Smile when you are happy, Smile when you are sad, Smile when things go good, Smile when things go bad. Smile each and every day, And just think good things, Then you will reap all of the rewards, Of all that good life brings. Poetry…
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With a Little Help from my Friend

On the day we had to say good-bye to our beloved cat Cooper, we wondered if our lovable, goofy and often clueless cat would be able to find his way over the Rainbow Bridge on his own. And as it turned out, he made it, with a little help…

Our Heroes in Blue

Every day when you leave the house, And, you walk out the front door, You wonder what kind of day you'll have, And, you wonder what's in store. You patrol the streets and meet so many, And, provide a service to all,…

The Red Door

If we had to point to specific events within each busy year of painting that truly capture everything we hope to achieve and offer here at ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING, it would be our Paint-It-Forward projects. This video captures the story…

My Russian Miracle

I am a frequent Interstate traveler. I was born in Ontario, Canada and thus all my family except husband and children live there. So three times a year I make a trek north from Georgia to visit. I often travel by myself as my…

Reclaiming Goofball Island

Recently, I bumped into acquaintance at a road race while waiting for the results to be posted. We engaged in some small talk, which brought up her weekend plans.  She mentioned that one of her grandchildren was celebrating his 20th…

When Tragedy Strikes

When tragedy strikes, it knocks you off your feet and sometimes paralyses you so that you will never rise again. It leaves you out of breath, numb and so scared that you can't even remember how you got where it flung you. And as if you…

The Most Shining Gift of All

A few years ago, I was offered a job by a very sweet and wonderful woman who has created her own successful business. Since I had worked with her before and loved it, I would have welcomed the opportunity to work with her again…But, I did…

Sketi

Deep in the woods lived a herd of deer. One day they heard the apple tree calling to them. They held council about the matter, for out of the woods and under an oak tree lived a ferocious beast: Sketi. The herd was terrified of Sketi, who…

The Power Of Words

What kinds of words resonate in your head? Do they lift you, move you or fill you with dread? Is your sub-conscious a cocktail of loathing and denial? Do you constantly judge and stand yourself on trial? For words…

Fail to fail

Failure is a peculiar state of being. No one ever learns to succeed, they only learn not to fail—and this is done in a rather poor manner I might add. Sadly, this state is only achieved with practice through rigorous repetition.…