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 . . .
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth This piece is dedicated to my friend Roxanne, who always provides support, love, and encouragement and who's not afraid to call it as she sees it. I love connecting with others and find it very rewarding to communicate . . .
“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 . . .
The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. ~Author Unknown The other week I was working with a client who was concerned about something that she had not completed and had made a self-deprecating statement about not having found a job. “Yet,” I said, . . .
Always live up to your standards — by lowering them, if necessary. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 The other week I felt like I had hit a wall with my writing and I couldn’t get over or around it; it . . .
Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown It is very hard for me to articulate some of the frustrations that are the roller coaster of Lyme, it's a daily struggle. My email response to my younger son's teacher may be the closest I can get to . . .
The pleasure of nostalgia is never without its companion, loneliness. ~Isuna Hasekura The scent of the sherry cake permeated the air as I opened the oven door. I closed my eyes and breathed in deeply, taking in the delightful smell of sherry and nutmeg: I was instantly reminded of my Mom. My . . .
"When the dark cloud of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass.” -Bryant McGill Last week was full of unfortunate events. It started on Sunday morning when I got some news that I wasn’t expecting; it came out of nowhere . . .
Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player. ~Author Unknown This morning I realized I made a mistake; a big, fat, ugly mistake. The feeling in the pit of my stomach was horrible and I felt a wave of nausea sweep over me. “How . . .