Monday, May 16, 2011

Lesson from my Elders

I was talking about the challenges of motherhood with one of my nursing home residents.

She told me to think of motherhood as the bark on a holds everything together.
Of course one of my co-workers pointed out that bark is usually dried out and cracked
but we won't think about that :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Are you thriving or just surviving? I'm actually asking myself
this question.  I think I am usually just surviving but I want to
be thriving.  I am coming to the realization that we have to make
a conscience decision to thrive everyday.  It reminds me of Abraham Lincoln's quote
".Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Abraham Lincoln

Monday, May 9, 2011

Peaceful Moments

I am a big believer in finding peaceful moments in our crazy days

Today I found my peaceful moment by taking a walk on my lunch
break and smelling the fresh cut grass
(Sorry all of you allergy sufferers)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

We spent a beautiful day at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens
The buildings feel like they came out of a fairytale
The flowers were beautiful
and the kids were kids

and my sweetheart gave me a beautiful rose bush
that smells gorgeous!