I had way too much energy as a kid. I was easily distracted and could never sit still. My dad has a report card from my kindergarten teacher that says:
“Wonderful boy. But he never naps and wakes up all the other students to play.”
I found it damn near impossible to focus on anything. By the time I hit middle school, my grades suffered because I couldn’t pay attention long enough to get my work done.
For years, people have asked me to write a Valentine’s Day post. I never have.
There are already a million list articles about Valentine’s Day gifts. Every unique date idea and DIY present has been covered.
I’ve felt uninspired to write about this specific day because its theme doesn’t always focus on the right values. It often equates your level of dedication and love to your partner to how much you’re willing to spend on material things.
Meet Daryl Davis.
Daryl is a seasoned black American musician who’s played with some of the best. He also hangs out with KKK members.
For decades, he’s set out to change the minds of those who hate him most.
Instead of confronting them with hateful words, he sits down with them. Hears their story. Even laughs with them.
Earlier this year I had dinner with friends for some good, old-fashioned male bonding. And like many instances when friends get together…
They all complained about their significant others.
Many of their issues were minor; they were small annoyances that had built up over time. Some of them were frustrations that indicated greater underlying problems in the relationship.
Everybody wants sex.
(Okay, almost everybody. There are an estimated 1% of people who identify as asexual.)
But as for the rest of us, we all want to get down.
Even the people you’d least expect…
The shy guy who you think is so sweet and couldn’t possibly have a naughty mind. The religious girl who feels guilty about sex before marriage. The guy who grew up in a culture where flirting was frowned upon. The middle-aged soccer mom. Let me tell you – they’re all thinking about doing the horizontal shuffle.