Tag: Happiness

Ruby’s Coconut Meringue Pie

Here’s a favorite like Grandma used to make, because she did. There was nothing as good as Ruby Floyd’s Coconut Meringue Pie. I can still taste it in my mind while writing this. Ruby Alma Morgan was born in Brady, Texas in 1910 to our greatgrandparents Margaret Delitha Ralph Morgan (a Chickasaw-Choctaw, known for her…

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How ‘Big Rocks’ Can Improve Your Home, RV, Work, Life Experiences

I’m grateful for over 30 years (on and off) of employment with H-E-B Food/Drugs for many reasons. Besides working with awesome Partners (employees throughout Texas and Mexico), I’m especially thankful for the learning and training opportunities that proved so beneficial in life. Learning and teaching Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma was especially rewarding. Even today,…

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Mind In The Clouds

In April, a post (below) from my friend Pastor Jack Comer Jr. reminded me of a simple, but profound moment when my son Brady Dennis was six. I was a very busy executive at H-E-B Food/Drugs over the Facilities Management division working up to 60-70 hrs a week. But we had a family tradition called…

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Whataburger With Ralph

Lesson One: The Invisible People The man who reminded me of a cross between Walter Brennan and Popeye, in the blue colored plaid shirt, was a world class gravy sopper. It was the second thing I noticed about him, but I was paying attention this time. Eleven minutes before, it was only eleven steps to…

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Desiderata

In the 1960s and 1970s, this was a popular poem on black light and groovy posters. But it was actually written in an early 1921 poem by Max Ehrmann, an American writer. “Desiderata” is Latin for “things desired.” Go placidly amid the noise and haste,and remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as…

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Wisdom and Cleverness

The Correct Perspective One of wisdom’s greatest benefits is accurate discernment—the learned ability to immediately tell right from wrong. Good from evil. Acceptable from unacceptable. Time well spent from time wasted. The right decision from the wrong decision. Many times that is simply a matter of having the correct perspective. Wisdom One way to define…

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