“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

― Albert Einstein

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Trusting That things will be okay. That we'll be able to get things on track at work. That I'll find the wisdom, guidance and words to use. And that at home I'll be able to get things accomplished. Grateful For my children. I count the gift of being a mother as the greatest gift of my life. I am humbled by the honor. A great lady I know once said that she was born on the day her first child was born. That is true for me too. In the first quiet moments of being alone for the first with my new born baby in my arms I had heart to heart, spirit to spirit talks with them. I thanked them for being my child. I told them how glad and joyful I felt to have them in our family. With their wide, innocent and yet knowing eyes looking up at me, I told them what an honor it is and how grateful I am to be their mother. Then I pledged to them that, while I was bound to make mistakes, I would do my very best to be the best mother. This is the most sacred and solem of vows. The three beautiful people I get the privilege to call my children are my favourite people in the world. I am eternally grateful for them. Inspired This Friday I am inspired by Maggie. I work with Maggie and yesterday she showed me again how to live in the moment and for the moment as we danced down the boardwalk of Coney Island Beach to tunes like Brickhouse, Ain't No Mountain High, Get up off of that thing, etc. I was afraid of what people would say or think - dancing in broad daylight at the beach. But with Maggie I became brave and got up and danced. I only wish now that I had got up sooner!! As Maggie always says "Onward and Upward!"

Friday, July 13, 2012


In the last couple of months I have discovered Brené Brown!! 
 Her TED X Houston talk and then her TED talk are
and speak to my work and my life. 

 Life really is all about connection! 

Needless to say I am reading her book  The Gifts of Imperfection and in her book she talks about PRACTISING gratitude as being essential to living a whole-hearted life
- that is having Joy in your life. 

Gratitude isn't something you are -
like "be grateful"
and it's not only something you
ThinK or FeeL. 
it's not just an AttitudE. 

 Rather Gratitude is at it's most meaningful and most life changing when it is
- so it is spoken, written, it is thoughtful acts of kindness, it is shown! 

One thing Brené found in her research is that the Whole-Hearted, the most resilient, joyful and happy among us,
actively do things to acknowledge and celebrate all that is  in their lives. 

Some keep gratitude journals and express gratitude out loud to those in their lives. 

 So, Brené began having Fridays be a day to PRACTICE Gratitude. 
She called it T.G.I.F.

So in the spirit of Brené .  Here is my T.G.I.F. list for today Friday July 13th, 2012.


that with diligence,
team work
honest, bold actions
 by me, Jer and the kids
we will be able to cross some major (MAJOR) TO-DOs off the list TODAY!


for my life's path - that i married who i married, that we have chosen to bring our children into this world, that we have chosen to live where we live, all so that i could work and associate with the people i see every week
BECAUSE i am on the right track in my life.
And there is nothing better in the whole world than having the deep-down-in-your-soul knowing that you are right where you are meant to be!!!

so that i can learn the things i need to learn, i can give of myself to the people in my life/community and i am becoming exactly who i want to be. (when i grow up) :-)


by people who really make time 
to be thoughtful
to connect with friends old and new
to give to others
people who are caring, compassionate, thoughtful and kind

That's my first TGIF list!  and I am really glad it is Friday, especially because I have taken this day off!!