Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve 2018

Happy New Year 2019 Everyone!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Staying On Your Path

"No matter where you are 
on your journey, that's exactly
where you need to be.
The next road is always
ahead." -Oprah Winfrey

Friday, December 28, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Best Gift of All

 "The best of all gifts around the Christmas tree:
 the presence of a Happy Family 
all wrapped up in each other."

We will be missing you Athena and Mat this Christmas but you will be with us in our hearts.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018


 "Everyone i know is looking for solace



 and a tasty snack." -Maira Kalman

Thursday, December 20, 2018


"LOVE recognizes no barriers.
It jumps hurdles,
leaps fences,
penetrates walls to arrive 
at its destination full of HOPE." -Maya Angelou

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Don't Lose Faith

"You must not lose 
faith in humanity.
Humanity is like an ocean:
if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty."- Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, December 17, 2018

Mom's Thoughts

 Photo courtesy of M. Toriumi

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Freedom of Choice

"What we've been
finding is that
could actually be a choice
 even when life
is difficult." -Shawn Achor

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Uplifting Thought

 "Whether you've seen angels floating 
around your bedroom or
just found a ray of hope at a lonely
moment, choosing to believe that
something unseen is caring for you
can be a life shifting exercise." -Martha Beck

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."-Maya Angelu

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Rainy Day

"The rain began again. It fell heavily,
easily, with no meaning or intention
but the fulfillment of its own nature
which was to fall and fall..." -Helen Garner

Friday, December 7, 2018

Don't Forget To Do THIS


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Calling All Angels

“You are never so lost that your angels cannot find you.”
Jeff Rees Jones

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Possible, Yes

"Pretend impossibilities
are possible.
They are." -Sandi Hemmerlein

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


"As  I watched my mom decorate her tree last night,
I was thinking that "home" is
never a specific town or house or room
where the tree resides.
It's instead a series of moments we gather--
like snapshots on a string,
of the times spent with people we love most.
The quietest moments that pause the longest
and echo the loudest in a quickly turning world.
If you could collect one crucial think in this life,
let it be the moments, the snapshots,
the collection of still points that make up "home",
and hold them close in spaces
that remain open when you need to return." -Victoria Erickson "Edge of Wonder"

Monday, December 3, 2018

Those Were The Days My Friend

So I made a list of about five guys that I thought were either cute, cool, funny, or had crushes on. In other words these are the guys I hoped would ask me to dance with them at the Friday night high school dances. I sent this list to my best friend whom I've known since the 3rd grade. We went through grammar school, Jr. High and High school together. I said: " Brings back so many memories, feelings. What would I tell my 14 year old self now? took me a long long time to grow up but I'm glad I had you by my side.  It's so great to have a wise friend.  you were and are the best!   PS If those guys had to make a list of girls they remembered or liked in high school I wonder who would be on it? I was so clueless."

She responded:  "To tell you the truth there isn't much I would change, I'm glad we were pretty clueless...memories from then are pretty happy.  It isn't filled with anxiety or regret or even wishful thinking. And I can bet we are not on anyone's list of memorable people, haha....I am so glad to have you in my life. Our shared memories are priceless."

Sunday, December 2, 2018


 Photo courtesy of  R. McCulloch

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Let the Holidays Begin

Count down to Christmas begins...

 In Dallas...

and here at home...

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