Thankful for the Promise of Tomorrow

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha   My morning startedContinue reading “Thankful for the Promise of Tomorrow”

In Gratitude for Love and Marriage

“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.” ~ Oliver Herford   Increasing our gratitude efforts in the month of November can allow us to reflectContinue reading “In Gratitude for Love and Marriage”

Strength in numbers and my personal #metoo

“Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men’s eyes when deciding what provokes it.” ~ Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth   My father was a traveling salesman for a book publishing company. Part of his compensation package included a leased company vehicle that he would sign for every few years. We hadContinue reading “Strength in numbers and my personal #metoo”

Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st

When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  ~ Marcus Aurelius The month of November is a special time for me. For one, it is the month of my birth, and for that simple fact, I’m forever enamored with allContinue reading “Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st”

A Mother’s Reflection on Rest and Rejuvenation

“What is the scent of water?” “Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew.” ― Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water   An excerpt from my journal, dated September 16, 2013: Soon, I head out on a much-needed vacation that was masterminded by none other than my mother. She and I, along with my two sistersContinue reading “A Mother’s Reflection on Rest and Rejuvenation”