Temptation Everywhere (that doesn’t have to be tempting!)

One Saturday morning, I was out running errands when I looked down at the gas gauge and realized I was close to empty and needed gas. So I pulled over to the local gasoline convenience store (QuikTrip) and began pumping gasoline. Usually, I would run into the store and buy a soda or some snacks to eat, but this time, I was just content with putting gas in my car. As I was pumping gas I began reminiscing about the previous weekend when I had attended a communications and listening seminar in New York City and was thinking about the friends I had stayed with. Continue reading “Temptation Everywhere (that doesn’t have to be tempting!)”

Making a Pretty Plate

Last Christmas I was invited to stay with some friends and colleagues from Germany for the holidays. Every morning we would wake up and fix breakfast. We would set the table. We would prepare the food and we would sit down and enjoy the meal together. The host as she prepared our plates of food, made a point to create beautiful plates. She would put slices of meat fanned out on one half of the plate while complimenting the other half with cheeses. She set out yogurt and fruit and everything was wonderfully staged for the our eating pleasure. Continue reading “Making a Pretty Plate”