New Perspectives


by Teresa Smith on October 20, 2014

Do you ever notice how many distractions you have during the day? You can be accomplishing great things and then one phone call can get you off track. You might have your whole day plotted out and one little small distraction might change the direction of your day. I’ve even been noticing how many little [...]



by Teresa Smith on October 13, 2014

I was driving the other day and noticed a piece of land that had been leveled off.  I was wondering what was going to be built on the site… a convenience store, apartments? Well, the sign has now gone up. Storage buildings. My brother was with me and I exclaimed… “All we need is another [...]


Take the Time

by Teresa Smith on October 6, 2014

This week I was saddened when I heard my best friend’s brother passed unexpectedly Saturday. I think many of us are still in shock. Apparently, he had some arrhythmia issues with his heart that he had been dealing with recently. He was only 50 years old. I remember the last time I saw him, we [...]


Truth Is…

by Teresa Smith on September 29, 2014

It’s so hard for me to believe that Fall is here. Where did the year go? It seems like just yesterday I was slipping and sliding through the ice. Not only has the ice gone, but so has spring flowers and long hot summer days. I’ve started noticing the shift in the sun, leaves beginning [...]



by Teresa Smith on September 22, 2014

For years I’ve watched the Tonight Show off and on. I enjoyed Carson, and Leno had his moments. When Jimmy Fallon took over earlier this year, I began watching it nightly. I remember watching Fallon on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and was glad to see him move into the Tonight [...]


Chain of Events

by Teresa Smith on September 15, 2014

I experienced some vandalism during the past week. I came home one day to find my mailbox had been damaged. I wish I could say that I handled it all with ease… but I didn’t.  I was totally bent out of shape. Almost 2 years to the date after someone had plowed down my brick [...]


Full Circle

by Teresa Smith on September 8, 2014

Years ago, my neighbor built some planter boxes along the side of his home so he could grow some tomatoes and peppers. Last year, the weather was odd and he had very few tomatoes . He decided just to grow peppers this year. I must tell you that we are not talking green peppers… no, [...]



by Teresa Smith on September 1, 2014

Saturday, I had a job opportunity that took me through some countryside that I’ve never been around. The truth is, I don’t live in a major metropolitan city, but I do live near the city … close to stores, shopping and interstates. That was not true this weekend. Saturday it was backroads, weeds & barnwood.  [...]



by Teresa Smith on August 25, 2014

I attended some great seminars this past week. I believe no matter where we are in life we can always learn something new. One of the classes spoke about mindset… which you know, I’m all about. Do you have an open mindset or has your mindset gradually shut down due to how you were taught [...]



by Teresa Smith on August 18, 2014

I love Summer. I’m not necessarily fond of all of the humidity in the area, but I do love warm weather over cold. I also love all of the fresh produce that comes along with the season. There is an area close to my home that is known for their tomatoes.  Because of the decomposition [...]