I Wish…

“I cannot say this too strongly: Do not compare yourselves to others. Be true to who you are, and continue to learn with all your might.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda This holiday season, we are inundated with cooking, decorating, and party-planning ideas. We are shown hundreds of pictures that illustrate perfection, but do not be fooled! This is not normal! No …

Believe You Will!

“It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson When it comes to keeping important appointments with doctors, other professionals, even our friends, we are diligent about arriving on time and having what we need for the meeting. That is called integrity and we pride ourselves in doing …

What Aren’t You Thankful For?!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. …

What Takes 5 Minutes and Lasts 24 Hours?

“To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine!” ~ Susan Lendroth Bills, fliers, insurance updates, privacy notices, and applications for more credit cards. This is a typical unveiling from the daily mailbox trip. Depressing and predictable. Today is a NEW day! Let’s be that one person who changes things up; the one who throws everyone’s day into a delightful …

You Can Do It!

“If you put off everything ’till you’re sure of it, you’ll get nothing done.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale Get something done today. Something small. Something that has been on your mind. Something important to you. If you have been thinking of that friend you haven’t seen or talked to in a good, long while, buy a card and send it …

Your Campaign

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Leave it to Ralph to bottom line it for us. You! You are a wonderful human being! You are strong! You are resilient! You are loving, and you are capable! In this Campaign season, thanks to a variety of media, we have become …

Better Way to Pave the Day!

Waking up naturally in the morning feels great after a good night’s sleep; not so good by the alarm after a restless night. Either way, you must face the day. Thinking back, I used to pop out of bed and hit the ground running in the mornings – especially Monday’s! There was so much to do! Now? I pause for …

Get Curious!

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious!” ~ Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a genius! Can you imagine him ever saying that he had no special talents? What made him great was exactly what he was good at – being curious. Most people would think that curiosity, alone, is not enough. What is? The gift of creativity, …

Discovery Goggles

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust Oh, how true this quote! On this Columbus Day, think about the idea of discovery – the excitement, the frustration, and the accomplishment that happens when we discover something. It could be something we have been looking for; it could be …