Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures
February 2011 Archives

Famously Eleanor Roosevelt insisted, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  Eleanor elevated herself above her fears by lifting her thinking into the realm of what is possible. Do you have someone in your life who inspires […]

Our lives are simply a succession of nows.   (taken from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press) Cocoa calmly greeted me as I step out from the post office. Cocoa was an uber friendly chocolate Labrador Retriever. I was buzzingly busy with […]

Embrace your convictions without apology.   (quote from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press)   “Well, I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with you…” Conflict is not at the top of many people’s list of favorite things.  There are times when […]

Extend your hand with the strongest reach.  (from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press)   I’m carried a letter dated December 26, 1772 around in my journal for the month of September last year.  Did the author of this letter have […]

concentric circles. ever outward. a good word, a helpful gesture, and generosity of spirit.   these are the resilient… jewels that hold the real worth in the world.

I was in the middle of a creative muddle when my phone notified me I had a text message.  My husband was all out of cold medicine and his cough was starting up.  Could I please go to the pharmacy?  […]

You can call a radio station and ask that a song be played, “dedicated to…” someone special.  You can make a donation to an organization and dedicate that generosity to a particular person.  Dedicating a book to someone is a […]

People often ask me if receiving  a brand new book I’ve written is like having a baby.  Comparing creating anything to a mom giving birth is a little too much.  While the actual birth experience only exists for me in […]

The irony of the artistic moment was not lost on me. I was laying out a design based on the word IMPERFECTION.  I ran out of space in the design field and had to wrap the last four letters in […]

It has been said so many different ways.  “While others sleep, you stand watch.” My husband and I share from our basket, whether it is a little low or flowing over the brim, with soldiers that are deployed on foreign […]