Motto for 2011?

I have a two-part ritual at the end of every December. As I pack away the Christmas decorations, I allow myself a sentimental moment and get a little misty. My kids just roll their eyes. But I value that time of reflection, of remembering the moments and laughter and...