Monday, November 9, 2015


Who knew that finding a perfectly fine 1/2 sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mints in the pantry could change the mood of the day?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Seven Dollars

Could make all the difference to more than one person you might meet today.  Do something with just $7.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Perfect Bite of Life

My sister reminds me that there are things that need to be said and heard, and that it isn't always the right thing to do to 'keep it to yourself'. She doesn't know that's what we talked about, the subject was a bit less esoteric, and yet the message I got was 'write more'.

All my conversations with others today have had a similar theme, so now I must pay attention.  You know, when the message is repeated and comes at you in lots of different ways, either it's something you need to hear and haven't yet or it's something you're listening for and are now ready to take it in.  Well, ok.

For today I want to say this:  Take time to reflect on life.  Do it often; do it with purpose.  Look for that place, that thing, that way that you are that feels good and right.  Look for the 'perfect bite', when everything comes together and for a moment life is magical.  Usually this is accompanied by a small smile to yourself when you realize what has happened.  No one else will really understand, and you will know.

Keep breathing.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Running down hill

Life is sometimes like running down hill. You get going pretty fast, not thinking things through, not considering the speed that might build up and that you might land badly at the bottom.  So, you start down. It feels exhilarating.  You're smiling. Things are going well. It's fun.  You get going faster and faster. Your legs can barely keep up. You land in a heap.  Ow.  
When we're kids, we climb the hill again, having learned about the hill and our legs and our mind that we forgot to use the first time, then go about it differently. This time we lie down and roll, laughing the whole way to the bottom. 
Let's not forget to do as adults that thing that came naturally to us as kids.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Getting Through

Sometimes life just seems like something you have to get through.  Daily tasks and responsibilities need to be taken care of, people need your time and attention, you need to travel from here to there.  I'd like to talk for a minute about life being lived on purpose.

Take a good look at how you spend your time.  Inventory, even for one afternoon, each activity you do and how long you spend doing it.  Seriously, make a list.  Thing I do:    Time spent doing it:
Then, add a column.  My choice  Yes/No, and indicate whether doing that thing was your choice or not.

Do it before you read on....

When you get done with this exercise, you will have a really good idea whether or not your life is being lived for your own purpose or someone else's.  Then, go back and change all the No items to Yes.  Each thing you do all day, every day is REALLY YOUR CHOICE.  When we really want something different, we make different choices.  Each choice you make that takes you toward the thing that you want moves you forward to a life you love living.  Getting through life is no longer how you live.  Being in life in each moment becomes your new normal because you are now aware.