Crown

My daughter came home with a few arts and crafts pictures in her school folder.  Her artistic flair is coming along nicely.  This picture in particular, I knew she drew, but at first quick glance did not know what or who it was…so I asked her who did you draw? She replied, … [Read more...]

Praise

At the start of the school year, my daughter’s teacher handed out a copy of 101 ways to praise a child. It was a list of praise words that could genuinely mean the world to a child after a good deed or effort is done.  As we get older, praise in this way can still be effective … [Read more...]

64th Floor, Tower 1

I can still remember September 11th, 2001 so clearly, as if it was yesterday, not more than a decade ago.  With each passing year, I still feel the deep sadness, pain, and shock of it all.  My heart goes out to all of the families who have lost their loved ones.  I still watch … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, America

We are so blessed especially around this time of the year.  We are at home, enjoying the BBQ dinners, anticipating our garden to grow, and entertaining our newlywed houseguests who are in from Italy for their honeymoon.  They are getting a taste of the wonderful life we all enjoy … [Read more...]

Taking in the Moment

Have you ever appreciated someone more after not being with him/her for a period of time?  It’s true what they say about the expression, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”.  I did not even realize it, until last Sunday evening when I came home from a 5 day business trip.  … [Read more...]

Every Storm Runs out of Rain…

Has a song ever motivated or changed your way in thinking or helped you see a situation in a different light? I enjoy listening to music as I’m walking around my neighborhood.  It is calming, relaxing and helps me reflect upon the week’s events.  A song I never heard of … [Read more...]

Resolutions or Reflections?

How many years of making resolutions have we made vs. how many times have we followed through on them?  Do you have your own ratio of resolutions to completed resolutions?  If I was asked to count how many times I tried to lose a certain amount of weight as a New Year resolution, … [Read more...]

Thankful

As you get ready for Thanksgiving, whether cooking or planning to visit relatives and friends, I wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? I'm thankful for having my family all around this holiday.  Just recently, I'm also thankful and … [Read more...]

Are You Striking a Balance in your Life?

Did you ever hear of the saying “You can’t see the forest for the trees?”  or another way of putting it is “you can’t see the forest cause the trees are in the way?” I have heard of it a dozen times over the years and it really did not sink in until today. What does it … [Read more...]

Wanting a Perfect Ending…

Did you ever say or hear one of your friends say…if only this happened will I be much happier or I wish I could work from home and make my own hours or if I could just make this much money that my life will be that much easier? I have…plenty of times! If you read between … [Read more...]