I was taught early in life that joy and happiness did not come from how big my bank account was. It didn’t come from the number of friends I had or what I was doing. It came from no place in general, and I found myself in those feelings of joy and happiness in places… Read More
Dear Santa 2018
This is that time of year where I start to receive those Christmas Cards from friends and relatives. Inside those precious cards there are sometimes notes from the people that sent them, updating, telling me all about their year, all the things they and their family did and accomplished. Sometimes there messages around how such… Read More
Because you are human – you will fail.
One night at Toastmasters a member presented a reading of a commencement address that was dated back to 1983. After listening to her passionate presentation, I felt that the words while very significant, not only for the time period to which it was written, but for today too. Ursula K. Le Guinness addresses the graduation… Read More
The Blue Songbird Lesson
Tolstoy wrote, “This is the entire essence of life: Who are you? What are you?” While researching for a recent Toastmasters project, I came across this children’s book about a young Blue Songbird in search of a song. A song that she could call her own. And of course my mind went to several metaphors… Read More
A Tribute to my Mom, I did not want to do…The Dash that needs to be filled.
This past weekend was bitter sweet. It was Mother’s Day and with the recent passing of my Mother in February of this year, it would be the first time she would not be with us during this significant time. It was also the time we as a family choose to be together and celebrate her… Read More