Keeping the Gifts Moving

The first thing I read this morning was “Paying it Forward: Why Our Gifts Always Keep Moving” by Wayne Muller (http://www.dailygood.org/story/1136/paying-it-forward-why-our-gifts-always-keep-moving-wayne-muller/). And last night I decided that the first task of...

Beating on Walls

“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” ― Coco Chanel   I don’t know much about Coco Chanel except that her perfume #5 is luscious and she created really classy clothes.  Evidently, she was also a wise woman. How much of my life...

You mean I have to cook?

After 71 years I am finally putting some things together, and I must say, I am not pleased. I have fought with food for most of my life.  Actually that is not true; food and I are way too friendly – it is the weight that I have been fighting with.  The fight...

Cost, Income, and Transparency

I was impressed with a blog, The Becoming Minimalist Business Model (http://www.becomingminimalist.com/business/), by Joshua Becker.  In it he described how his site earns money and how he works his day.  As a person newly interested in blogging, it was enlightening. ...

Palace or Cottage?

“For serenity, always prefer the cottage to the palace!”    ― Mehmet Murat ildan Quotes almost always make me think.  Some quotes help me see connections between things that were not connected for me before I read the quote.  The quote above is one of these...

People and Stained Glass Windows

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross What a wonderful description of a serene woman (or man). Both...