The Gratefulness Series

A reminder that we are grateful


Aaron Wilker

Be afraid….very afraid.

I am grateful for a good glass of wine and the harvest of wine grapes.  Living in a community that is surrounded by at least 50 wineries, it is nice to walk outside and smell the “Crush”.  It also means… Continue Reading →

I have none

Hmmm.  Life is busy.  Life is good. Life changes; and I am happy.  This is what I am grateful for.

I am still here.

I am still here and I am still learning lessons.  Earlier this week I realized that I have a lot of good advice, (at least I think that it is), for my friends and family, yet when I should participate… Continue Reading →


Everyday for me is a learning experience.  There are lessons all of the time.  Some days are more difficult than others and these are the days that I draw on what I have already learned and I push forward.  I… Continue Reading →

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 →

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