Thankful Everyday

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful yearly reminder that we need to be thankful of all of the things we have: family, friends, our homes, our health. But, we need to be thankful everyday. We all have our hard days (sometimes weeks) where we can’t see the good. But counting our blessings is something we really…

Joy In Random Moments

I’m generally not one for making plans. Granted I have to in some way on a daily basis-we all do. This week I had many things planned. But even the few things that technically went accordingly didn’t really go accordingly. The great surprises that came out this week (so far) not only has made me…

Compassion

Compassion is apparently a virtue I have forgotten lately. The image below, which I found on Pinterest (shocking, I know…), was the wake up call I needed. I need to lose the ego. Stop looking at the past, placing blame, being hurt and angry. I need to forgive. I have confused “being a doormat” and compassion. They…

Letting Your Heart Heal

I remember after my first love and I broke up I was devastated. I couldn’t eat, I went out drinking everyday with friends to numb the pain and listened to the sappiest of songs. I remember being in fetal position on the floor sobbing to “Can We Still Be Friends” from Todd Rundgren, “Holding On To…

Shine A Light of Positivity

I’ve had a perfect Sunday morning so far. Woke up, poured a hot cup of coffee and got to catch Joel Osteen on TV. Joel’s message always inspires and encourages me. Today’s message was regarding leaving “deposits” in the world. When he says “deposits” he means leaving encouraging words and actions. Compliment someone today. Help…

Reason, Season or Lifetime

My dear friend and mentor Maggie May gave me a great piece of advice a while back. Lately I have started contemplating it. On a piece of paper she handed me the “Reason, Season or Lifetime” lesson. It goes as follows: People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime. When…

What I Learned From Nora Ephron Movies

Last week Screenwriter/Director/Essayist/Shero Nora Ephron lost her battle with cancer at the age of 71. I have been a long time fan of Nora. If you’re a chick flick freak like myself, you could spot an Ephron film within the first few minutes. Beautiful soundtrack (Harry Connick Jr., Harry Nilsson, Costello…), the New York City…

The Heart of the Matter

There are a lot of wounded people walking around. A lot of pent-up anger. A lot of holding on when we should be letting go. We have to find forgiveness. I know that’s easier said than done-BELIEVE ME. But, it’s better for you to let go and move on than to keep holding on to…