Twinkle Lights


It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle.  I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors.  My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights

I Got Skills!


Mad skills. Crazy good skills. Skills that help other people. Skills that I've really enjoyed developing over the course of my life so far. Am I a master at any one of them? I'm not sure I'd call myself a master of any of them; although there are a few that I so thoroughly enjoy, … Continue reading I Got Skills!

Jack of All Trades, Master of None


If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? I tend to think of myself as a jack of all trades and master of none, as the saying goes; often calling myself a "generalist" in my work life.  I know a little bit … Continue reading Jack of All Trades, Master of None

This One is Definitely Inspired


My friend Betsy is most certainly living an inspired life!  When I first met her in 1989, I knew she was amazing  when she came running into my office to show me her new tattoo.  I'm not sure she knew just how amazing her life would become as a mom, wife, business owner, entrepreneur.  I … Continue reading This One is Definitely Inspired

Motivation vs. Inspiration


When I was in graduate school one of my advisors would drop little gems into his lectures, some of which have stuck with me twenty-plus yrs later.  One of my favorites, and I can't recall who he had cited when he mentioned it, was "there's a big difference between motivation and inspiration."  Motivation, he said, … Continue reading Motivation vs. Inspiration

Back to Work on Monday


I love when I find something on in my news feed on Facebook that speaks to the thoughts running through my head.  I'm headed back to my workplace tomorrow after being out for a month.  I enjoy my work and am looking forward to returning and doing those parts of it that a I really love--helping … Continue reading Back to Work on Monday

The Post That Started It ALL!


I originally posted this as the first entry of my year-long crusade to thank someone every day.  Tomorrow will be my last post, and I'm still working on it!  Please enjoy this one today; I can hardly believe how quickly this year has gone by! ************************************************* The idea for this blog has rumbled in my … Continue reading The Post That Started It ALL!