Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

People often remark that I am “always happy and smiley.” I wish this were so but despite having a naturally cheery disposition, being happy takes work.   There is A LOT in life that we cannot control but one thing that we are always in charge of is how we react to a situation; I… Continue reading Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Bye-Bye Birdie

Tomorrow is the first day of school for our county and I find myself moving towards it with a sense of sad trepidation. My son is a junior in high school this year. My baby boy, the last one. It has been 16 years since I had to take just one child to school. SIXTEEN… Continue reading Bye-Bye Birdie

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)

Today ends my social media challenge. Though I would like to say that I will not be returning to such time wasting tools such as Facebook, the truth is, I missed it. I missed seeing pictures of my friends’ kids and hearing about the quirky day that my various family members had. In such a… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)

Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente

  In America we view doing nothing as being lazy, but in Italy it is considered an art. Dolce far niente, “the sweetness of doing nothing” helps bring life back into focus. As the pace of society continues to increase, it is important that we remember how to take a step back and disconnect from… Continue reading Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE(week 1)

It’s been just over a week since I began the Social Media Challenge and I have to say that I miss my boredom browsing on Facebook. I think it is more of a mindless habit than a need that drives this yearning and it leaves me to wonder if this is how a smoker feels… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE(week 1)

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

I am in a love/hate relationship with technology, my family can vouch for this as they have suffered through numerous rants. I blame some of this on what I witness while working with the public – families sitting at a table and nobody speaking, babies watching cartoons while shopping, kids with headphones in while out… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

Adventures are Comprised of Moments

Life is divided into moments. Some are small. Some are big. Some make you cry. Some make you laugh. Some just make you pause and think. All of these moments, even the painful ones, create the beautiful, complicated, individuals that we are. When we are young, we look at the “adults” around us and think… Continue reading Adventures are Comprised of Moments