New Year, Old Reminders


(Shared from Pinterest) As we all head into a new year, perhaps full of good intentions (and you know what they say about those), it seems like a good time to look at guiding sentiments with new eyes and new breath. To take words like these and make them tenants for ourselves and for our treatment and interactions with others is a choice and a gift. When we observe, see, listen, hear, act, speak, think and feel, we can practice compassion, patience, kindness, and empathy with ourselves and others. I hope you will agree if we stop to do this … Continue reading New Year, Old Reminders

The winner of the beautiful charm necklace and an amazing story…


This image seemed ever so appropriate as I announce the winner of the lovely charm necklace giveaway.  First, let me say that KSP selected the name in a random drawing, so you can both love and hate him…visualize me pointing … Continue reading The winner of the beautiful charm necklace and an amazing story…

Amazing Story of a little boy who was given one more chance.


 “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” ~ Don Williams, Jr. I saw this story and it made me ever so grateful for everything in my life.  I wrote the other day about how everything can change in an instant and how we should be grateful for each moment and when I think about how this boy, his family, his friends, the people watching, the people following this story experienced each moment until he woke up, it makes you realize just how … Continue reading Amazing Story of a little boy who was given one more chance.

The true beauty of true friendship


“Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends.” ~ Unknown Hello, hello, hello.  So happy to be back with everyone.  As you may have inferred from my somewhat chaotic ramblings the week before last, the swirling amount of to-dos came to their proverbial head last week as we tried to … Continue reading The true beauty of true friendship

The gift of the first time…there is still time.


“We must become the change we want to see.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Ok, so perhaps that title is a little risqué, but for those of you who may think ‘mynewfavoriteday’ has gone into the gutter, it hasn’t, ok maybe sometimes, … Continue reading The gift of the first time…there is still time.

The Magic of the World through a Child’s Eyes…


  Ok, so I know this seems a bit random but bear with me on this.  I have been running around like a crazy person doing a million things (like always, I know, I know), but there have been many firsts happening in our household for all members on the family and so today, while in the midst of the madness I don’t have the time to type my usual posts (I will do that tonight) I wanted to share the reminder of what that wonderment is like…what it feels like and then see how and where you can apply … Continue reading The Magic of the World through a Child’s Eyes…

“When walls go up, walls come down”. It takes a Village.


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank As I mentioned yesterday, I am taking this week to focus on the idea that “It takes a Village”.  As this started … Continue reading “When walls go up, walls come down”. It takes a Village.