never look back

A while ago, maybe a year, maybe more, a friend of mine typed these words in a text message: Don’t look back. You can never look back. He was giving me advice in the form of song lyrics. Whether he remembers telling me this, I doubt. But I’m pretty sure he’d say the same thing … More never look back

lipstick

I was with three girls yesterday. Two are in middle school, one in high school. It was a snow day, so they were bored and wanted to get out. Honored they’d pick me to spend time with [hey, I’m old!], I picked them up for a late lunch. We chatted along….music, school, what they received … More lipstick

struggle

My personal belief is that one of the best parts of the holiday season is the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All the gift hoopla is over. No more worries about whether a clothing item is going to fit someone or baking deadlines. I am fortunate to be able to take some … More struggle

happy

You haven’t written a blog entry in a while. I’ve heard that a few times lately, mainly from my daughter. And yes, factually, it’s true. I have not posted an entry since July 14, over a month ago. Why? Well mostly because I haven’t had the urge to write anything. And also, I think maybe, … More happy

I found myself

I found myself pleased with a realization.  As I left the cathedral yesterday morning, the place I’ve been worshiping these last few months, I found myself to be happy.  While I realize one should, under good and normal circumstances leave one’s place of worship in a cheerful mood, I have had a dark shadow fall … More I found myself

happiness as a goal

Happiness as a goal is a recipe for disaster.  ~ Barry Schwartz I think the above quote says it all.  If you’re only looking to make yourself happy, you’re in for a big fall.  Ah, I made a rhyme. Happiness as a goal is a recipe for disaster. Simple, yet much to consider.   happiness.as.a.goal.is.a.recipe.for.disaster … More happiness as a goal