Giving Back – The ‘Secret Ingredient’ to creating a fulfilling life..

The story captured the world’s attention: Captain Sir Tom Moore was recently knighted by the Queen of England in her first public engagement since the Covid-lockdown. Moore, who is 100 years old, raised 32 million pounds (from over 1.5 million individual donations) for NHS charities by walking laps around his garden in Bedfordshire. “This is…

The long and winding road to success!

Last night was a long time coming. Daisy, our 2 year old Havanese finally took, AND PASSED, her Canine Good Citizen test at the local Humane Society.  The test was administered outside, socially distanced from a Rottweiler, a Pomeranian and two adorable Frenchies. It was stinkin’ hot, even by Florida standards, but at least the…

THINK FIRST (Are your words constructive or destructive?)

We recently had hurricane shutters installed on our home. Unfortunately, the guys who installed the shutters were sloppy, hurried, surprisingly moody and they clearly did not want to be working with each other. Thank goodness my husband was there to monitor their work and make sure everything was functional and properly attached..which it wasn’t in numerous…

Saved by disaster

What does it take to be saved? This story of survival is an object lesson in how a situation had to fully deteriorate to the point of utter darkness, hopelessness and helplessness before deliverance could be seen. Salvation was embedded in complete disaster- nothing less would do. The guiding light was only visible in total…

“I don’t wanna grow up..”

WARNING- THIS POST IS FULL OF GENERATIONAL GENERALIZATIONS. Last night I saw an ad on TV for Botox.  The (mostly) women featured in the spot looked like they were barely 30 years old. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin procedures have increased 28 percent since 2010 amongst 20 to 29-year-olds. Don’t…

Organizing- The Ultimate Psychological Cleanse.

I need to recalculate the frequency of my organizational efforts at home. At the moment,   I would classify these events as major, infrequent, almost seasonal undertakings- like laying fresh mulch or cleaning the gutters. In reality, organizing should be more like getting my roots colored.. not an every day occurrence, but certainly not an…