Choosing My Blog Name

After a brief but revealing internet search on choosing a blog name I realized that choosing the perfect name is serious business! Not serious like having gall bladder surgery or filing your taxes by April 15th (which I still have to do but will gladly wait until 11:59pm on April 15th thank you very much), but pretty serious.

Make is short. Make it catchy. Make it easy to find by subject. So. Many. Rules. *Sigh* Now don’t get me wrong, usually I love rules! Rules are the peanut butter to my jelly, the yin to my yang, the…well, you get it.

But none of the ideas I thought of expressed the overall feeling of this blog as well as this song that I was recently reacquainted with, by John Denver:

Yep. That’s it. Life’s struggles. Life’s victories. A common theme among people. All laid out in a song I heard on my parents record player when I was ten years old. Speaking of struggles, did you know this was originally a song written in 1976 by Dick Feller? Dick was having a stone type of year because this song failed to chart. John had a few diamonds thrown his way in 1981 with this song which reached number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and some other sweet successes that year.

If you’re not a country fan, please treat yourself to the Amos Lee tribute to John Denver version of the song. Also quite pleasing.

Yep, some days are indeed diamonds, and some days are stone.


Let your diamonds outshine your stones.



The Starfish Story


Have you heard the starfish story? It goes a little something like this:

A man was walking along the beach early one morning. Down the beach he saw a young person dashing back and forth into the surf. He smiled thinking the person was enjoying a game on this beautiful morning so he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw the young person carefully picking something out of the sand, running to the surf and very gently throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer he called out, “Hello! What are you doing?” The young person paused the game, looked up, and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.” “The sun is up and the tide is going out, if I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.” “But don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it?” “You can’t possibly make a difference!” After listening politely he bent down, picked up another starfish and gently threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves, and said, “It made a difference to that one.”


Everyone Matters.