"Feeding someone is . . .for me, it's a way of showing love, by providing nourishment that comes from my own creativity and craft." -- Susan Wiggs, The Beekeeper's Ball Looking back at the events of last week. . . If I had to choose one moment that really sticks in my mind, it would … Continue reading Jambalaya on the Front Porch
Often I am my own worst enemy. And you are my best cheerleaders. My friends, my co-workers, my family -- the significant people in my life. You are the ones who tell me I'm "amazing" or "awesome" or "wonderful" or "fantastic." Truth is, I'm not. I'm "stubborn" and "willful" and "determined" and "tenacious." And I … Continue reading I’m possible (because of you)
"Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality." -- Dalai Lama I have no need to be immortal, let's get that straight. However, I love what I do and I realize from speaking with others that it is an interesting story (in a roundabout way) how I came from believing I'd be a secretary … Continue reading Share your Knowledge
"I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it." -- Rita Mae Brown For two years I was going to school to work on my Master's along with working full-time. Time seemed to always be rushed -- assignments to do, housework, laundry, cooking, cleaning, working, sleeping, reading, errands, etc. And … Continue reading Learning to Enjoy Each Day
"Sometimes over things that I did . . . you go, 'Why did you do that?' But in the end, I can't regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it." -- Robin Williams I was recently asked in an interview, "Is there anything you regret doing?" My first … Continue reading Make Your LIFE Spectacular
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." -- Philippians 4:8 NIV Life is not always joyful, right? Circumstances surround us at times that are far from joyful. Disappointments, hurts, misunderstandings, feelings of … Continue reading Think on These Things
"Joy is about feeling good -- in the moment -- right now." -- Ingrid Fetell Lee Ever have those days when you wonder whether you're on the right path and then suddenly events affirm what you've been thinking? And voila! You just KNOW that you are going in the right direction. My personal planner has … Continue reading I Saw the Signs . . .