You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet My niece is getting married this month and the excitement of wedding plans, bridal showers, and . . .
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust I am sitting out on the deck at the lodge where we vacation each summer. I never get tired of the view of the . . .
To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart. ~Francesco Guicciardini Last Tuesday as I sat around the dinner table with my husband and boys, I couldn’t help but smile, I had had a productive day. I finished my . . .
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls This year marked the third Mother’s Day without my Mom, and the first Mother’s Day I’ve been away from my children as I venture through London with a bestie and make my way over to Wales . . .
Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin Over the weekend I searched Next Door under “In Search Of” (ISO), it is like a game, looking for people who are looking for things that I am trying to get rid or/pass along in my journey toward . . .
Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. ~Sakyong Mipham My younger son was upset with me last week as we drove off for a “Mom and Me” outing to Santa Cruz. He was out of school for Ski Week and we had made plans to do something each day leading . . .
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice Over the past few days, the early morning temperature has been hovering in the mid-‘30s; I don’t like these low temperatures and the feeling of being cold from head to toe. I’ve always . . .
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” ― Dr. Seuss Last week when I sat down to work on my scheduled “15 minutes of decluttering", I wasn’t looking forward to cleaning out two stacked Crate and Barrel baskets that were full of artwork, cards and . . .
Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Norman Vincent Peale I love my daily habit of pulling out three slips of paper and writing three things that I am grateful for, adding the date, then placing them in my gratitude jar in my office. My shelf is full of Mason jars, each one crammed . . .
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. ~Chinese Saying I’ve always had a love for books and a passion for reading. As a child, I enjoyed going to our local library, walking through the stacks, exploring . . .