“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more … Continue reading What I learned from American Idol, once I stopped pitching it….
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” — Maya Angelou I guess this is my attempt at putting some “style” into ‘mynewfavoriteday’ outside of references to fashion and shoes! I have posted this on my Facebook profile, but I also wanted to post it here so it can live in the heart of where it belongs, in the blog: It’s only :35 seconds but it captures our journey in a unique way that led me to the creation of mynewfavoriteday and I … Continue reading The journey to get to ‘mynewfavoriteday’ as a Google video…
“To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In honor of all of you who have given me such sage advice, today is the first “Sage Advice” Tuesday on Mynewfavoriteday Please take the … Continue reading Sage Advice Tuesday, What’s your Advice?
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” ~ Wayne Dyer … Continue reading What gives you purpose? A journey worth taking…
Finally getting off 24/7 oxygen support: Priceless Congratulations to our precious E, who was told yesterday by her pulmonary doctor that we can take her off oxygen during the days and only use it at night. A huge step for E and for our family. There are no really words to describe how we feel and this is a deeply seeded emotional experience for us as a family so I will not explore these emotions openly today but I will say Hope, Faith, Love, Resilience, and Friendship, Intuition, Prayers, Positive thoughts and An Excellent Medical Team provided the foundation for … Continue reading Hope: Free, Faith: Free, Love: Free,
“Life gives us brief moments with another…but sometimes in those brief moment we get memories that last a life time…” ~ Unknown As I am getting … Continue reading Bottles vs. Blackberries. Remember to “engage” not with technology but your life.
“Your inside voice, called instincts, is trying to tell you something…use your outside voice to speak up. Just start talking and the words will come…don’t be … Continue reading Hear your inner voice, use your outer voice and know it matters.
And sometimes all it takes is a quiet ask for help to show great courage. What will be your first step? Continue reading In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.
“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth” ~ Albert Einstein So you might be asking yourself, what does Albert Enstein have to do with Dory from “Finding Nemo” or rather where the heck is she going with this post? I know it seems a bit obtuse, but hang in here with me and I will explain. Have you ever looked at the same thing everyday and suddenly one day when you wake up you look at that same thing completely different? That happened … Continue reading Courage to take a fearful step can come from unlikely places, like a fish named Dory.
“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you” ~ Ben Folds Since it’s nighttime and I just put my precious E & Q down to sleep, I want to say thank you to everyone who visited us today and for those who did and felt moved by “Welcome to Holland,” here is what I think E would have said to me before she went to sleep. Thank you for this HUGE boost today for me and my family but also for everyone else that has been to Holland through their children, parents or … Continue reading From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.