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 . . .
Chance is always powerful, let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. ~Ovid Last week I had coffee with a woman whose son went to school with my older son; she and I hadn’t seen each other . . .
I’ve been remiss about writing and posting a Thursday blog post about my family’s journey with Lyme; part of me justifies this by telling myself I am tired of whining and complaining about symptoms, treatments and the highs and lows of Lyme; the . . .
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 . . .
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~Henri Bergson September 7th marked the two-year anniversary of my first climb to the top of Half Dome; 382 days later, I had . . .