“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel … Continue reading Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.
This post is a combination of emotions today. I am humbled to put myself in front of you. I am advocating for a cause I believe in so strongly because I have lived it and I am sharing a piece … Continue reading Humility, Advocacy and “The Greatest Love.”
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for” ~ Anonymous Oh how this is all true and the last part I feel everyday, … Continue reading Shorter Days, Longer Nights, and a Future Worth Living For.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller There is a wet film pooling … Continue reading When one door closes a new door to happiness opens.
I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school. But I this morning I started reading Mary Tyler Mom’s post about raising money for pediatric cancer, and my plans quickly changed. I remembered the flood of emotion I felt when I read Donna’s Cancer Story and my heart ached for her mother. I hope I… Continue reading Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.
“We are always getting ready to live, but never living” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Within this smile, is a spirit that is in fact living and ready for anything that comes its way. Little E inspires me everyday to look … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready, Set, Live.
This post is by no means original, but it’s worth repeating as we all swirl around in our busy lives, prioritizing, juggling and re-prioritizing. What’s also lovely about this post, is that my friend K, one of the G8 (my … Continue reading A Balancing Act with a “Mayonnaise Jar & 2 Beers”
“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.” ~John Steinbeck. I have a another post stored up inside of … Continue reading Big and Little.
“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” ~ Unknown As I go to write this post, the thing that comes across the most about these 2 very funny, insightful and yet vulnerable people is … Continue reading Where do the chronicles of “Klonopin” and “Unconventional Wisdom” meet? On “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration!”
There is no time for a quote, for this we must dive right in… Like Holly states in her post, http://www.notaperfectmomsblog.com/2012/01/help-amelia-spread-the-word/#comment-6625 I had not intended to post today, but when I saw this on Elastamom’s blog, I had to help spread the word and I immediately signed the petition. It’s a real life, happening now, story of a little girl who is not being granted a life-saving kidney transplant because the doctors have decided that her quality of life isn’t worth using the kidney to preserve. What?! Who gets to decide that? Who makes that decision? What gives anyone the … Continue reading Help Amelia and Spread the Word.