LIFE MATTERS

Squirrels in the attic

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Gerry Lewis

Attention: Husbands. It is not a good idea to suggest that your wife has squirrels in her attic or bats in her belfry.

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For whom the clock tolls

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Gerry Lewis

The grandfather clock in our dining room sounds its Westminster chime every 15 minutes (unless I forget to wind it).

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Start with a clean sheet

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Gerry Lewis

It's a new year! 2018! It doesn't seem possible.

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Take a deep breath – now

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Christmas 2017 is now Christmas past. What does your house look like at this very moment?

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Be careful with Baby Jesus

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

There is nothing quite like a baby. Seriously. A baby can turn the crustiest old coot into a blubbering idiot.

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The perfect gift is overrated

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

What are you getting for Christmas? What are you giving? Which of those most excites you?

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You need to know your sweet spot

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

You have had these moments. You probably have them on a regular basis.

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Lift up your team

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

If you see a turtle on a fencepost, there are a lot of things you don't know about the situation. One thing you know for sure is that he didn't get there by himself.

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You can’t be too thankful

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"Be careful!" This is the second most common two-word phrase that Mrs. Sweetie says to me. It ranks just below "Love you" and just above "Bring coffee."

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Just stop it!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I couldn't tell you how many workshops or seminars I have kicked off with this hilarious Youtube classic: Stop it!

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Addictions will destroy you

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Anyone out there remember this TV commercial from the 1980s? It featured an egg and a cast iron skillet.

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Every yes requires a no

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I spent the weekend with my grandkids. Their parents were there, too, but they are not as fun to spoil.

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Leaders need to learn to follow

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm the person in charge here!" The scene was absolute chaos. One person was in medical crisis and was on the floor. Time was of the essence.

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You are leading someone

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm not a leader." If I had a nickel for every time someone told me that, I'd have a jar full of nickels.

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Never, ever stop learning

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

How much time do you have left on this planet? Do you ever stop to think about that? Well, if you do, stop it!

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Take a chance on me

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

It was August 1977. Swedish pop group ABBA recorded what would become one of their biggest charting hits of the 1970s "Take a Chance on Me."

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Be careful what you write in the white space

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Do a little three-part exercise with me for a few minutes. You are likely reading these words either in a newspaper that you are holding or on the screen of some kind of electronic device.

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What does this make possible?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

It really doesn't matter what you're releasing - a project, a dream, an aspiration or an opportunity - letting go always involves a loss of some kind, and every loss results in a certain measure of grief.

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The third time is just as charming

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"Third time's a charm!" You have, more than likely, heard this phrase uttered at some point when two previous attempts at something have fallen short.

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Focus on love, not criticism, in storm

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

How do we create a devilish grin? Warning: You may not agree with everything I say in this post. So, what else is new? I usually don't even agree with everything I say in a particular post.

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