Gallery of Diamonds, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Are we real?

Sometimes it takes the small talk of a friend to open up the door of our minds. It was 30 years ago when I went to one of my jewelers to pick up a new creation. “Hello. How are you?,” I always began. “Oh, I’m great,” was always the answer. After some chit chat the… Continue reading Are we real?

Life Adventures

We Must Always Be Thankful

Each of us has a book inside of us and a story to tell. If I ever say we should be thankful I don’t mean we should be thankful just because we were adopted, and we should not be thankful just because society expects us to feel that way. The word “grateful” has become twisted… Continue reading We Must Always Be Thankful

Childhood Memories, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Henrietta Lukemeyer

Henrietta Lukemeyer was an elderly lady who lived down the hill from my childhood home in Indiana. She rarely stopped by to say hello to my mom, but when she did I remember her positive energy and politeness. She always wore a smile and smelled like fresh flowers. Sometimes she sold Avon products door to… Continue reading Henrietta Lukemeyer

FlyUp!, Philosophy

What is Your Priority?

It is interesting how we choose our destinies. To an extent, I think we all understand that we have the power to steer our lives in the direction we want to go. I once remember complimenting the flattering biceps and impressive physique of a young man I hired for my jewelry store years ago. After… Continue reading What is Your Priority?

Life Adventures, Philosophy

The Power of Your Smile

Did you know you can change your world simply with your smile?   It's almost impossible to be in a bad mood or hold a grudge if you do this.  Great luck, opportunities and friends become attracted to you. Why is this an ancient secret? It is because most people do not understand the awesomeness of… Continue reading The Power of Your Smile