Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer A few weeks ago, I attended an event and was directed to park off road in a dark, unlit area. I was one of the first guests there, so the homeowner came out to direct me to off-street parking across . . .
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from my younger son’s science teacher: Dear Karen, I wanted to reach out and let you know that C had a great lab day! He set the example for multi-tasking and working on the . . .
All sorrows are less with bread. ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote This week my joints and legs have been achy, I’ve experienced frequent air hunger, and a veil of sadness weighs me down. Lyme is testing my patience. The effects of Lyme diminish considerably when I adhere to a . . .
When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door. ~Author Unknown On Thanksgiving morning, I opened my email and read an email from a friend in my women’s club: “Thank you for the vintage Bundt pan. It’s even more special as your mom gave it to you. Will definitely make the sherry . . .
"Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality." ~Alfred Painter After my PE in 2013, I began to start each day with reflection and then follow up by jotting down three or four notes of gratitude on tiny slips of paper. The slips of paper would then be folded over once and . . .
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence. ~Honoré de Balzac, Scènes de la vie Parisienne A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a minor disagreement about who was going to pick up our younger son from water polo. I do about 90% of the driving to and from school, . . .
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky Yesterday, while looking at the “Memories” feed on my Facebook page, I stopped scrolling when I came across a post from November 13, 2013; my post that day was a “check-in” at the California Cancer Center in San Mateo followed by three . . .
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa Note: My recent post “Want-Need-Wear-Read” left me feeling the need to finish this post originally started as “The Pantry.” Enjoy. My toe dipped into the world of Minimalism in January 2011 when I was drawn to the book . . .
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James This past weekend when I was driving down Burlingame Avenue, I saw the word “Merry” painted on the window in Pottery Barn. In the corner of my eye, I could see holiday colors and what looked to be a Christmas tree. “Christmas? . . .
One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. ~Sidney Howard People often ask me “How do you stay motivated?" when they hear I’ve completed over 1,000 classes at the Pilates studio or that I climbed Half Dome again and over the course of my life, many . . .