Gratitude

Eight ways to make dinner time more meaningful

Dinner lands at a strategic point in the day. For most people, the evening meal caps a day of work, school, living on the run, stress, and demands from all

Graduation Day: Welcome to adulthood!

We’re in that season…the season of beginnings, endings, ceremony, commencement speeches. This weekend I’m attending a family college graduation. I was not asked to give the speech. But this is

Unselfish giving: be a light to your world

I like to think I’m the giving type, and I want to be transparent about what I do. I try to practice unselfish giving. Do you realize every human interaction

I get to…

Some days I need a re-set. Most of the time I’m on the up side of life, and I feel it. I have a smile, and a spring in my

From sea to shining sea

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.   ~ J.R.R. Tolkien June 2016. This is a crazy time…US politics are surreal, international politics are turned

Authentic vs intentional

I’m learning to live without defenses. I’ll probably still be learning this when I’m 80, or 100, or 53…doesn’t matter the age I ultimately achieve, the lesson will be ongoing,

No fear!

This site launched last week, and the book as well, and thanks to the generosity of so many on Facebook and Twitter, posting and re-posting my announcement of the free Kindle listing, I

Giving for the joy of it

When my son was a middle schooler, he started pet sitting in our neighborhood. When I asked him about pricing, how he would set his fees, he said he was

Write makes might!

Aahh…Blogging 201 is finished, and I learned a lot. It wasn’t evident from my postings, because I haven’t been posting. But the daily tasks have been been thought provoking, made

Spirit of gratitude

“Gratitude precedes the miracle.” The first time I read that I thought the words implied some sort of magic formula: if you live a life of gratitude, more good things

Bare necessities

I’m wandering around in the little apartment that is a temporary home, looking for things I know I brought over, wondering how anything could be lost in this small space.

The Valley of Indecision

So I have an offer on the house…lower than I wanted, so I’ve countered. And now I wait to hear. The prospective buyers have until Wednesday at 5:00. I doubt