Unity in Diversity

The Summer 2016 Olympics are upon us! It is the one event that unites the world. This year there are around 10,500 athletes from 206 nations who are set to compete for 4924 medals from 42 disciples in 28 sports.[1] The president of the International Olympic Committee said “Like no other human activity, sport is […]

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Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Have you ever thought where your inspiration comes from and why an idea just pops in your head? I have and so has Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Big Magic. Yes, she was also the one who wrote the incredibly popular book – Eat, Pray, Love. She says “If inspiration is allowed to unexpectedly enter […]

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The Legacy of Love – 65 Years in the Making

This last weekend I attended a 65th anniversary party that was full of joy, laughter and light. It was a surprise party and were they surprised! It is wonderful to see a family that gets along and truly loves one another. This love starts at the top. Fran and Dick, the patriarchs of the family, […]

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God Bless America!!!

For many years around the 4th of July, my family has attended the Folsom Pro Rodeo. It is a place for fun, food and families. We watch the mutton bustin’, the horse riding and the bulls. One of my favorite parts of this event is when a person parachutes into the arena with this gigantic American flag […]

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My Daughter’s Gift #2 – Do What Makes You Happy!

In my April 14, 2016 post “My Daughter’s Gift” I discussed the blue jar my daughter gave me for Christmas full of daily inspirational wishes. She had a note for each day she was going to be gone studying abroad in Italy to remind me she was thinking of me. Here is one of my […]

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Summer Solstice Renewal

Summer Solstice is June 20 this year and marks the longest day of sunlight for most of the world. (The polar areas have daylight continuously this time of year.) This event is celebrated throughout the world with rituals, festivals and events. For many, this time marks the beginning of summer and time to get outside […]

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Live Like You Were Dying

Below is from The Huffington Post about the book “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing” by Bronnie Ware. I believe this is a message worth sharing. This week marks the year anniversary of my father-in-law’s passing and is a reminder to me of other people who have […]

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Remember Our Troops!

Memorial Day is this weekend and it is a reminder of all the sacrifices that our troops and their family’s make every day to defend our great country. “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – General Norman […]

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Labels We Give Ourselves and Others

I found this video from Prince Ea “I Am NOT Black, You Are NOT White” and I think it is important to share. So instead of me writing about it, I want you to hear the song. Below are a few lyrics from the song and a link to see it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0qD2K2RWkc “I’m not here […]

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