Why can’t the moon be a ball? How you see things can change everything.


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin Yesterday, it must have been that so many of you saw the question I asked and photo I posted and said, “duh, Shannon, that’s … Continue reading Why can’t the moon be a ball? How you see things can change everything.

When is it time to make a change…any time you want.


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  ~Maria Robinson With everything going on lately, change has been top of mind.  For those that know me, change is not … Continue reading When is it time to make a change…any time you want.

Dealing with Stress…The Quiet Time between 2 Breaths.


“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”  ~Etty Hillesum So as you may all have guessed by now I am stressed out!  This should not come as a terrible … Continue reading Dealing with Stress…The Quiet Time between 2 Breaths.

Not being the same as everyone else makes us special…that’s the point.


As I read the following quote, I felt the feeling you get as tears start to well up in your eyes and you know soon the computer screen will become a bit more fuzzy.  Perhaps it is because of the many plates I am currently trying to keep spinning without breaking them all at once, or perhaps it’s just the familiar worry that acts a haunting lullaby in the back of mind when I watch E move constantly, or perhaps it’s just what it is a moment in time where I feel a bit scared about the future for our … Continue reading Not being the same as everyone else makes us special…that’s the point.

Trying to get out of feeling a little grumpy….


and so is this guy:) Happy Thursday and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  Make each day ‘yournewfavoriteday’ even when it’s hard to get out of a little  funk or you are feeling a little overwhelmed, like I am feeling today..I am using this guy to help remind me today is ‘mynewfavoriteday’ simply because I can still smile at this guy…:)   Continue reading Trying to get out of feeling a little grumpy….

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.

Thoughts about love for Father’s Day….


“There are three stages of a man’s life:  He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”  ~Author Unknown “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”  ~Bill Cosby “You will find … Continue reading Thoughts about love for Father’s Day….

Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.


  The irony of this picture is that I don’t totally subscribe to it because as I have said before I am a spiritual person; however, I do believe that we have choices and make them everyday and those are in your hands.  I had to remember that today as once again I had to confront all of my inner discomfort as Q’s Urologist called to discuss his test results from that horrible VCUG in May (clearly more traumatic for me that him as I still remember it clear as day as the “how could you betray me and tell … Continue reading Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.

Breaking Routine and Gaining Inspiration….


  “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, … Continue reading Breaking Routine and Gaining Inspiration….

The Process and Progress of “Letting Go”…


“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.” –Unknown Such … Continue reading The Process and Progress of “Letting Go”…