post

Expectations

shattered expectations

I sat there with a big smile on my face and my eyes as big as saucers as I practically salivated with expectation. For sure I would be getting the doll that I had pointed out to Mom in the store. Ever since I had shown it to her, I could see myself brushing my doll's hair, putting beautiful outfits … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

Who Are You Forgetting?

Don't forget

It was just a minor surgery - a cyst removal on my little toe. But it was enough to be on crutches, to have to wear a surgical shoe, and uproot my usual habits for 2 - 3 weeks.  Many of my friends and family knew about it. But it just dawned on me today that they all forgot about it. Only one dear … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

The Magic of Gratitude

Walking in the dark

It was almost completely dark. Not a sound was heard except the pattering of the rain on the leaves of the trees. I felt the tears on my face, but they left me cold and without comfort. Every where I looked I saw grey and black as I shivered in the storm. I walked in familiar woods - it all … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

Courage in the Storm

Find the courage in the storm

A friend of mine came to me last week at her wits end. For many years she had a dream of owning her own hair salon. She had been working for various salons over the years and was tired of working for someone else. But she had just come back from a third meeting with a bank and was turned down for a … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

Finding Happy

Happy is YOU!

After I wrote a blog post the other day about Nick Vujicic, I realized that there was a lot left out. For instance, how does one go from sad, depressed, or grief stricken to happy? How do we end up finding happy? Finding Happy We hear Nick talk about the difficulties of having no arms or legs and … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

Change Your Mind and Just Be Happy

Life Without Limits or Limbs

I was just sitting down to work this morning and ran across an article and video that I just HAD to share with you. The video gives a whole new meaning to inspiration. It's about a remarkable man named Nick Vujicic. He was born with a rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome. He has no arms or … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

The Universe Connects and Empowers Us

The Universe is our Guide and Friend

My Mom and The Universe The beautiful words that you see on the above image came to me one day last week as I sat in my Mom's favorite chair. Feeling so lost without my dear sweet friend,  I prayed desperately for some direction and comfort. Sweetly and gently these words bubbled up from some deep, … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

Worth A Thousand Words

horses-gallop

Pictures tell a story, bring light, radiate an energy, lighten a load, cherish our memories, bring joy, reveal anticipation, pass time, portray Truth, congratulate and honor, step us fully into fantasy, bring about change, while away the time, eulogize, memorize, brighten a life, sing, … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

post

More About Mary

Professor Mary Laprade

Yesterday marked a turning point: we had a memorial (we called it the Celebration of Mary Laprade) for my Mom who passed away  on August 18th, 2013. I have spoken of the strengths and challenges that she and I experienced toward the end of her life in previous posts. But here I would like to share … [Read more...]

Share this page

 

image
Helen Keller Quote

[Read more...]

Share this page