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Birthday Magic
Monday, November 11, 2019      2 comments

My birthday was yesterday, but the birthday magic started Friday evening. I just had the feeling I was really going to enjoy this birthday. Three of us at work have birthdays in November - the 5th, the 10th and the 19th. Sometimes it is a lit... Read more
There are days...
Tuesday, July 02, 2019      0 comments

There are days when I think it would be great to retire...now. Today is one of those days. I don't like the way some of my co-workers act and I definitely don't like the way they treat me. But, I still have the power. The power to choose... Read more
Competition ain't so great
Tuesday, April 02, 2019      0 comments

I learned a good lesson: Sometimes it is better to be LESS Competitive. I joined a group at work where we practice mindful eating, include a little bit of exercise every day, and engage in some spiritual wellness. Well, it all started out... Read more
Staying focused
Monday, April 01, 2019      0 comments

It is difficult for me to stay focused. I find myself constantly going off on a tangent during conversations and while working. Exercising on the other hand, helps me to keep on track. While I often start a chore at home and find I cannot fin... Read more
This is weigh overdue...
Monday, March 11, 2019      0 comments

I like puns ... and cookies, and ice cream and cakes and bread etc. I realize that for the moment I cannot have those things in the house because I do not exercise any control and I do not exercise on a regular basis. I try, I start, I stop, I... Read more
The wonder of hugs
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      1 comments

If someone could bottle and sell the medicinal value of a hug, they would be billionaires! I had a not so good day at work yesterday and subsequently had a hard time falling asleep as I rehashed the events of the day in my mind. I finally got ... Read more
Friday, October 30, 2015      2 comments

I am a Pluviophile and that is someone who loves the rain, who finds joy and peace of mind in rainy days. I love to hear the rain hitting my aluminum awnings. I like splashing in puddles especially when I am wearing boots. I love to feel the ... Read more
Thursday, October 29, 2015      0 comments

(As part of my job as the Administrative Assistant in the office, I defrost our little communal refrigerators/freezers twice a year - I decided to have a little fun with the message this time) Hi Everyone, In order to further annoy you... Read more
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Monday, October 19, 2015      2 comments

For too many years I worked in the finance industry where the only goal seemed to be to increase profits. I was not happy, I was not content. Then I experienced a life-changing event and found myself out of work. I continued to look for emplo... Read more
We can never know all the good that a simple smile can do...
Saturday, October 17, 2015      0 comments

Taking a cue from Mother Teresa, I try to smile more every day and not just at people I know. Sometimes when walking down the hall of the university where I work, I try to catch the eye of a student, smile and wish them a good morning. Often t... Read more
It doesn't matter what you say you believe, it only matters what you do.
Friday, October 16, 2015      0 comments

It is important in life to be honest - with others but especially with ourselves. Our credibility is lost when we espouse one belief yet follow another set of beliefs (that are sometimes contrary.) Lies to ourselves may be harder to realize bu... Read more
Real Generosity is doing something nice for Someone who will never find out.
Friday, October 16, 2015      0 comments

Short and simple - a gift is to be given, not bartered with for recognition. As Pope Francis reflected, we should follow the Golden Rule and do unto others as we would have them do unto us. The same applies to giving. We should give. Not bec... Read more