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Impress or Inspire

Do I do what I do to impress others or to inspire them? This is a question that I ask frequently of myself. In the past, I have  answered it based on the ways I assumed others would answer it. Did she think I was trying to get attention for myself? Did he think I was trying to prove something? […]

Genuine and Generous

My sister used to laugh at me, because in the course of conversation I would often mention a dear friend of mine. She would laugh, because she said that everyone was a dear friend to me. And I realized that she was right. I don’t love with parts of me. If you are my friend, I am all in. My life […]

Curve Balls and Courage

What do you do when life throws you curve balls? Because it will. One moment you will be hitting the balls out of the park and the next, life will slam into you, knocking you over, stealing your breath away. It is happening all around me right now. Friends have lost loved ones in the most difficult of ways, too […]

Annoyance and Astonishment

“He sprayed me with water while I was trying to take a picture!”, I said to my husband (complete with hand gestures to emphasize my irritation). “Well, you WERE standing in range of where he could spray you with water, right?”, my matter-of-fact, point-out-the-obvious husband stated. “Yes, but…” (I really don’t understand where my children get this need-to-argue-everything THING from). We were at […]

Never Enough Books

The sound of a record playing on our stereo system, the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking and the feel of our scratchy red plaid couch on my feet are vivid memories of my early days of reading. I was 9 years old when I first discovered that I love to get lost in a good book!  Nearly thirty years […]