Sixteen years ago today I went on a first date. There were weeks of conversation leading up to this date. Late night phone calls until we could barely stay awake. Faxed cover sheets at work. (People still used fax machines 16 years ago!) Phone calls during the work day when we should have been actually … More The Longest First Date
What can you do when you feel helpless? When a dear friend is going through something that is beyond tough? What do you do when your friend pours their heart and guts out and tells you all of the ugliness that they are dealing with? What can you do when your heart aches for them? … More What can you do…
We’ve all heard the saying in one form or another: “It is better to give than to receive.” Yesterday I had the opportunity to explain this phrase to three 8 year-olds while also giving them a way to experience it. In the process I gave thanks to God, the Universe, a bunch of people who … More The Gift of Giving
We all know that toxins are bad. We make sure that we don’t have toxins in our food. We don’t want pesticides on our fruits and vegetables. We know when something is bad by the way it smells or the way it looks. (Although if you ask Dear Husband, guacamole is bad because it ‘looks … More Time to Detox
How many times have we heard these words? I mean when someone wasn’t being sarcastic or snarky. How many times have we said them? And meant them? The answer to all of those questions is probably “not too often.” It is probably less often if you’re married. 😉 Why? Why don’t we hear them? Maybe … More You’re right.
I came across this gem not too long ago. I wrote this 7 years ago after a family reunion of my mother’s side of my family. Just a few days ago, on Christmas day, I was reminded of it because my brothers and I learned more in a few hours about a cousin than we … More Family = Friends = Entertainment
Dream Bigger turns 1! I just logged on and saw the notification that I started this account 1 year ago today! I cannot believe it has been a whole year of blogging (intermittently). I have enjoyed it and want to do more… This blogging thing has not been as regular as I anticipated/planned/expected. But LIFE … More Happy Everything!
Dream big! I have heard this phrase a lot in the past few weeks. The people I have heard it from don’t know (or at least didn’t at the time) about this blog. They didn’t know that I am in the habit of dreaming bigger because I know that my dreams will come true. … More Unexpected Encouragement and Sisterhood
Why do we invite certain people to some parties and not others? Why do we even invite the people that we do invite? Obligation? Kindness? Do you even know why you keep inviting that crazy uncle that you have the vodka from? There are simple answers. For example… When having a child’s birthday party – … More Invitations: Obligations or Reminders of Love
“I love it when a plan comes together” – John “Hannibal” Smith, A-Team (TV show) I am a planner. But when things ‘just happen’, I have witnessed wonderful things happen! In the past few months there have been a few days that have gone completely not as planned. I count those days as some of the … More We don’t need no stinking plans!