Life Nuggets is about the richness of human nature, thinking and creativity. As a Roving Rural Reporter in the counties of Missouri, I mine out these Nuggets and endeavor to highlight the hidden qualities which characterize the identity of the subject.  Nuggets exist everywhere. My hope is to communicate them to you and teach you to observe and not just see; to become aware and not take for granted; to approach every day in a new and fresh way and, thus, to enjoy life  more fully.

I have found my quarry in the following places:

Businesses spring from the imaginations of people and have more meaning than the opportunity to produce a living for the inventor. The building which houses it is not just a cold structure of stone, steel and glass but is the physical result of a dream born in a mind, a facade put together by the sweat of men. Intertwined in a business are the employees that make the business viable – from the janitor to the CEO. The product sold is integral, but secondary to the rhythm of the people functioning within the business. Without people, the business has no life.

Events are signs of the restlessness of the minds of humans; not satisfied with the static, people must constantly create. Most small town and church calendars are filled with activities and the variety of these suggests there is no limit to the versatility of people.

People are original, unique, and interesting. No two are alike because each has walked a different path and has formed from those experiences. Added to this equation is their intellect, genetic make-up and emotional bent which further compounds an individual’s offering. When people use their internal resources for the good, Nuggets are born – and Nuggets can be found in the most cranky curmudgeon – if you are equipped with the essential Miner’s Tools.

This is a journey of joyful discovery, of having an open heart and observing detail with child-like eyes. My goal is to awaken in you that so long buried, effortless enthusiasm for life, to find a positive in everything, to go to sleep at night with a renewed spirit of hope.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margo Dill
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 21:22:29

    This all sounds terrific, Annette! I have a feeling your blog is REALLY going to take you places. 🙂


  2. abbyplambeck
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 21:36:22

    “Cranky curmudgeon” is my new favorite phrase. 🙂 Annette, it’s evident that you’re living what you believe, and I think you’re going to open your readers’ eyes to the inherent beauty in all kinds of “common” places. I’m eager to find out which one you’ll explore next!


    • annettecrey
      Sep 19, 2011 @ 11:44:56

      Thank you, Abby – I’m anxious to see where I’ll go next, too. Some targets have been a surprise to me. I feel like a lot of this is out of my hands. Perhaps once someone has really found their niche, there is that perception.


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