The Gratefulness Series

A reminder that we are grateful


Aaron Wilker

Keep on paddling

This past week my oldest child and I had a conversation about life lessons.  He has had some hard ones recently.  I told him that sometimes life makes a sharp right or left turn and how we handle that turn… Continue Reading →

Loving Life

There are a lot of lessons that we learn in our lives; some are harder than others.  As a parent it is hard sometimes to watch my children get hit with some hard lessons.  I want to help them and… Continue Reading →

Happy, Happy…

Maybe my title should be Busy, Busy, because that is what I am.  I did not do a whole lot of work that I was paid for this week, but I was laying the ground work to be paid in… Continue Reading →

Once again…I don’t know

There is a lot of bickering going on in our nation right now; fueled by social media as well as the main media outlets.  It seems to me, that if people put as much energy into loving each other and… Continue Reading →


In my life, there are three very specific friends that are more than just friends to me…they are family!  Two of them I have known since we were in diapers.  I even told my wife, when we were dating, that… Continue Reading →

Tried and True

Rather than tell you what I am grateful for, I am going to tell you what I dislike!  What a minute, that is not what this blog is about.  Another week of travel.  This time to Southern California, the San… Continue Reading →

Moving through Life!

A friend and neighbor lost his son this past weekend, very suddenly.  His son was about 19 or 20 years old.  I can not imagine the emptiness and hurt that this would bring on; even after watching my younger sister… Continue Reading →

It’s business…

A few years ago I mentioned to some people at the company that I was working for, that I was bored and they needed to put me out into the field, training the Sales Centers on how to improve their… Continue Reading →

It is Brutal!

Today I am grateful for the honesty that I ask for; and the honesty that I am given.  Today I asked for some honest feedback from a small group of people and that is what I was given.  If my… Continue Reading →


I like to get up early in the morning; and when I say early, if I get out of bed at 05:30, that is sleeping in.  I have a morning routine that I generally go through that involves, some exercise,… Continue Reading →

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