Three Words Gave the World Someone Special

I have always known that words matter.  Words are powerful and in a single moment can make you feel loved and special but words said in the heat of anger or despair can also destroy. A word of encouragement from a parent, a teacher or a college professor can change the trajectory of a persons […]

Please Don’t Give This Away

I honestly do not like giving advice.  What works for me will probably not work for others. Also I don’t want to be that sanctimonious know it all that has all the answers because honestly I don’t.  I am muddling through life just like the rest of you hoping I am making the right decisions […]

I called and she picked up

I called and she picked up. I wasn’t sure if the number I had was her landline or her cell.  If it was her cell it was a gamble as she often lost it or it wasn’t charged so when she picked up I smiled. Several times I told her who I was but two […]

The Gift of Everyone’s Story

When my Dad was a boy he was rather introverted.  He much preferred to spend time with his dog and his duck. Yes a duck. My grandmother claimed this duck produced the tastiest eggs ever.  Never had a duck egg so guess I will take her word for it. In any case my father was […]

She was being brave and I missed it….

I was drying my hair the other day and thought I saw my first gray hair.  Oh the horrors.  Actually I laughed because I am overdue for one to show up and  several of my friends upon reading this are hating on me right now.  In my defense I can’t take credit for still having […]

Buy The Coffee Ice Cream :)

  When my kids were still at home I catered to their food preferences.  One would only eat cheese pizza and  another only pepperoni.  We always had Mac n Cheese on hand and the kind jelly they preferred.  In their toddler years there was always one who cried because their food was touching other food […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! Kindness Always Counts

I went running the other day.  My running has changed so much over the years and I love how I now have no expectations of speed, time or distance.  I am happy to be out there and enjoy nature.  I stop when I need to or take a walk break.  Aside from the cardio work-out […]

Finding Joy in an Unlikely Place

They say your parents are your first teachers. #Truth        Like most kids I thought my parents hung the moon and were the smartest people around.  That lasted until I was about 13 or 14.  At that point I couldn’t believe my parents had made it as far as they had without my […]

It Matters to Me

Dear Mom, It was so good to see you today!  I love your smile and how you light up when you see me. You looked good.  For 94 years young you look younger than some other people I know. Shhh..we will keep that a secret between us. You asked about Dad..as usual he is traveling […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! The Easy Way to Bring Joy to Yourself and Others

When was the last time you received a handwritten letter or note?  Bet it has been awhile. I love receiving unexpected notes or letters .  Even if I know everything that is going on in that persons life  it is always good to see familiar handwriting in my mailbox. You can bet it is the […]