What I learned from American Idol, once I stopped pitching it….


“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more … Continue reading What I learned from American Idol, once I stopped pitching it….

Baby Steps become Milestones…


“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 … Continue reading Baby Steps become Milestones…

Kindness in Chaos…it starts with me and you.


“Love is saying ‘I feel differently’ instead of ‘You’re wrong.’” ~ Unknown If you are anything like me you tend to live your life in fast forward, always moving at the speed of light (or at least feeling like you … Continue reading Kindness in Chaos…it starts with me and you.

The journey to get to ‘mynewfavoriteday’ as a Google video…


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” — Maya Angelou I guess this is my attempt at putting some “style” into ‘mynewfavoriteday’ outside of references to fashion and shoes!  I have posted this on my Facebook profile, but I also wanted to post it here so it can live in the heart of where it belongs, in the blog: It’s only :35 seconds but it captures our journey in a unique way that led me to the creation of mynewfavoriteday and I … Continue reading The journey to get to ‘mynewfavoriteday’ as a Google video…

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…

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


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

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


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

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


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

What gives you purpose? A journey worth taking…


“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” ~ Wayne Dyer … Continue reading What gives you purpose? A journey worth taking…