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 . . .
Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf. ~Jonatan Mårtensson Today, I woke up knowing exactly what I wanted to write about. I had an idea in my head, yet I couldn’t get to a point where I could articulate what I wanted to say. I . . .
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of Lyme. As my . . .
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 . . .
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young Yesterday, I mailed out our last holiday card. Yes, the last card was mailed out on January 4th, after the holidays ended. There was a time when I was extremely organized, and our family ran like a well-oiled machine. . . .
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 . . .
Goals are dreams with deadlines. ~Diana Scharf Hunt Yesterday morning, I spent the day after Christmas sitting on the sofa with a book, my coffee, and the dog. There is something special about having an entire day devoted to doing nothing except relaxing and nourishing the soul. As I sat in . . .
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 . . .
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years. ~Henry Moore Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of Lyme. When I had to take my car in for . . .