Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…

"In a world where you can be anything.  Be kind." - unknownI don't think this quote for my quotable Thursday series really needs all that much explanation, as I think we learned its basic principle in kindergarten. You have the power to be anything; you control how you treat people. And with all of those … Continue reading Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…

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On happiness

Today is National Happiness Happens Day  As children, happiness comes easily - a funny sounding word, the sight of a puppy, or the first taste of candy.  But as adults, happiness can be more illusive.  We carve our lives into pieces, trying to determine if we have adequate amounts of happiness.  We ask ourselves hundreds … Continue reading On happiness

Quotable Thursdays – Change

If there's one constant in this world, it's change.  When we're young, we tend to embrace it, hurdling ourselves from one adventure to the next - with no fear.  But as we get older, and the stakes seems to grow in magnitude, change becomes scary.  We find ourselves muttering, "but I've always done it this … Continue reading Quotable Thursdays – Change

Quotable Thursday – kindness

I often pick Thursdays to showcase quotes that I love or that I've been thinking about.  Today, I'm picking a quote on kindness, which seems to be underrated lately. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop I've been thinking about kindness a lot lately.  Not only in the recent political … Continue reading Quotable Thursday – kindness

Quotable Thursdays

I love quotes, especially the meaningful ones. And it's funny, because they can show up anywhere - books, movies, tv...  Sometimes, you hear them and they speak to you right away. While other times, it takes months for you to really grasp their message...maybe even years.  Today's quote is about love (altogether now, awwwww).  I … Continue reading Quotable Thursdays

Take a chance

I've always loved music, sayings, and quotes.  They have that unique ability to impart thoughts and feelings with a memorable punch. This week's quote is one I've come across recently - “So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in … Continue reading Take a chance

Until being strong is the only choice you have

As a writer, I've always believed in the magic of words and as a reader, I've often felt their power.  Stories and songs have that amazing ability to break through barriers and - teach, show, remind, and reach us.  Quotes can be the distilled form of that magic - few words, with a powerful punch. … Continue reading Until being strong is the only choice you have

On those we’ve lost

Every leap day brings a reminder of my eighth grade year and the day when a dear friend of mine killed himself. It's never easy when someone we love is taken from us.  The finality of the loss, the ache of what might have been can bring you to your knees. But the ones that … Continue reading On those we’ve lost

Solid foundation

A powerful quote for you today - on building, or more accurately, rebuilding your life from one of my favorite authors: Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. - JK Rowling I feel like that's so powerful, it deserves a second picture quote with my new Hermione action figure .(That's … Continue reading Solid foundation