In 1997, don Miguel Ruiz published a little 138-page book called The Four Agreements. I think the first time I heard about it was during an interview Oprah Winfrey was doing with Ellen DeGeneres, and DeGeneres was talking about what an eye-opening book it was for her. I’d see and pass by that book in … Continue reading A Book That Made a Difference
It never ceases to amaze me what kind, loving, generous people are in my family’s life. My daughter graduated from high school today, and as I looked around us this evening, I was struck with a profound sense of gratitude for those who love us. My boyfriend took the day off work to attend. He … Continue reading Blessed
My darling girl, I cannot believe that we have arrived at the eve of your high school graduation. When you were born, I remember thinking that 18 years was a long time. Now that we’re here, I see that 18 years is just a blink once you become a mother. I thought I would bestow … Continue reading A Milestone
If I could travel back in time and talk to my younger self, there are numerous things I would tell her. These tidbits are in no particular order other than the order they popped up in my brain. · Don’t worry about what other people think. Other people are not nearly as interested in you … Continue reading What would you tell your younger self?
If you had asked me ten years ago whether I thought I was an introvert or an extrovert, I would have probably yelled, “Extrovert!” at the top of my lungs. If there was anything I was sure of then, it was that. What I’ve learned with age, though, is that I’m no longer sure of … Continue reading Introvert or Extrovert?
I left the house this morning without my laptop, so the post I had queued up to publish today is sitting miles away in my living room. I am at an archery range with my man and his friends, typing on my phone. As I sit here and watch them hit their targets (mostly), I'm … Continue reading Something Precious
“Lasts” are often bittersweet. Things like graduations, marriages, and births are often huge moments of celebration at the end of something. They have sadness mixed in because of what’s ended, but that’s expected. Stuff like this is the stuff we see coming. We anticipate it, and we wait for it, and we enjoy it when … Continue reading Last Time
To you-know-who-you-are, I bet you never expected to get a thank you letter from me. After the way you behaved, I never thought I’d write one. It’s been five years now since I learned of your existence, and although I’ll never like or respect you, I have many things to thank you for. Thank you … Continue reading A Thank You Letter
Put your damn phone down! Nothing says “I don’t care what you’re saying” more than staring into your phone when someone right in front of you is trying to have a conversation. This is something that’s discussed a lot, but I’m still guilty of doing it, and I see more and more people doing it … Continue reading Something to Give Up
Today’s news of Kate Spade’s death is hitting me particularly hard. I’ve purchased her lovely items numerous times over the years and have friends who adore her handbags. She was a quirky, original, classy woman who seemed to have everything going for her. She was only 55. I am heartbroken that she’s gone, and I’m … Continue reading Something to Remember