Do you have a filter to decide which ideas to take in or keep out? If I like a quotation and the reference is given, I like to research that person and see where he or she stands on important stuff. What about you?
You & Jello – If you’ve ever made a Jello mold you know that it takes hours to gel. Sometimes we can feel like wobbly gelatin, in that, we get all this input, input, input with no time for it to settle into our brains. Allow yourself time for the gelling process to occur. [...]
Here’s something I learned when waiting tables during those college years: Never waste a trip. Scan your environment to see what can easily be done on your way to or from somewhere. It may be as simple as taking things from upstairs to downstairs.
Instead of asking, “What do I want to do when I grow up?” ask, “Who do I want to be now?”
Clarity isn’t always that easy to find. Sometimes it comes when you least expect it. Be patient!
We all laughed back in the day when the candidates for Miss America or just about any other beauty pageant answered questions about what they would like to do if nominated for the crown. The canned response would be something like, “Bring about world peace.” Who could possibly be offended by that answer? We all [...]
Happiness… It’ so important to us that America’s Founding Fathers included it in our Declaration of Independence, “…that among our unalienable rights are LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS”. I was trying to sleep this morning, but at 4am that was no longer an option. It was bugging me that I couldn’t figure this [...]
Just doing errands – who would have thought it? I walked into his tiny shop expecting nothing more than to drop off a chair I had ‘rescued’ and was now having reupholstered with a caramel and salmon damask fabric remnant that I had found for $35. Dressed neatly in a buttoned-down shirt and dress slacks, [...]
On my walk a few days ago, I noticed a baby duck swimming about and making sweet chirping noises like you would hear from another type of bird. It was definitely not a quacking sound. He seemed to be looking for his mama. He looked kind of scraggly and rather porcupine-y for a duck. I [...]
Have you ever stepped on a Grapenut (the cereal)? You know the extra kernels that fall out of the box when you carefully measure your morning feast, ensuring that you are pouring the correct serving size? They may be tasty little nuggets, especially with the addition of milk and fresh blueberries floating about like mini [...]