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one word that has long meant a lot to me.... photo by Jill E. Williams

Word Up

In my mid-twenties, I was in a workshop at a conference where we were asked to come up with one word that described our mission and then follow that with a sentence that explained it.  The question seemed so daunting.  Just one word?  But I’m a word hoarder.  I love words.  I need more than one, I […]

Random Bits

Random Bits

  So, Happy has a tapestry in his bathroom that was handcrafted in Honduras and features many colorful people.  We call them his people.  When we are getting ready for bed, I always tell Happy to say good night to his people.  “Goodnight, people” or “Goodnight, my people,” he enthuses.  On Christmas Eve, we had a family brunch […]

I resolve...

I resolve…

Usually, I am not the traditional New Year’s resolver.  Too often, New Year’s Resolutions are about saying no to yourself, and because I like to actually flip that sentiment in life and, instead, focus on saying yes to the things that allow me to be my best self, I haven’t always made room for resolutions.  […]

My favorite reads

My favorite reads

Every year on my birthday, I challenge myself to read as many books as I am old in the upcoming year.  For someone who loves to read, this shouldn’t be so hard.  But, as it turns out, it has been in the past because I typically only read before bed which means I typically only […]

one small adjustment

one small adjustment

So, while watching the Sing-Off a couple weeks ago, I saw a trailer for the new Reese Witherspoon movie, How Do You Know. In the clip, Paul Rudd’s character says, “We’re all just one small adjustment away from making  our lives work.”  We’re all just one small adjustment from making our lives work.  I love that […]

and happiness

Wishing You

JOY, PEACE, HEALTH, HOPE, LOVE

Random Bits

Random Bits

So, today we were in the local coffeshop visiting with some friends that Happy just adores so there was a lot of love going on.  When it was time to leave, I started for the door, and Happy held back.  When I turned to see what was distracting him, I found Happy visiting every table in […]

Having Vision

Having Vision

At the beginning of this year, I sat down and made a vision board for my year. It was a powerful tool, one that symbolized so much for me at the time.  In many ways, 2009 was a wonderful year.  We brought home our baby boy who has added so much to our lives.  I went […]

The Kids are Alright Part 3

One more lovely quote from Yoharis, one of my students this semester:  I feel like I am in control of my life now.  It was as if I had been looking at myself in the wrong mirror.  At last, a breath of fresh air, not more rules, wrongs and rights.  At last, something that made […]

Random Bits

Random Bits

  Yesterday while BF was doing Happy’s hair, Happy said, “I love my hair.  Daddy, do you love my hair?  Mommy, do you love my hair?”  Why, yes, we do love your hair, honey. We had to remove the donkey from the Nativity.  It seems that Happy doesn’t just like to put the outdoor metal […]