Category Archives: gratitude

It’s a facebook world…we’re just living in it

I’ve been noticing some interesting things since my self imposed social media hiatus. No one uses plain old email anymore! I got on facebook in 2008 and in that time facebook has become everyone’s go to medium for communication all … Continue reading

Posted in baking, being present, choosing the simple path, coffee chats, e-mails, facebook break, friendship, gratitude, paying attention, phone calls, social media | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Ties That Bind

What is it about the ties that bind us that have the power to make us feel so good? My husband’s niece, her husband and their two adorable children are here visiting us from France for the week. My son … Continue reading

Posted in gratitude, hope, mothers and sons, what defines us | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Why should we give until it hurts?

In the aftermath and on going tragedy in Japan, I’ve been thinking about the nature of giving and receiving every day and in times of need. These disasters and tragedies seem to keep coming and we may find ourselves thinking, … Continue reading

Posted in choosing the simple path, gratitude, hope, what defines us | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Get outta Dodge! Who knows what you’ll find?

About a month ago, my stepsister offered us a week in her condo in Kirkwood, Tahoe. It would work out well with my son’s week off from school, but a ski vacation…really? Now? It felt extravagant. But I said to … Continue reading

Posted in being present, choosing the simple path, epiphanies, gratitude, memories, paying attention | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What do you want to be when you grow up?

We get that question from the time we’re able to talk, don’t we? And the answers seem so simple then, a fireman, a doctor, a teacher….I love my son’s answer, an inventor. And hey, sometimes it does come to pass, … Continue reading

Posted in career, choosing the simple path, epiphanies, gratitude, marriage, passion, what defines us | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

So, what are you doing?… And other questions that scare us

So, I went to see an old drama school friend perform his new one man show the other night. It was my second time seeing it because the first time I was so moved and then so mad at myself … Continue reading

Posted in being present, choosing the simple path, epiphanies, friendship, gratitude, hope, one day at a time, paying attention | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Whose HOPE is it anyway?

Every single one of us, that’s who. I’m a little fired up today because of something that happened to my friend. Her name is Jen and she’s full of hope. Literally, she is an Ambassador of Hope with this organization. … Continue reading

Posted in epiphanies, friendship, gratitude, hope, mothers and sons, recovery | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments