Finding Strength in being Happy in Holland when I wanted to go to Italy.


“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” … Continue reading Finding Strength in being Happy in Holland when I wanted to go to Italy.

What I learned from Justin Bieber, a dancing monkey, Elmo and Godzilla.


“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” ~ Dr. Seuss As I have mentioned before, since I was a child and even now, I am a fairly serious person.  I am a paradox in my own mind, in that I love love love to laugh, yet I have found myself battoning down the hatches when often others are so freely laughing. I cannot exactly say why this is, other than I have always shouldered a great deal of responsibility in my life and therefore never felt the same light-heartedness that others around me so clearly … Continue reading What I learned from Justin Bieber, a dancing monkey, Elmo and Godzilla.

If your instincts are talking to you, stop and listen…it’s rude not to.


The most decisive actions of our life… are most often unconsidered actions.  ~André Gide, The Counterfeiters, 1926 So this morning when I woke up, I my instincts told me this day had the chance to be a doozy of a day.  First, while for the past nearly 18 months (actually longer since I couldn’t sleep when I was pregnant either, so make that 2.5 years!) I have woken up several times a night, but, since I haven’t been feeling well, I had been exhausted and sleeping much harder than normal for the past 2 nights (no I am not pregnant).  So perhaps, … Continue reading If your instincts are talking to you, stop and listen…it’s rude not to.

A Question of… Fate? Yes, I think it is.


You know that saying, that when God closes a door he opens a window, well, sometimes out of nowhere he’ll do you one better and he’ll kick a whole wall down.  ~Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, Glee Ok, so maybe it’s a little cheesy (I actually like Glee, but KSP subscribes to Dave Grohl’s position on the show), but I can’t help it because this is exactly how I feel about today.  Today is April 6, a big day for us as it is the adjusted birthday of the babies, they are officially 15 months and this time … Continue reading A Question of… Fate? Yes, I think it is.

A Playlist for Faith, Love, and Being Just as You Are…


“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Thank goodness for Washington Irving, at least now I don’t feel so silly for crying constantly the past 2 days!  I loved this quote because you can feel the words  in the deep place in your soul where when you read something it reverberates off the page back at you and says, yes, you are right, hold on to these words.  I continue to be … Continue reading A Playlist for Faith, Love, and Being Just as You Are…