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 . . .
The pleasure of nostalgia is never without its companion, loneliness. ~Isuna Hasekura My Mom’s birthday was yesterday; it was the third year we didn’t celebrate with her and the day felt a bit empty. January 2017 marked the first birthday without her. I remember thinking that it had been five . . .
The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present. ― Alice Morse Earle New Year’s Eve has always been a day where I rarely make plans or carry on any celebratory traditions; I . . .
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends. ~Margaret Thatcher As a young girl, I loved our Christmas tradition of getting up early, opening gifts, and being with my brothers and my parents. My Mom would play Christmas music and we . . .
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 . . .