Does a hearty chuckle count for Wordless Wednesday?


“I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.” ~ Cat Stevens Ok, so we all know by now, I am just wordy…embrace who … Continue reading Does a hearty chuckle count for Wordless Wednesday?

Not even my Louboutins could save me from “the Puppet Breakup” Incident.


“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy… is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.~ Ralph Waldo Trine With … Continue reading Not even my Louboutins could save me from “the Puppet Breakup” Incident.

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


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

In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.


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.

From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.


“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.

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.

A journey toward Happiness…well, mostly.


“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. ~ M. Scott Peck I first must say, I am so happy to writing this post tonight (this will seem very strange once you get to the subject matter, but the writing part is what brings me the joy, not the topic). As you may have guessed,  I took yesterday … Continue reading A journey toward Happiness…well, mostly.