Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James Last week I was lucky enough to spend quality time with my Dad; he had just arrived home after a week of fly fishing on the Dean River and was just getting settled back . . .
Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment. ~Author Unknown It’s Labor Day weekend and we’re home, choosing not to travel or be on the road. The neighborhood is blissfully quiet as several neighbors have . . .
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. ~Lillian Dickson Today, on the eve of my birthday, I received news that shook me to the core: a friend of mine had suffered a stroke and was in ICU; the . . .
“Have the courage to build your life around what is really most important to you.” ― Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home: A Room-By-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life Three days ago, I received an email from my editor: “Karen, . . .
“Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out” – Unknown Yesterday morning I texted my younger brother, “3 years today” with a sad emoji. It was 5:16 AM and I knew he would be up. Sure enough, he texted back: “Sad day. I miss . . .
If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. ~Andrea Boydston Tomorrow marks the sixth anniversary of my Pulmonary embolism, six years! Six years ago my life changed dramatically, my view and vision of who I am . . .
Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson Today, my older son turned 17 and this year, as he has for the past several years, has chosen a minimalistic birthday: a gift of cash, dinner with our family, and his favorite chocolate cake from Kathy’s Creative . . .
The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. ~Mad Magazine Several months ago, in my declutter group, I shared a list of subject lines from one day’s worth of email. I had made . . .
One may go a long way after one is tired. ~French proverb Over the weekend, I attended my niece’s wedding. It was a beautiful, warm day and as I enjoyed the cocktail reception, a family member came up to me and asked me how I was feeling and how the kids . . .
If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown Last week after Pilates class I asked my friend Snigdha if she had read my recent blog post “Company Eggs”. She usually sends me a text with a kind comment or general feedback, . . .