I've thought a lot about success lately, and what that concept really means to me. There are zillions of quotes about success and a greater number of opinions about what it means to have lived a successful life, but so many of these seem to be focused on achieving something that the world can see… Continue reading Success is all around you (and more importantly, inside you too!)
Leaving our mark on the world
A few weeks ago, I went on a trip with my brother to Florida. On our drive back home, we stopped at a Wendy's in North Carolina. The woman who took our order was in her 40's or 50's...I couldn't really tell, but she had a light within her that felt like a warm hug.… Continue reading Leaving our mark on the world
A new consignment shop opened up in Cambridge and as I drove past last week, what caught my eye was a velvet jacket blowing in the breeze so I stopped in to see what the shop was like. As I opened the door, I was greeted by a lovely woman, Donna, who welcomed me and… Continue reading Success
Missed the boat?
A friend sent me a slide show last night of 50 photographs (the link is below). The images that I loved the most, were the ones that were not posed or trying to be dramatic; they just were. For a large part of my life, I have had the feeling that I should be something… Continue reading Missed the boat?
Being happy for others; Celebrating our interdependence!
I read a story, years ago, about a group of tenant farmers waiting for housing. They were living in squalor and occasionally, someone would be rewarded for their hard work and be moved to a better home. Most people were miserable. There was one man who was different. Every time he heard the news that… Continue reading Being happy for others; Celebrating our interdependence!
My beautiful mother
My mother told me yesterday that right before my grandfather died, she entered his hospital room and he said to the nurse at his bedside, "This is my beautiful daughter." She smiled as she told me this and said, "I never told anyone this story before. It was the only time that my father ever… Continue reading My beautiful mother