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Breaking Routine and Gaining Inspiration….

June 2, 2011

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  “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh Like so many of you, as much as I tend to be the “Hub” of our family unit, coordinating, scheduling, planning, anticipating, worrying, rushing, and managing chaos, I also sometimes allow these activities to […]

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Reminding me and you that we deserve the best…but what it means to you is up to you.

June 1, 2011

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The Precious Gift of Time….

May 31, 2011

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Normally, as we all know, I start my posts off with a quote, but instead I will be closing with something you may have already seen in the form of an email forward at some point (no it’s not the Nigerian Prince who is asking for money, but perhaps one of these times it may […]

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Baby Steps become Milestones…

May 19, 2011

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“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey  When I looked for the quote to summarize what I wanted to say through this post, I saw a lot […]

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Ron Gutman’s Findings on the “Hidden Power of Smiling”

May 17, 2011

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Due to kindness and the subsequent dive into smiling as an act of kindness, as well as it being “Sage Advice and Quote Tuesday”, I found this interesting Ted Talk. More on the “Power” of your smile…even if it’s just at your children, spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, friend, stranger, cat or dog…SMILE!

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Chasing watermelons is easy, being “normal” is hard…

May 12, 2011

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“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal”. ~ Albert Camus To me the word “normal” is hilarious.  Who gets to define “normal”?  And what gives the person who defined “normal” the right to be the barometer for all that is “normal”?  What happens when what is “normal” gets a kink […]

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Fan Favorite Quote from “Sage Advice” Tuesday…..

May 11, 2011

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“When one door closes, another door opens. Until then, it’s hell in the hallway.” ~ submitted by Nissa Seriously, can’t we all identify with this and if you create a visual in your head, it’s really quite hilarious…. Cheers to lots of strength, hope and ammunition in the hallway… I am opening the good bottle […]

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Sage Advice Tuesday, What’s your Advice?

May 10, 2011

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“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 time to offer your thoughts as often another’s perspective can help give us the nugget […]

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Being and staying strong while feeling powerless…hard but possible.

May 9, 2011

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“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”  ~Unkwown Today, I needed to be like this oak tree.  Strong, stable, wise, and grounded.  Instead I feel more like a weeping willow. In coming […]

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Thoughts about a Mother’s Love…Happy Mother’s Day.

May 6, 2011

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Capturing “A Mother’s Love” in words is not truly possible but in just a few short sentences in someone else’s words, this is a snapshot of what I wish for my own children as they grow in this world~ “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to […]

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