Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you're home. ~ Carol Nelson Thanksgiving is the weekend we put up our Christmas tree and decorate for the holidays. The boys would get excited as my husband pulled the . . .
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu This Thanksgiving marks the fourth Thanksgiving without my Mom; it will also be the first Thanksgiving my brother’s family will sit down to without my nephew, who . . .
If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? ~ Author unknown, quoted by Jacob M. Braude I can’t stand bullying and mean . . .
Don't find fault. Find a remedy. ~Henry Ford It is amazing how things can change in just twelve months. This morning as I looked at our online family calendar, I inadvertently clicked “November 2018”; I scanned the calendar, curious to . . .
Keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light. ~Author Unknown Yesterday I returned from a three-day retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains, getting away was like a breath of fresh air, and a wonderful chance to get centered and . . .
Greatness is not what you have, but what you give. – Alice Hocker The other day, my meditation homework was to answer the questions "What are my talents?" and "How can I give that to the world?" I pondered those questions throughout . . .
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. For the past six weeks or so I’ve been sharing photos of smiles that I see in . . .
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill Last week I received some feedback that set reeling and questioning my own abilities. While the feedback was kind of, but not surprising, it still . . .
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~Ray Bradbury Yesterday morning, my alarm went off at 3:15 AM. I dragged myself . . .
“I’ve spent half my life collecting things and the other half getting rid of it” – My Mom My son’s Eagle Scout Fundraiser, a rummage sale, was on Saturday; I am relieved it is over, grateful that the guestroom used as a . . .