Quote of the Week

March 29, 2014blessings, choices, empowerment, focus, happiness, quote of the week

“Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four hours to live.  What a precious gift!  We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh * Use this day wisely, and be grateful for the gift!  ~  … Read More

Thanksgiving is Only One Day!

November 25, 2013blessings, choices, focus, holidays

It’s great that we have this one day set aside to really turn our focus toward the gratitude we feel for our blessings!  But what about the other 364 days? What can help us to shift our thoughts and attention on those days?  We need to turn from the petty annoyances, and even from the … Read More

Goals Set; Worked Toward, and Achieved!

November 11, 2013change, choices, empowerment, focus

This last Saturday, our daughter-in-law, Andreana, got up very early to take part in our Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon.  She ran the half-marathon.  In the last few months, she has gone from absolutely no running experience, to where she now runs on a regular basis. Early in the spring, at the age … Read More