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    An inspirational lunch - Oct 1st, 2010
    I remember visiting a friend not too long ago and being shocked to learn that he rarely took advantage of the great cultural and historical sites around him. I challenged him to use his lunch hour to see some of the places from time-to-time. [more...]

    Inspirations; Part 4 - Sep 23rd, 2010
    I’m in need of bit of inspiration to remind me that I am working toward a brighter tomorrow. And in the process, maybe you’ll be inspired, too! [more...]

    Closer to a better tomorrow - Sep 18th, 2010
    Today’s quote from my “Be Good to Yourself” calendar came at just the right time. For a few weeks now I’ve been telling myself to get in gear and start working toward next year when I hope plan to attend graduate school in the UK. [more...]

    Being positive - Aug 18th, 2010
    I’m in full-on “fake it ‘til you make it“ mode these days. Or, at least, I’m trying to be. So today’s bit of inspiration from my way-awesome “Be Good to Yourself” calendar seemed fitting. [more...]

    Inspirations; Part 3 - Aug 13th, 2010
    I’ve done a lot of praying this past week in the hopes of finding the strength, courage, and inspiration I need to accept a challenge facing my already fragile world. My fears are great and my confidence is weak but I have faith. And my faith will see my through. [more...]

    A cup of inspiration - Jul 29th, 2010
    The smallest things inspire me. I find it surprising at times because one little, seemingly-inconsequential thing can draw the most amazing ideas from my mind. A simple smell can inspire me to write a short story; the sounds of children laughing... [more...]

    Inspirations; Part 2 - Jul 15th, 2010
    Because we all need a bit of inspiration from time-to-time… [more...]

    Whatifs - Jul 6th, 2010
    Whatifs are terrible little things. They hold us back from doing all of the important things in life. They feed on fear and worry and self-doubt. But Whatifs are silly and inconsequential things; they are a manifestation of our insecurities from the dark depths of our imaginations. [more...]

    Inspirations; Part 1 - Jun 8th, 2010
    My sister gave me a little desk calendar with daily inspirations. The theme is “Be Good to Yourself” and features a short quote on each of the Post-It-size tear-off days. (You get gypped, however, because it doubles-up on Saturday and Sunday, which is silly because the weekends are the days when you’ll want to make notes of events and happenings, but whatever…) [more...]

    It is still a beautiful world - Oct 11th, 2009
    I reflect quite often on the Desiderata these days. Mostly because I know that my Paul wants me to be happy and the words of the Desiderata seem to speak to that so very well. The world for me these days seems so bleak, so frightening, so lonely, but still, I know that there is goodness in it. I know that I will find my way through the misery and will be happy once again. I try each day to remember that there is so much good in the world, and that my life will continue and that it will be a good life. It’s difficult to do most days, but it is my duty as a wife to be the happy person my husband wants me to be. [more...]

    Vanity, thy name is widow - Aug 22nd, 2009
    I was a lucky woman. I had a wonderful husband who always wanted me to have the best things in life. He wanted me to shop and buy new clothes – clothes from high-end shops, and not from the sales rack. He wanted me to spoil myself at the spa, have facials and manicures, massages, and expensive haircuts. It wasn’t that he didn’t like how I looked or the clothes I wore, he just thought that I worked hard and deserved to treat myself. But I never did enjoy shopping and I’ve always hated to part with money. Plus, going for a spa after work or on the weekend was time away from Paul and I always wanted to get home to my wonderful husband. [more...]

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